NJ Dining: Raul’s Empanadas (UPDATED)

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Raul’s Empanadas
63 Morris Street, Morristown NJ
(973) 285-5555
Hours: Mon-Wed 7:30am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 7:30am-3am (Open Late!)

What isn’t there to love about empanadas? They are the perfect fast food — deep fried, self-enclosed, and portable, they can be filled with just about anything. Combine this with a friendly fast food storefront, and late night hours, you’ve got the makings of the next great quick-serve restaurant concept — or at least I think so. Raul’s Empanadas in Morristown should definitely be on your A-list of late night snacky stops.


Raul’s Empanadas  in Morristown.

What’s not to like about empanadas? Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.


Please don’t eat me! Wouldn’t you rather have a hot dog?


I’m sure the bright and shiny interior is far more appreciated at 3am than 3PM.


Partial Menu


Raul’s fills and deep fries at least 20 varieties of empanadas to order, filled with all sorts of combinations of beef, pork, ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and starches and different spices, including Latino (Cuban, Mexican, Argentine, Columbian, Puerto Rican, Spanish) and unconventional (Cheesesteak, Asian, Italian, etc.) flavors. For example the Puerto Rican is a take on Arroz con Gandules (Ham with Pidgeon Peas and Rice) and the Cuban has all the components of a Cuban Sandwich — chopped ham, roast pork, pickles, melted swiss cheese. I was particulary fond of the “5 sausage with lime” and the “Inferno” empanadas (3 chiles with beef). They’ve even got dessert empanadas, such as the “Adam’s Apple” and Guava Jelly with Cream Cheese.


The always pensive Raul, the Willy Wonka of Empanadas.


The daily lunch special.



“Cuban” interior.


“3rd Heaven” with Beef, Chicken and Shrimp.


The “Rock”. Made with traditional picadillo beef filling.


5 Sausage with Lime.


“Hawaii” with Pineapple, Cheese and Ham


3rd Heaven with Raul’s pink sauce.


5 Sausage with Habanero Sauce.


Hawaii closeup

12 Responses to NJ Dining: Raul’s Empanadas (UPDATED)

  1. daisy says:

    How can you resist an empanada dressed up in an apron and a chef’s hat?

    i CAN’T!!!

  2. Migui says:

    This is paradise to me! I LOVE empanadas..

    I will definitively try this place..

  3. kristin says:

    I love eating at Raul’s it’s just an experience in its self. I especially love the Paradise, it has shrimp, chicken, and vegetables: who could resist that combination. They have even helped a club from the high school that I’m in by selling us some empanadas to sell in our bake sale which was a success! I highly recommend this place to everyone!!!

  4. Scott says:

    Wow those look amazing. I love empanadas and wish I lived a lot closer to Morristown, NJ.

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  6. Kelvin says:

    We live about 3 minutes drive away from Raul’s, and we get the craving at least twice a month. The inferno and 5 sausages are my favorite. Great food and staff, definitely give them a try if you’re in the area!

  7. Buck says:

    The place looks great but, again, for the second week in a row, I was not invited to partake in Empanada Day.

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  9. Italian Viking says:

    Damn, those empanadas look delicious. I can’t wait to dig my long 10 fingers into those juicy morsels of tenderness!!!

  10. Morgan says:

    OMG-I adore your empanadas! Every thursday I go!!! Brocolli and cheddar is the perfect choice for vegatarians!

  11. Kenny says:

    Nice post – great photos. Unfortunately, my experience has been a bit different than yours. In response to your question about “what about empanadas is there NOT to like?” How about foreign, synthetic stuffings? Checkout the video restaurant review I posted recently here

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