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The quintessential empanada is crisp, golden brown on the outside and the filling juicy, tender and decadent on the inside. But which restaurant on Long Island makes them best?

Long Islanders voted Island Empanada of Ronkonkoma the Best Empanada on Long Island in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

Who doesn’t love an empanada? Ronkonkoma’s Island Empanada has mastered the art of the empanada, and there isn’t a stuffing that they won’t try, so there truly is an empanada out there for everyone. If you want to go traditional, Island Empanada has a number of beef options to choose from.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can stuff your empanada with shrimp, pork or bacon mac and cheese, just to name a couple of options. Want an empanada full of cheese? Island Empanada has it. With their extensive menu of empanadas, it’s no wonder that Island Empanada has become a fan favorite among Long Islanders.

Island Empanada of Ronkonkoma is located at 601 Portion Rd., Ste. 13 in Ronkonkoma. It can be reached at 631-617-6427 or islandempanada.com

To find all the other 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate for your favorite businesses and people in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

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