Calavera Empanada & Tequila Bar is as simple as that, one side of their opening menu offers Tequila drinks and other cocktails and the other side offers a selection of $3 empanadas. In case you haven't had an empanada, the simple
fried baked cuisine originated in South America, but has spread across central America and the US. It consists of a pastry shell filled with meat, potatoes and other ingredients.
While 101 was a modernist masterpiece- the frigid echo filled interior was too cold to truly lounge. Calavera has successfully warmed the space with a deep red and Mexican decorations.
The simple offering is Calavera's strength. While they do offer some simple salads and other appetizers- the empanadas are the focus. Patrons can order rounds of the little snacks and they are delivered quickly. While one or two empanadas probably isn't enough for a meal, they could make a great snack.
Calavera's service was excellent and the empanadas were hot and delivered quickly. There was some light burning on some of the empanadas but they were perfectly edible. Dessert empanadas were quite good but unfortunately topped with fake whip cream. The extensive tequila selection offers all of the varieties you are familiar with at competitive prices. We can easily recommend Calavera, the experience was top notch.
Below see their full opening menu, since updated with additional salads and drinks: