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New Spanish-Dominican Restaurant in Norwood

Since 2014, Prieto Empanadas has been delighting Massachusetts with the authentic taste of quality, classic empanadas and other cherished Dominican family recipes, thanks to owner Jose M. Pimentel. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Prieto Empanadas is the go-to spot for a quick and satisfying meal in Dorchester. And now, as of February this year, the Norwood community can also enjoy the delectable offerings at the recently opened Prieto Empanadas II.


From a young age, Jose Pimentel learned the art of cooking from his mother in the Dominican Republic. He actively assisted in the kitchen, helping to prepare empanadas and bocadillos for their family. Over time, this mother-son tradition evolved into Pimentel running his own business, starting with a makeshift empanada mini cart outside his mother's home. After moving to Boston in 2010, Pimentel revived his enterprise with the original Prieto Empanadas location in Dorchester. The menu boasts a wide variety of empanadas, featuring fillings such as beef, cheese, and even pizza. Additionally, customers can savor other mouthwatering options like quipes, cassava buns, chicken croquettes, roasted and fried chicken, pork ribs, desserts, and natural juices.
The new Prieto Empanadas II in Norwood has been warmly received by the community, chosen specifically for its proximity to Jose and his wife Asia's home. Recognizing a niche in the market and an opportunity for expansion, the enterprising couple decided to seize the chance, given the success they have enjoyed in the Boston area over the past decade. Family-run establishments like Prieto Empanadas are unique, making it difficult to find lesser-known Spanish-Dominican dishes that are not as popular elsewhere.
While some customers may be unfamiliar with the various styles of food on the menu, the inviting aroma of freshly baked and fried delicacies emanating from the glass cases can pique even the most skeptical taste buds. Classic bean, cheese, or beef empanadas are a safe and delicious starting point for those unacquainted with this cuisine. However, more adventurous eaters will find an array of unique options, including pizza, breakfast, seafood-filled empanadas, and more. For those with a sweet tooth, dessert empanadas in flavors like guava or cinnamon are available, along with over a dozen fruit juices, including passion fruit, cherry, tamarind, and soursop.
If you're eager to try something new or simply crave a fresh empanada, visit one of the Prieto Empanadas locations and keep an eye out for special deals. Use promo code SAVE15 at checkout to receive 15% off your next order, or take advantage of Monday specials offering two empanadas and a drink for only $11. For more information, visit their website at
With its extensive selection of crispy, fried meals and refreshing beverages, Prieto Empanadas II is the ideal destination for flavorful and affordable dining experiences.