- Adams Morgan
While we're excited about the addition of oven-roasted shoestring potatoes to the menu, we can't help but be enticed by the glowing, golden rows of empanadas behind the glass cases in this tiny, four-seat establishment.Thanks to the keen culinary minds behind Julia's Empanadas, there's a new French fry to try on 18th Street. Actually, that's not even an accurate description. See, the potatoes at Julia's... aren't fried—they're oven-roasted. Which is hard to believe on first bite. See, these bad boys tasted as crispy as their deep-fried brethren, just without all the unnecessary grease. What's the secret? Well, owners Bill and Julia are staying mum on that, but they are saying their French fries are the best, both in taste and health-wise. While we also think they're good on their own, we don't mind if we dress them up with a bit of house-made wasabi sauce or honey mustard. And of course, we liked 'em drizzled in ketchup, our old standby.
And while we're excited about this new addition to the menu, we can't help but be enticed by the glowing, golden rows of empanadas behind the glass cases in this tiny, four-seat establishment. In fact, rather than buy just one to eat while we were there, we also purchased six more to bring home for our housemates. After all, eating these delicious pockets of made-from-scratch goodness, hand-crafted in several different flavors to satisfy both carnivores and veg-heads, is even better with company.
Chilean-style beef empanada, $3.89
Spinach empanada, $3.89
Jamaican-style empanada, $3.89
Sweet fruit empanadas, $2.20
Oven-roasted shoestring fries
Daily, 11 a.m. to midnight