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Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Ranked #120 of 2,523 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have been coming here for 15 years. Love this place. Two of the waiters, Juan and Luis?, have worked here for 24 and 29 years respectively. I used to chat with the owner Enrique. His Spanish was heavily accented and I could only understand about every 4th word, so Juan would interpret. He passed away about 4 years ago,... More 

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Houston, Tx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A couple recommended this place to us and we enjoyed it just as much as they did. The empanadas were delicioso! The spicy beef and queso were our favorites. The only reason I won't give 5 stars is because our waiter didn't seem to be the nicest guy. He looked kind of mad the entire time he was serving us.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Empanadas. Ever. A small place with a big heart. Inexpensive, loud, and fun. Order a penguino of house wine, in the color of your choice, and enjoy.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This location is small, and always busy - so know enough spanish to order, pay and get throughout there quickly. Although there are a few tables, takeout is the way to go. There were tons of locals there every time we went. We tried every "flavor"...all delicious, just keep in mind the olives are not seeded - which surprised me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Does the classics well - if you've just come off an 18 hour bus from Iguazu, grab a bowl of locro and a Quilmes, and you'll be right as rain pretty quickly. Nothing spectacular, and we had some incredible food in BA, but not bad for a quick lunch stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us as a great place to get empanadas. They were good but not "the best". Seemed like a good family-type restaurant as there seemed to be a quite a few young families there having dinner. On the plus side, seemed to be popular with the locals and not just a tourist hangout.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I "discovered" this traditional restaurant on my last trip to Buenos Aires because it was right around the corner from the apartment I rented. I was SO lucky. The empanadas are perfectly done - tasty and crispy at the edges. The salads are fresh and huge. The house wine in the Penguin carafes is fresh and crisp. Add to this... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Best empanadas, they were baked to perfection. Small restaurant, seating is on 2 floors. Spaghetti was awesome too!! Service is fast, nice food for people on the go. Staff is friendly. There could be wait lines specially over the weekend.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Excellent food. Very authentic. Quick service. Took kids who are very picky and they loved it too. Try the empanadas picante!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The restaurant is alongside the hotel we stayed in (Ricoleta Melia Plaza). We arrived at midnight (after our flight) but as the restaurant is open until 1 a.m. we went in and were completely ignored for over five minutes, despite attempts to catch the waiter's and barman's eye. Unable to review the food but our first impression of BA service... More 

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Address: Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: (011) 4805 2683
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires

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