In the native Mapuche language, Mapu means earth, and Che means people, the people of the earth. The Mapuche occupied the modern day Patagonia in Argentina, the Andes and the Southern Cone of Chile. It started there for us in the town of San Martin de los Ándes.
Our food reflects the mixing of indigenous Patagonian flavors with the better known Argentinian street food like empanadas, choripanes and milanesas and is meant to transport the recipient in space and time. This was married to the discovery that came when our chefs ventured into the kitchens of Tierra del Fuego, the Glacier Perito Moreno, Puerto Madryn, Spain, Italy, Mexico and finally to the culinary Mecca of Los Angeles and Boa Steakhouse. Along the way we picked up flavors, techniques, and street vibes and crafted a whole new way of looking at food. Our goal is to bring together the best of everything we have found in our food journey and bring it to the city that opened its arms to us.
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Avoid the malls and take advantage of our delicious holiday promotion! Our handcut Argentinian Empanadas and fresh baked Alfajores are available to order as trays from our cafe in Culver City. If you’re having trouble finding the perfect gift for your favorite foodie or want to surprise a co-worker or thank your client for their […]
Join us this Friday night in Culver City at Mapuche Cafe! Everyone is welcome to attend the Grand Opening. Get a tour of the new space, enjoy delicious Argentine food and drinks! Preview our menu of all our signature items including sandwiches, tacos, empanadas and more! We’ll also have for sale our original chimichurri, the […]
Did you miss this? We recently were visited by Jenn Harris from the Los Angeles Times Food who came by to try our empanadas, sandwiches and to talk to Chef Carlos about our unique merken, goat chile blend that is featured in every dish in our menu. Check out the article here THERE’S GOAT CHILE ON […]
Mapuche Native is pleased to announce our NEW Customer Loyalty Rewards Program! It pays to eat regularly! Sign up on our email mailing list on the main page and you’ll receive 25 automatic bonus points for free! Regular returns will receive a $5 credit off any meal for 75 points earned. Each $1 is worth a […]
Mapuche Native is excited to celebrate National Empanada Day with you! If you’re near the San Gabriel Valley area this weekend find us at Citrus College in Glendora on April 8, 2017. We’ll be feeding the athletes at the 2017 Rivals New Speed Combines hosted by Adidas. You can cheer the kids and also grab some […]