Chicago-born 5411 Empanadas got its start small back in 2009, when it operated as a delivery-only business venture. Today, the Argentinian concept boasts brick and mortar locations in Chicago, Florida and in 2016, it added Houston. Find the first Texas location nestled in the Downtown tunnels, offering more than a dozen flavors, all freshly baked daily.
Don’t be swayed by the restaurant’s small size, because what it lacks in square footage, it makes up in memorable fare. In the morning, find breakfast varieties that include combinations like chorizo, black bean and egg or sweet alternatives like banana mixed with Nutella. Later in the day, the Malbec beef empanadas remain popular picks, along with the bacon, date and goat cheese options. Pair your selection with the company’s signature chimichurri or red hot sauce.
5411 Empanadas is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.