2029 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20036


Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

Cuisines: South American, Argentinian

Opening Hours:
Monday through Saturday 11 to 11, Sunday 11 to 9.

Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: N/A

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Ham-and-parmesan empanada; spinach-and-goat-cheese empanada.

New & Noteworthy: Panas

This order-at-the-counter joint is devoted to Latin American empanadas. Assembled ahead of time, the turnover-like pastries are cooked in tabletop ovens. Except for the beef-based carne option, filled with green olives and hard-boiled eggs, the menu strays from tradition with such fillings as Brie, pesto, and shredded coconut. Good bets are ham-and-Parmesan and the Popeye, stuffed with spinach, goat cheese, and golden raisins.