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food alert: las cholas, lisbon | the best empanadas and alfajores in town? | as melhores empadas e bolachas de lisboa?


In Portugal, we are no strangers to empadas (small pies). Somehow, South American empanadas, when they are really good, remain usually a few steps ahead in crunchiness and filling. Like those made by Peruvian Valeria Olivari at her atelier in Lisbon, Las Cholas — from Monday to Saturday, she delivers her goodies to several selected stores in town, but, spread the news, we can also order her delicious empanadas and alfajores (another recipe from South American, this time a sandwich cookie filled…

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