El Porteno EmpanadasOakland , CA
El Porteo Empanadas is proud to put its stamp on this traditional food with a unique empanada dough that is baked, never fried, giving it a distinctive buttery, flaky texture. Their dough recipe is inspired by European pastry techniques and produced using small-batch, artisanal methods. Filled with fresh, local ingredients, and Latin flavors, their empanadas Argentinas are not to be missed.
At El Porteo Empanadas, a family-owned business, Joseph and Teresa Ahearne are the founders who continually manage daily operations with a staff of roughly 50 people and counting.
As loyal Napans and San Francisco residents, they support their communities by sourcing many of their ingredients from nearby farms. They see food as a way to bring people together and consider their customers and employees like family.