Empanada Mama is another Hell’s Kitchen gem, this time bringing the heart of Latin America to a cozy new venue. Wood flooring, neon lighting, and Columbian murals set the tone, and the sounds of reggaeton, bachata, salsa, and reggae welcome everyone with a penchant for Latin American cuisine. Appropriately, the empanadas are the plat du jour—and you can choose from 40 different varieties. The cuisine here is a mishmash of Latinx cooking, from Puerto Rican to Colombia, and even throwing the eclectic Hell’s Kitchen food scene into the mix. The results are fire new flavors like the Reggaeton empanada with Caribbean style roasted pork, pigeon peas, and rice, the Greek empanada (wheat stuffed with spinach feta cheese), and a seafood stew empanada stuffed with crab meat and fresh shrimp. We like that Empanada Mama knows its niche, but the menu also offers a few crave-worthy sides, including addictive chicharrones and flavorful sancocho. Boasting a loaded cocktail menu and open 24 hours a day, this eatery is prime real estate for a good time whether you’re starting or ending the night.