Mayo Ketchup Beef Empanadas

Beef empanadas with picadillo-style ground beef in hand-rolled dough.

In St. Louis, there aren't many place to find Cuban, Puerto Rican or Dominican food, and that's part of what makes the menu at Mayo Ketchup such a standout. Here, you'll find dishes that are warm and comforting with fresh, starchy ingredients like plantains and yuca. You can hardly go wrong when ordering, but make sure not to miss out on the beef empanadas from the Plantain Girl herself.

Mayo Ketchup's empanadas have none of the unnecessary frills with all of the flavor. Hand-rolled dough is filled with a picadillo-style ground beef for a savory hand pie. Don't eat meat? The restaurant also offers mini empanadas stuffed with either cheese or mashed avocado that are served with a guava sauce on the side. 

If you are overwhelmed by what to order at Mayo Ketchup, try one of the picadera samplers. With a mix of empanadas, tostones, maduros and more, you can try a little bit of everything on the menu.

Mayo Ketchup is offering its menu for takeout and limited dine-in service. 

Mayo Ketchup, 2001 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.696.2699,