Empanada Master Food Truck specializes in friendly service, great tasting masterfully crafted empanadas and authentic Puerto Rican pastelillos. All fresh ingredients with our old family recipe!

The Empanada Master is an Estrada family business that began in 1971 when Ruben was 18. While completing his final year in High School, he saved enough money to have his friend purchase a step-in truck, which they then prepped it with the necessary culinary equipment. Ruben was fortunate enough to be on a major construction site located in El Barrio on 108th St. and 1st Ave. Spanning four blocks, it is now known as the 1199 Housing Plaza.

Today, after many years as an entrepreneur building different businesses, being a public official, and civic leader from El Barrio to The White House, God placed him on a path where he found the most pleasure during his youth. Cooking food and feeding his community gives him great pleasure. With God’s blessing, Ruben Estrada and his family are more than happy to provide an authentic Puerto Rican family flair and taste of pastelillos “empanandas.”

Selections From The Empanada Master Menu:

  • Beef Empanada – High quality Angus Beef, cooked with garlic , sofrito, red peppers and onions.
  • Beef and Cheese Empanada – Top quality Angus Beef with Mild Cheddar Cheese.
  • Veggie Empanada – Veggie empanada made with spinach, mushroom, roasted red peppers, and feta.
  • Empanada Platter w rice or side