The Argentine restaurant Empanada Man is even further proof that Lake Forest is the ethnic food center in south county. Located in a rather remote and industrial area, Empanada Man's 14 kinds of oven-baked, golden-brown and flaky empanadas make up enough reasons for the drive, for either a casual meal at the restaurant or a few dozen to-go for a party at home. For a small order, try the mixed half-dozen or dozen and decide which flavors are your favorite— each flavor has a group of royal fans. For to-go, make sure you pack enough chimichurri sauce a flavorful blend of parsley, olive oil, vinegar and lemon. The pizzas are also very popular; try Casa Deluxe, Eugazeta or Special.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes