The Empanada Joint

123 E. Main Street
Missoula, Montana 59802


The Empanada Joint is widely regarded as one of the best casual lunch and dining experiences in Missoula, by Yelp, Trip Advisor and Missoula Current.

Here are some personal reviews received recently :


OH! Just had lunch at this cheerful restaurant with a friend and we were both very delighted with the empanadas we chose. We both had chicken empanadas and sweet corn empanadas. All I can say is YUM! YUM! YUMMY! I love meeting the owner---she is pure joy.
Thanks for the experience, and we will be back
        - Mary K. Salem, OR, October 27, 2017


I'm from San Francisco and am a certified foodie who has traveled the world in search of good food.. I visited the empanadas joint on my last visit to Missoula and it was hands down amazing. I'll definitely be back on my next visit !!
        - Bret A. San Francisco, CA, at Yelp, September 20, 2017


Delicious! Great atmosphere, very friendly service, and what a unique restaurant for Missoula. The pork empanada was so good I almost cried. Chicken was awesome as well. The potato side was a surprise, with peppers, corn, onions, celery, carrots and...sweet potatoes, I think? What a pleasant surprise of a place in downtown Missoula. Go there for lunch today!
        - Music C. Nashville, TN, at Yelp, July 7, 2017


I was surprised how good it was. Very good! We even wanted to take some home but they are so good, they were sold out. I will be hitting the Empanada Joint again. Service was fantastic as well. Informative without being pushy.
        - Stacy L. Hamilton, MT, at Yelp, May 29, 2017


The Empanada Joint opened earlier this month in the old Staggering Ox location downtown. The interior has been scrubbed down, painted, and no longer reeks of stony college kids; it's bright and quite darling inside. I tried the chicken and the corn empanadas to go and they were delicious (the corn is highly recommended, the crusts on both were absolutely delicious). There are vegetarian and gluten free options but was told by a trusted source that they'll sell out of the gluten free empanadas if you don't get in early enough.

Empanadas run $4 apiece which seems to be tip-toeing toward pricey in cheapo Missoula. However, the ingredients and overall quality were great so I'd say they're worth it (it'd actually be completely normal pricing in a bigger city... I'm just spoiled by Missoula's cheap, belly-buster meals so my perception is a bit off). In a vanilla city greatly lacking non-American food options, I wish this restaurant much success and recommend that anyone tries it at least once. Added bonus for those who don't know: empanadas self contained and don't require utensils, so I anticipate seeing many roving empanada-eaters on the streets of Missoula come sunny weather.

     - Andrea L .   at   YELP, April 28,2017 - 




Solange Brunet will open the doors to the Empanada Joint, a new eatery in downtown Missoula where the empanadas will be warm and the atmosphere will be authentic.

    - The Missoulian, Sunday March 18, 2017 -

"It's putting love into food." WOW. How awesome is that !

    - Jaime Alexis
Stathis -

"Can't wait to get home and to your new place for some delicious emplanadas".

    - Kat Martin -
 is the author of more than 50 romantic suspense and historical romance novels.

"Keep up the good work...if it were easy, everybody would do it"

     - Brendan Bolger -

Empanadas are simply delicious, made with the best ingredients and with so much love!

    - Karen Brunet - 

 I’ve been a taste tester for over a month now, and all I can say is – Beyond belief! Made with love – and that’s what matters J

       - Margaret Burns -

 I have had these delicious empanadas and am overly excited about the new spot opening up downtown. You will be too.

     - Laura Churchman -

Simply the best empanadas in Missoula. If you are looking for home made cooking, quickly head down to The Empanada Joint.
    - Erica & Luciano Bolsi



Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm 

Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm

every first Friday of the month will be open until 8 pm

Sunday closed

The Empanada Joint
123 E. Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 926-2038

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