Let's not beat around the push here, every dc empanada draws comparison to Julia's. The standard. Panas offers smaller 3-bite empanadas, tasy dipping sauces, and 14 e's to choose from. The plantain chips are garbage, and definitely not gourmet, nor made in-house. I like being able to sit down at a table to eat...Panas could improve atmosphere, but all-in-all its just a generally good spot to grab lunch. Quick and Easy.