Artisan Baked Empanadas

traditional × organic × handmade


We are proud to serve handmade, fresh baked, authentic Argentinian empanadas.

about our empanadas

We are delighted to bring traditional Argentinian empanadas to Santa Barbara; organic, handmade oven-baked. Our dough and fillings are all made from scratch with the best available ingredients which you can taste in every bite. You will not find one like ours promised, from our casa to yours.

We pride ourselves in using grass-fed meat, free-range poultry and mostly locally sourced produce to share our roots and culture with our community. Its a fusion between the cultures that we grew up in– inspired in South America with a California flare.

Family run and operated, we strive to offer tradition and quality to your table. Whether you are having a small reunion or a large event, we are here to help! We have a beautiful wood-fired oven where we can bake the empanadas at your place. 

Check out our menu online and call 805.679.3320 to place your pick up order or with any questions you may have. Want them delivered? Click here for DoorDash delivery service. Looking for catering services? Call us at 805.323.6974 - Muchas gracias!

We opened out second location on November 1st at 1131 State St called “Mosaic Locale” where we share the space with Draughtsmen Ale and Hook and Press Donuts. Check out the website for more information.

pick up or delivery to breweries and wineries? Click here ➽

Want it Delivered to your door? we use DOordash and grubhub!


order by phone

(805) 679-3320


Store Hours


11am - 8pm

Closed Sunday - Tuesday

Mosaic open everyday for empanadas.



724 E Haley St
Santa Barbara

We are located in the back of the parking lot and you are welcome to park there while you pick up your order.



Buena Onda catered the wedding of our daughter and son-in-law in October and we are still getting compliments on the delicious food and beautiful presentation. Thank you for helping to make their special day so perfect!
— Lynn C

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Incredible empanadas! Picked them up right at our designated time, they were warm and savory. Love the Chimichurri and spicy dip. Definitely going to be a holiday tradition.
— Judy S
The empanadas are amazing — and so is the rest of the menu. They catered a family event for us and it went so well, we had them back to cater a company event. Love these guys!
— Michael C

Buena Onda - Empanadas - Santa Barbara, CA