Luciana “Lucy”, owner/operator of Happy Empanada, is thrilled to bring her unique Panamanian flavor to the streets of Virginia. Born in Panama, Lucy immigrated to the United States in 1975 bringing her love of delicious Latin cuisine with her. Lucky for all of us, she also brought an amazing ability to create these superb dishes and a desire to share them with her patrons. While Happy Empanada is a new venture for Lucy, she has an extensive career in the food service industry and lifetime of experience cooking for family and friends. Happy Empanada is a dream come to life for Lucy. She has always wanted to fuse the flavors of her culture with the tastes of traditional American fare. This is a culmination of years of planning and her children and family working together to bring to fruition the realization of a lifelong goal.