I had my eyes on the Empanada Harry’s Instagram for a few weeks in April of 2017.
The following month I made my first appearance, yes, almost like a magician.
My first thought after looking around was that time was spent on the little details all around the space.
They were injecting a taste of themselves in the space.
It was the exact opposite of one of those soulless gastropubs that exist to only suck money out of your wallet.
I felt right at home.
Harry and Michelle Coleman own empanada Harry’s.
Harry’s father, Philip Coleman, owns Moises Bakery in Miami Beach since 1991.
It is closer to a traditional Venezuelan bakery, but its influence can be seen in everything Harry does.
Harry grew up in the business, and Philip passed on his passion to his son.
He would meet his wife, Michelle, when they both attended FIU.
More than 15 years later, he runs the back of house while Michelle is busy taking orders and greeting folks upon entering Empanada Harry’s.
WHY IS EMPANADA HARRY’S DIFFERENT?
Empanada Harry’s is Miami through and through.
The empanada-styles run the gamut from Argentina, Chile, Colombian, Cuban, Peru, and Venezuela, of course.
No one can beat their daily selection of empanadas. Also, make sure to ask about the monthly special.
My wife Marcela lives for their Vegan Empanada.
You know it must be good if even I’m willing to give it a mention!
The Chipotle Chicken is my favorite in case you’re taking notes at home.
There hasn’t been a lousy empanada in the bunch.
I could go on forever about all of their food, but it’s if you scroll down, take a look at what’s calling to you, and head over to Empanada Harry’s.
While they are a good thirty minutes away from me, I spend my drive thinking about what I’m gonna buy, and then on the drive back, I’ve got a road empanada.
What’s a road empanada?
A road empanada is an empanada meant for you to eat on your drive home.
WHAT’S UP NEXT?
Their next adventure is a Miami-style BBQ spot.
Harry’s Smoke & Dough will conveniently open right next door in 2021.
Harry and Michelle have already begun integrating some smoked meats into their menu.
This is where following them on Instagram is of a benefit if you’re looking to get in early on this action.
They do BBQ about one Sunday a month.
You need to get on that!
EMPANADA HARRY’S MENUS
EMPANADA HARRY’S SNACK FOODS
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
HARRY’S SMOKE & DOUGH BBQ
SUGAPIE 2018 CHAMPS
In 2018 I hosted my 2nd SugaPie dessert event to find the best dessert in Miami.
Empanada Harry’s win with their Ganache Flor de Caña Tres Leches.
MOM & POP SUCCESS STORIES
You won’t go wrong at:
4009 SW 152nd Avenue