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GRACIAS Raleigh


Friends and family,

After an amazing ride we have come to the decision to close Calavera Empanadas and Tequila in downtown Raleigh. Our last day of operation will be Saturday February 24th and we hope you’ll come out to celebrate our final 2 weeks and our last National Margarita Day.   Our remaining 2 weeks will be dinner service only Tuesday through Sunday.

 

Our kitchen and it’s small size has kept us from really growing the menu and allowing us to change and add where we would like.  We’ve entertained the  idea of looking for a location more suited to what we want to do for awhile but have never found anything that matched our needs and wants. We were out of the blue approached with an offer to sell, and while we weren’t actively exploring that, with our new restaurants on the horizon we felt this was the best time to step away.  

 

We have met with our staff today and let them know of our intention so as to give them 2 weeks notice. We will be helping to place folks at our other restaurant Oak City Meatball Shoppe, and Kaiju when we open, as well as give letters of recommendation where needed. 

 

We appreciate everyone’s support over the last 6 years and we hope to see you all in the future. 

Thanks,

Ken

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GRACIAS Raleigh


Friends and family,

After an amazing ride we have come to the decision to close Calavera Empanadas and Tequila in downtown Raleigh. Our last day of operation will be Saturday February 24th and we hope you’ll come out to celebrate our final 2 weeks and our last National Margarita Day.   Our remaining 2 weeks will be dinner service only Tuesday through Sunday.

 

Our kitchen and it’s small size has kept us from really growing the menu and allowing us to change and add where we would like.  We’ve entertained the  idea of looking for a location more suited to what we want to do for awhile but have never found anything that matched our needs and wants. We were out of the blue approached with an offer to sell, and while we weren’t actively exploring that, with our new restaurants on the horizon we felt this was the best time to step away.  

 

We have met with our staff today and let them know of our intention so as to give them 2 weeks notice. We will be helping to place folks at our other restaurant Oak City Meatball Shoppe, and Kaiju when we open, as well as give letters of recommendation where needed. 

 

We appreciate everyone’s support over the last 6 years and we hope to see you all in the future. 

Thanks,

Ken


calavera Raleigh

 

 

444 South Blount Street Suite 101

Raleigh , NC 27603

 

Phone: (919) 617-1661

Hours of Operation

 

Sunday through Thursday 4pm -  12am

Friday and Saturday 4pm - 2am

 

 

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SO WHAT'S AN EMPANADA YOU ASK?


An empanada (em pa nada - not em pan yada) is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Western Europe, Latin America, and parts of Southeast Asia. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb empanar;  which means to wrap or coat in bread.

Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread around stuffing; which usually consists of a variety of meat, cheese,  huitlacoche, vegetables or fruits.  We BAKE ours and make them with love!

 

So you JUST do empanadas?

No way!  We do tequila too!  Okay we actually offer a few things other than tequila and emapandas but that's sort of our "thing".  Our house-made  guacamole is always a good start as is our elote.  An elote, for the uninitiated, is a Mexican street food tradition.  Delicious sweet corn cooked just right and then covered in mexican mayo (very limey), cotija cheese and chili powder.  Its a great treat to snack on alone or to start off your dinner with.  We have a few vegetarian options on the menu; but for the gluten haters out there, one of our salads might be your best bet.

SO WHAT'S AN EMPANADA YOU ASK?


An empanada (em pa nada - not em pan yada) is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Western Europe, Latin America, and parts of Southeast Asia. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb empanar;  which means to wrap or coat in bread.

Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread around stuffing; which usually consists of a variety of meat, cheese,  huitlacoche, vegetables or fruits.  We BAKE ours and make them with love!

 

So you JUST do empanadas?

No way!  We do tequila too!  Okay we actually offer a few things other than tequila and emapandas but that's sort of our "thing".  Our house-made  guacamole is always a good start as is our elote.  An elote, for the uninitiated, is a Mexican street food tradition.  Delicious sweet corn cooked just right and then covered in mexican mayo (very limey), cotija cheese and chili powder.  Its a great treat to snack on alone or to start off your dinner with.  We have a few vegetarian options on the menu; but for the gluten haters out there, one of our salads might be your best bet.

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BEBIDES ESPECIALES


Okay so more about these drinks of yours..

We serve our cocktails with the freshest ingredients that we can get.  No syrupy lime juice from a plastic bottle.  Check out the guns on  those bartenders, everyday they squeeze a lot of limes to make sure that you are getting the best.  We have a seasonally changing cocktail list so if your favorite is gone from the summer you'll probably see it back when it gets back in season.

BEBIDES ESPECIALES


Okay so more about these drinks of yours..

We serve our cocktails with the freshest ingredients that we can get.  No syrupy lime juice from a plastic bottle.  Check out the guns on  those bartenders, everyday they squeeze a lot of limes to make sure that you are getting the best.  We have a seasonally changing cocktail list so if your favorite is gone from the summer you'll probably see it back when it gets back in season.

I don't know anything about tequila.  Can you help a me out?

I won't bore you with how it's made but let's just say if you could trap sunlight in water and bottle it that would be tequila. Our staff can help point you in the direction of any of our premium tequilas and we can find one that you'll enjoy.  We recommend starting with a flight of tequila.  Choose yours or trust us to pick one for you.  Either way we think you'll learn a bit along the way.  We do keep a bottle of the cheap stuff around but that's just so we know who we need to help out a little more on their journey to becoming an expert.

Now, that little spicy glass of yum sitting next to your hand picked tequila?  That my friend, is sangrita.  It's very traditional when savoring a fine tequila to have a palette cleanser between sips.  We make ours in-house and we think you will enjoy it.  Lord knows we do.