The Weekly Dish: Empanadas at El Pavo Real

Kim Ranjbar

The Spanish version of a meat pie, Empanadas (when made well) are a warm, festival of flavor wrapped in a flaky pie crust and that’s exactly what you’ll find at El Pavo Real. Chef Lindsey McLellan, formerly from Lola’s on Esplanade, recently opened this casual Mexican restaurant on the corner of Broad and Fontainebleau in an old, pale pink building that once housed a pharmacy.

Though there are many dishes on the menu worthy of attention, from the octopus ceviche to the “Mole Poblano,” McLellan’s Empanadas certainly are enticing. Filled with a earthy-spiced pork picadillo, wrapped in a tender, flaky crust and served with crema, you’ll be reluctant to share your bounty though they come three to an order.

4401 Broad St.