A beloved empanada shop is expanding to Grandview next week. Dada Empanada was featuring in January’s issue of 1870 Magazine.
“Nestled in a small shop on the corner of Summit Street and Chittenden Avenue, a new, inviting restaurant called Dada Empanada has opened its doors to the University District in hopes of attract curious college students. The restaurant is one-of-a-kind as it focuses on one specialty item, empanadas. An empanada is a stuffed pastry that is filled with various combinations of cheese, meat and vegetables and then fried. Although Dada Empanada occupies a very small storefront, the employees can often be found preparing fresh treats to satisfy hungry customers.
Dada Empanada began when the owner, Elier Rodriguez, decided to move to Columbus from New York to pursue a culinary career. He planned on opening a restaurant in the North Market, but ended up purchasing a food cart to make ends meet while he searched for a storefront. The food cart was an extreme hit, and when the small storefront on the corner of Summit Street and Chittenden Avenue went up for sale, Rodriguez decided to give it a try.” – Ashley Wilkinson | 1870 Magazine