With its flagship location celebrating its fourth anniversary last year, and a number-one fan in Kansas City Royals star catcher Salvador Perez, Empanada Madness has parlayed its success on Southwest Boulevard into a second location on State Line Road. Owners Marcial and Patricia Trujillo and their daughter, Andrea Hall, opened a colorful new outpost in the same shopping center that houses Jarocho South.
Empanada Madness specializes in the unique dishes of Venezuela, Peru and Colombia, although it's most known for its namesake fried-corn empanadas filled with potato, egg and queso fresco, shredded chicken or beef or ground beef. It offers a host of other South American dishes and snacks, as well: Try the arepas filled with shredded beef, pork rinds, cheese, avocado and more, or the hallaca, Venezuelan “tamales” with cornmeal dough, chicken, pork, capers, raisins and olives.
Make a meal out of the bistec encebollado, an adobo chile-marinated steak served with rice and beans. To drink, choose from a selection of sodas, smoothies, horchata or aguas frescas.
Empanada Madness, 13135 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.701.6002, empanadamadness.com