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El Sanjuanino

Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Ranked #153 of 2,255 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Stamford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

El Sanjuanino turned out to be one of our favorite stops in Buenos Aires. It is old world (with a real pedigree). It is a bit of a dive (but located in Recoleta). The waitstaff is fun. We came for lunch and the take-out line was out the door.Here it was easier to get a table. This is a low... More

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San Francisco, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

El Sanjuanino, which was recommended to us by personnel at our hotel, is a very old, and very old-fashioned Argentinian hole-in-the wall restaurant located in the upscale Recolta District of Buenos Aires. We were somewhat disappointed, because like some other such places we've visited in Buenos Aires, there isn't much more to the food than meat, potatoes, carrot-and-lettuce salads, and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice and entertains service but the empanadas fell short. Good food at a good price ( unusual for this city). I would only stop by if you are walking by and hungry. Not worth going out of your way for the food

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I loved the spicy meat empanadas here. Atmosphere upstairs seems great. It's a little dingy and crowded in the basement where we had to sit as upstairs was full. Service was good

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We completed a tour of Buenos Aires in the morning and our Guide, Maria-Rosa, took us here so we could experience a typical Argentinian Cafe/Restaurant. It was fabulous. We had various Empanada's, half bottle of Malbec & salad. We realise that this is not much to review but the quality and value for money was excellent and the atmosphere very... More

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East Coast
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Had heard about El Sanjaunino from a few sources prior to visiting BsAs. After being served some some pitiful empanadas through South America, Sanjuanino was a treat. The waiters are friendly and engaging and the atmosphere welcoming. The empanadas are all very good. From the crane picante, to the chicken and the caprese not one disappointed. All were fresh and... More

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Salem, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were told by many people that this was the must do place for empanadas. We were unimpressed! We had empanadas off the street that were better. Too much dry bready crust. We met Americans that were eating there every day and scratched our head in disbelief. It is a very casual place and the prices are good. Maybe that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've tried a few empanadas during my trip around Argentina. Mostly I found them a little dry for my liking. The empanadas here, however, we're fresh and delicious. I liked the Gran sanjuanito and the carne picante the most. We also had the locro which was good, particularly with the additional chilli oil. Overall, it was very satisfying meal, for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This restaurant, very much a local haunt patronised by hungry locals, was recommended to us during a recent visit to Buenos Aires - the empanadas were wonderful, and they had a wide variety of good, hearty food that we non-meat eaters could enjoy. Excellent service, and a two minute walk from our hotel in the Recoleta district. Definitely one to... More

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LONDON (UK)
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Recommended by our hotel as a typical local cuisine. Cheap, cheerful and tasty. Good empanadas and friendly staff.

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