The food is as satisfying as the great typefaces in the logo, and Pilar tells me everything is made in the restaurant:
My favorite is the “americana” empanada—smoked panceta, mozzarella, and plum—and Pilar and Juan’s mother both approve of my choice, as it is a traditional Argentinian combination.
The empanadas can be ordered baked or souffléd; cleverly, each is stamped to distinguish the type.
I think my regular order will be two empanadas (an americana and an onion) and a dulce de leche pastelito. As I’ve discovered, the only way to improve the caramel-like goodness of dulce de leche is to warm it inside a crispy pastry shell.
Many congratulations to Pilar and Juan on their new restaurant and being small business owners.
I now plan to bring all my Miami visitors to Half Moon
so I can order dulce de leche pasteles—er, so they too can experience this heavenly empanada shop.
Half Moon Empanadas, 1616 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 305.532.5277 (delivery in South Beach)
What’s your favorite empanada? Any you’d suggest as new flavors for Half Moon?
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Posted by Kristen Taylor on Sunday, August 31st, 2008, 9:25 pm * Filed in Food, Video. * Tags: argentine, beach, empanada, Food, half, kristen, kthread, miami, moon, pilar, restaurant, south, taylor. Follow responses through the RSS 2.0 feed. Leave a response, or trackback from your own site.