La Empanada Loca

4820 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park
(754) 200-6151

Recent Reviews

Luis Ortega

A bit of a small place, big groups might have to accommodate... Beside that, if you want Puerto Rican food better than this, might have to go to the island ?️. The people are friendly, and helpful, the food... OMG my Chuleta Kan kan was amazing, my wife's Chillo was to crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The Trifongo was on point. Portions were big on every plate we order! Can't wait to be back!


This place had some amazing puerto rican food! The am iance wasvery live, I loved the music, the staff was kind, and our waiter was AMAZING! It was our first time there and we will definetly be returning!Parking: Accessible in front

Omayra Sanchez (MakeUpUrDayWithO)

First time in Fort Lauderdale and I have to say this is the best restaurant hands down. The service was phenomenal and the food was extraordinary! We went to this restaurant 3 times and each time it made us enjoy it even more. Geo was our server each time and we are thankful for his hospitality. We felt right at home and will definitely be coming back! If you’re in the area, this is a must stop!William if you ever want to expand to Michigan, let me know! We loved your food so much we are open to having a conversation ?

Lisa Ramos

Amazing service from the moment we opened the door. The food was delicious I haven’t had great Spanish food in quite a while and we traveled 3.5 hours to eat here. We’ll worth the drive!!! Everything we ordered was hot, fresh and delicious!!! I would recommend this place for sure, can’t wait to go back!!!


Fanfreakintastic if you ask us. We went for lunch and they did not disappoint. Great food, great staff and PR decor. We ordered ensalada de pulpo, alcapurria, chuleta kan kan, trifongo, frid snapper w/ arroz con gandules and carne guisado w/ white rice and habichuelas. Then we took home a bottle of the pique or hot sauce.... trust me.... this place is the best Puerto Rican food I've had in a very long time.


The title says it all. Our server was Geo and he treated us like family. He was very knowledgeable about all their dishes, answering any questions we had, and always making sure we had what we needed. The food was absolutely amazing, hands down the best food I’ve had on this vacation. We came back for lunch the next day and also got some to go for our drive home! Everything’s hand made, so this is some of the best quality food your money will buy. Close your eyes and point to anything on the menu, you won’t be disappointed! Let’s bring these flavors north to Michigan ?


A site that as soon as you enter the premises transports you to Puerto Rico. Good atmosphere and music. Varied menu. We tried the churrasco with rice and beans and fried meat with rice with pigeon peas... Tasty. The three milk, not to mention the same as coffee ☕️ . The people who serve are very helpful and the owner is attentive to everything. Be sure to try the bacalitos, something else. Un sitio que tan pronto entras al local te transporta a Puerto Rico. Buen ambiente y música. Menú variado. Probamos el churrasco con arroz y habichuela y carne frita con arroz con gandules... Sabroso. El tres leche, ni hablar igual que el café ☕️ . Las personas que atienden bien serviciales y el dueño pendiente a todo. No dejen de probar los bacalitos, otra cosa.

elif erler

I heard the plantain sandwich is famous in Puerto Rico. I came this restaurant which is first time and I immediately ordered jibarito. It was just amazing combination! Sandwiches are served with 3 different meat. Pork,beef,chicken. My fav was chicken. Although everything was good only the sandwiches were not rich. Lettuce and tomato could have been added to the sandwich. Friendly staffs, clean environment, super fast serving etc. Thank you!

Hoss Design_USA

Classic, genuine, local restaurant serving up all the Puerto Rico classics. Very relaxed and low-key. Food is delicious and affordable. Visit and enjoy!


Good day Familia/Family I've been to the 2 PR Restaurants in Hollywood (Downtown Hollywood and Taft St. just west of 441 on the north side) not bad Then you have the Empanada Loca - You Guys definitely knock it out the park. Thank you for bringing the real deal in comida criollo. Keep doing what your doing - don't ever drop your standards on fresh flavors and good food. I will see you Wednesday Thank you for a wonderful PR Food experience. Wishing you guys nothing but success David

Enid Quinones

The food was delicious! They have great service. Very attentive. We will definitely be coming here regularly. Food taste authentic & fresh. Make sure you come with an appetite you'll want to eat EVERYTHING!

Diana Montero

My husband and I dined at The Empanada Loca at lunchtime today. The food was excellent with generous portions. The waiter Gio was attentive,charming... He was an exceptional waiter. Knew the Special of the Day… off hand, was very patient as we browsed the menus. Always came back to check if we needed anything. My husband’s ‘chuleta khan khan with the tri -mofongo was cooked perfectly and it came with a salad . My ‘mofongo con camarones al ajillo’ was to die for. Then came my dessert, The Puerto Rican’ cake; moist, tasty and delicious! We enjoyed the background music as we were able to hold a conversation without having to talk over the music. All in all the service was above expectations. Highly recommended.

Elizabeth Campbell

We were visiting and looking for a quick bite when we found la empanada loca and we are so glad we did! The food , atmosphere and staff are so wonderful! Very welcoming! Bring your appetite because the food is to die for! My compliments to the chef and owners!

Pauline S.

Food tasted great, portions were good as well. A bit pricey but worth it. Here's some of the items I got. Ordered a Bandeja Loca to enjoy a variety of things

Carmen Garcia

The atmosphere and friendly staff!You might have to wait a little bit but there’s a reason for it!Freaking delicioussssss!!!!From the People that made us happy! The cooks… Not all Super here is wear capes!This food was excellent!The Owner, wait staff, so kind and the SERVICE!!! Give a try you won’t be disappointed!???????

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