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DMV Empanadas has been serving delicious empanadas, saltados, and chicharones to DC, Maryland, and Virginia since 2014. After launching as a pop-up at a FRESHFARM market in 2015, DMV Empanadas quickly became a favorite in the area and in 2019 opened a storefront in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Brothers Nacho Almaraz and Marco Almaraz source local ingredients for their products and make everything from scratch using family recipes. Their mother, a passionate cook, shared her recipes and techniques with her sons, inspiring them to go into business. To this day, her chicken empanada remainds their best-seller, a happy reminder to the Almaraz family, after their mother’s passing.