San Telmo Golden Empanada Winner Best South American in Melbourne

On Sunday April 22nd 2018 San Telmo will be defending it’s title at Gaucho Gil’s Golden Empanada competition!

San Telmo has taken the Golden Empanada trophy home for last 4 years and we return again fired up and ready to serve up the best empanadas in Melbourne!

Head Chef Stephen Clark and our wonderful team of Chefs have comprised two amazing empanadas that will hopefully secure us the Golden Empanada for a 5th year!

Two Golden Empanada trophies are up for grabs, the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice! Winning the Judge’s Choice means that we met the criteria of 5 of Melbourne’s most esteemed editors, critics and writers. Winning the peoples choice mean’s that we appealed to the masses of Malbec fans attending the festival. Both very important titles that San Telmo are very excited to compete for!

Best Empanada in Melbourne Winners

Every wondered how the judges make the tough decision of choosing the best empanada of the day? Each Empanada is given a score out of 20. The expert panel will perform a blind tasting of each empanada and judge them on the below criteria.


If you have ever tried our Empanadas you will know we always strive to nail these components with every empanada that leaves our kitchen. We are so excited to present our delicious morsels to the festival goers and the Judges!

San Telmo Best Empanada South American Food Melbourne

We will keep you posted with how we do, hopefully we will bring home the Golden Empanada again! In the mean time, you can purchase tickets for Gaucho Gil’s World Malbec Day HERE!

Come and spend a day with us sipping Malbec and snacking on delicious empanadas! Celebrate the best of Argentina right here in Melbourne!

See you there!


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