• EmpaCurious Bistro + Market (map)
  • 6559 Gateway Avenue
  • Sarasota, FL, 34231
  • United States

EmpaCurious Now Open For Business


We had our soft opening on Tuesday Nov 14. It was a perfect blend of opening day frenzy and inner stillness. We were happy and honored to have so many new faces come out to see us.

We opened to the public with two levels of service: a grab & go market of artisanal street foods, grab & go meals, bottled wine & beer, pastries, cakes and sweets, and allergen-sensitive options - all made from scratch in our kitchen; And an evening bistro dinner service with a wine and cocktail bar, and scheduled live music.

Operating hours are Tue-Sat 11AM - 10 PM. A weekend Brunch and Late Night Tapas and Cocktail service  is in the works for December.

Celebrate With Us on Nov 25

Now that we're in full swing, we invite you to  celebrate with us on Saturday, Nov 25, 7PM - 10PM. Dinner service will begin at 7PM, and at 8PM, the One-Man-Cuban-Band, Renesito Avich, will be performing LIVE AT EMPACURIOUS BISTRO. Beer, Wine and select cocktails will be available from the cash bar, and grab & go bakery sweets and treats will be available Market Side to satisfy those late-night, post-party munchies. 

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Limited Seating

Our Market and Bistro seats 35. Allowing for standing room and dancing, we can accommodate 50 guests per turn. Seating will favor dine-in customers. If you are coming just to dance and hang-out with Renesito, please come later in the evening so we have seating for dine-in customers.

Cuisine Inspiration

EmpaCurious' Menu rotates through 10 ethnic cuisines (and counting). For the celebration event, we are featuring The Rumba - Inspired by Cuba, and The Soca - Inspired by The West Indies. Of course, we will have our famous Empanadas, Brazilian Cheese Breads and Garlic-Parmesan Yuca. 

And the sweets! Oh the sweets! Can you say 'Cheesecake Flan'? Or Pina Colada Cake? Guava & Goat Cheese Dessert Empanadas? Quince and Sweet Potato? Yeah ... It's going down like that.

Let Us Know You're Coming

We welcome you and your friends and family. Please let us know if you are coming and how many are joining you. We accept reservations of 6 or more only. Seating is limited.

We look forward to seeing you. Please click below to register!

And don't forget your dancing shoes!