A new restaurant specializing in empanadas has opened for business in Purcellville. It’s called Gringo Gordo Empanada Shop.
The Burn first told you about Gringo Gordo back in April — and how the brand was expanding from Winchester to the Purcellville Center on East Main Street.
Now, the shop has finally opened, featuring the small half-moon shaped dough pockets stuffed with meat and other ingredients. Empanadas are popular in many Latin American countries.
At Gringo Gordo, you’ll find empanadas filled with Spicy Beef, Smoked Chicken, Pepperoni, Corn & Cheese, Mushroom & Kale and many other combinations. You can check out the whole empanada line-up here.
The Gringo Gordo concept is from local restaurateur Jim Thompson, who also owned the popular Yummy Pig BBQ restaurant in downtown Leesburg.
It’s been closed ever since a devastating kitchen fire back in 2021. Despite initial plans to rebuild and reopen, so far no official word on if or when Yummy Pig will return.
(Image at top: Gringo Gordo Empanada Shop)