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Restaurant Sun Apr 29 2007
With a flaky, buttery crust and wide variety of filling options, the empanadas at Nandu (2731 W. Fullerton Avenue) are a perfect little meal, especially when paired with their refreshing sangria. Named after an ostrich like bird native to South America, Nandu specializes in Argentinian cuisine, and their empanadas are some of the best in the city. Two or three per person can easily make a meal, and you have a nice selection to choose from, including vegetarian options. Try the maiz or the espinaca if you want to go meat free, both are savory, gooey delights. Meat and seafood options abound as well. Dipped in a bit of tasty chimichurri sauce made with parsley, garlic and olive oil (spicy and not-so-spicy versions are both offered), the empanadas are really a tasty treat. This little restaurant is a homey, friendly place where you can enjoy a culturally rich evening without breaking the bank, with fantastic live music on weekends and a festive atmosphere featuring plenty of original art.