This morning, Sarasota Magazine was gracious enough to wink at us with a post about our new Gulf Gate location, expanded menu and services, an even pumped our upcoming grand opening gig.

Thanks Sarasota Magazine for the wink.

The #EmpaCurious Team

New Empanada Spot in Gulf Gate by Ella Melzer

Gulf Gate just landed a new restaurant: EmpaCurious, a combination eatery and market that’s serving lunch and dinner. Alfonso Abreu and Sylvia Noguera launched the business last year as an Anna Maria Island delivery and takeout service, selling baked empanadas, sliders, tacos and more to hungry islanders. With the move to Gulf Gate, they’re adding grab ‘n’ go bakery items, lunch and dinner service, wine, beer and cocktails.

 New Concept and New Look in former Vizen Sushi Location

New Concept and New Look in former Vizen Sushi Location

While the restaurant’s empanadas are styled after those found in Argentina, the menu also borrows flavorings from Brazil, the Middle East, India, Cuba and China, among other regions. EmpaCurious is celebrating its new home with a grand opening shindig that runs 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, and features live Cuban music.

EmpaCurious is located at 6559 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, and is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more info, call (941) 922-8300 or peep the restaurant’s website.

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