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Mar 2, 2021

8 Women-Owned Restaurants to Support in Denver

Three hundred dollars, a backpack, and big dreams. That’s what Lorena Cantarovici had when she came to America from Argentina, and now she’s an award winning business owner and the force behind Dnever’s favorite Empanada brand. Her journey to empanada infamy began when she started making the savory pastries for friends and family out of her garage. She officially opened Maria Empanada in 2013 and eventually grew to five locations (three are currently temporarily closed due to COVID). Along with fifteen varieties of empanadas available daily (including breakfast and vegetarian options), the thick, filling slices of Spanish tortilla are also a must try. 

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