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.

We pride ourselves in using organic meat, 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. Check out our menu online and call 805.679.3320 to place your pick up order or with any questions. Muchas gracias!


order by phone

(805) 679-3320


pick up Location

724 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA


pick up Hours

Wed-Sat 4pm–8pm

I used Buena Onda to help cater a birthday party for 30+ guests. Tomas and Matias could not have been more helpful! They made the entire process- from deciding what & how much to order to delivery and heating instructions- so simple and easy, not to mention they were extraordinarily patient with all of my questions and decision-making :) The empanadas were outstanding- a HUGE hit and the highlight of the party - we couldn’t get enough of them or the chimichurri! Highly recommend for any event, will definitely be using them again! Thank you Buena Onda!
— Katherine

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  • We bake our empanadas to order, please allow 20 minutes for pickup or up to 40' for delivery to the breweries. 
  • A dozen will come with a side (5oz) of our fresh chimichurri which we also have for sale.
  • Empanadas will stay warm for an hour and we can also provide easy re-heating instructions (great for the next day).
  • Pick up at 724 E Haley St, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm. Call us if you need a different pick up time for larger orders.
  • WE NOW DELIVER FOR FREE TO OUR NEIGHBOR BREWERIES // Pure Order // Telegraph // Third Window Brewery // Carr // Potek



Thanks for considering Buena Onda for your event! We require at least a 24 hour notice for delivery orders, and may need up to three days for large groups. Delivery is available within Santa Barbara FREE of charge with $300 minimum before tax, or for a small fee to surrounding areas. 

We require a 50% down payment when you place your order and the rest due upon delivery. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice may be charged 50% of order total. 

Contact us with any questions and to request an estimate: contact@buenaondasb.com or call (805)679-3320


would you like wood-fired oven empanadas at your next event?

Whether you are having a wedding reception, corporate event or your holiday party, we can bring our wood fired oven to bake the empanadas on site at your event and compliment those with salads and other appetizers. We can also have an Argentinian style asado (BBQ) with our grill. We do require a minimum so please inquire by email or phone. Thanks for your interest!

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