5411 Empanadas

5411 Empanadas
3715 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613


In 2009, a piece of Argentina was brought to Chicago
To a restaurant named 5411 Empanadas,
the number being Buenos Aires’ international dialing code

It started off as a food truck,
and then spread into a success
From the streets of Chicago to its own permanent address
The first location opened on Clark St in 2012,
and from there they opened 4 other Chicago locations
As soon as you try these empanadas,
you’ll know exactly why they have a famed reputation

The empanadas are baked and not fried,
which means they are on the healthy side
And each one is rolled with a different pattern on the edges,
and a pattern in the dough,
and a guide at each table has a drawing that indicates which empanada is which,
if you’d like to know…

Each empanada is $2.50 each,
and are filling although they make look small
With an option of 12 different fillings to try,
you’ll want to make it a goal to try them all!

The Beef is a classic,
the BBQ Chicken is a favorite by far
The Ham and Cheese is filled with slices of ham,
mozzarella and parmesan cheese,
with all these flavors together it’s a rockstar!
The Bacon, Dates, and Goat cheese is a sweet and savory salty combo,
even though it may sound strange
The Ratatouille is a must-try for vegetarians,
who may be looking for a change
The Banana and Nutella is perfect for the sweet tooth like me,
and even better is that it goes perfect with a cup of coffee!

They have a full espresso bar and serve metropolis,
along with popular Argentine cafe items and treats
Cortado, an espresso,
and Alfajores, a sugary confection,
are both a find you can’t beat!

The coffee and empanada combination is perfect for a cold Chicago winter night
And if coffee isn’t your thing,
the full bar of alcohol is a pretty sight
But regardless of what you’d like to drink,
make sure you bring your appetite!





  1. fastshakes

    December 29, 2016 at 2:03 am

    what a great review – empanadas forever & always! we’ll add this to our list when we’re in the area. cheers

    1. Donna Chlimon

      December 29, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      empanadas for the win! Let me what you think of them, cheers!

  2. justinlehman

    December 29, 2016 at 9:48 am

    These poem-reviews are always fabulous! The whole idea, really, is a marvel to me, and it’s always worth a smile to go over these. Keep up the good work and don’t let anyone tell you it’s anything less!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      December 29, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Sweetest words!! You have no idea how much I appreciate people like you!

  3. Guillermo Calvo Mahe

    January 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    But Colombian empanadas, especially those made in Manizales, …. Mmmmm. Manizales has one of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest cathedrals and as a young child, a very young child (obviously), I surmised that God lived at its peak, eating Manizales empanadas and drinking Coca Cola. But I’ve learned differently since then :(. I think.

  4. chitownstarconnections

    January 30, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for a new place to try. With my love of Evita and Jens favorite actor being from Argentina its worth a try

    1. dineANDrhyme

      January 31, 2017 at 12:04 am

      It’s so good for a great price! Tell me what you think of it!

  5. Rocio Foto Blog

    February 27, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    una de mis comidas preferidas!! 🙂

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