What is more important than family?
Having a big (and international) family, makes the world seem so much smaller, because everywhere you go, someone is related to you 🙂
For example, while in São Paulo Dad said,
“We are going to your cousin’s empanada place”
I was like,
Believe or not I have a cousin (My Dad’s cousin’s son), Brendon, who with his business partner, opened up a pretty sweet empanada joint in São Paulo, Juanito’s Empanadas. The restaurant is on the smaller side with about 20-30 seats, but…
Don’t be fooled by the tiny space, there is SO much flavor coming out of the kitchen!
Everything is homemade and oh so delicious 🙂 Brendon was oozing with pride and excitement and it showed in the space and the food.
My personal favorite was #3, the “Queijo e Cebola” empanada. I am a HUGE fan of the sweet and salty combo, so this definitely made me smile. Flaky crust, gooey cheese, and sweet sautéed onions, what more could a girl ask for? After eating the first one, I was ready for 5 more, but after empanada number two I realized how satisfying these pockets of ooey-gooey goodness were.
If only Juanito’s was in Baltimore 😉
Want something unique, homemade, and delicious? Head to Juanitos!
Check out their Facebook page!
Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette