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House of Empanadas

In 2005 Nicolas Tallarico, a gifted chef, left Argentina, moved to Toronto, armed with his mother’s recipes and a dream – to bring empanada excellence to Canada.

The House of Empanadas was born and destined for artisan and taste greatness.


The House started selling empanadas to a vendor at the Brickworks Market every Saturday, and then opened a booth in the Distillery District Sunday Market. Inspired by the warm Toronto embrace, The House, started creating new and exciting combinations, with an emphasis on savoury and beautiful Argentinean /Canadian flavours.