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El Sanjuanino

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Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 120
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just amazing!

Great empanadas ( I love capresse and onion/cheese ones)!!! They have local food from Argentina, from Tamales to empanadas, fries with fresh taste ( not frozen), pastas and delicious desserts... I love the Rogel Cake!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Skytop, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

After reading so much about the empanadas, six of us went to try them. What a disappointment! If you like doughy, you will love these , but if you are looking for authentic thinner crusts, go elsewhere. Provoleta was good, the atmosphere was fun, but the empanadas didn't live up to the hype and neither did the sardonic waiter who... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great empanadas ( I love capresse and onion/cheese ones)!!! They have local food from Argentina, from Tamales to empanadas, fries with fresh taste ( not frozen), pastas and delicious desserts... I love the Rogel Cake!

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place gets a lot of tourists, but that doesn't change the fact that their empanadas are the best and the service is terrific. Their other food is good, but I would recommend ordering one of each flavor of empanada. You won't be disappointed.

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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

All of the restaurants besides this one near out hotel were very fancy and required a couple hours to dine at, so one afternoon when we wanted something quick and cheap we tried out El Sanjuanino empanadas and really enjoyed them. It felt very local and was tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We'd read good reviews of Sanjuanino, plus it was a very short walk from our hotel so it seemed well worth a visit. Unfortunately upstairs was full so we were sent downstairs to be met by a strong sewage type smell but as there were others there we stayed and it quickly filled up. Service was good and we ordered... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I ended up in Sanjuanino by chance. I did not know of the place and just happened to come accross it late at night. it was a nice surprise. It is a humble-looking spot where all that matters is quality. Argentinian meat is outstanding. In Sanjuanino turn simplicity into an art. Good job guys. keep up

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Exhausted from a long day, we ended up here because it was one of the few restaurants open on a Sunday night. We're grateful we did. The restaurant was authentic and charming. Make sure you order the house wine - they serve it in penguins. It's a tradition that dates back to the 1930's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A humble traditional and simple tavern. They have just top quality meat at very reasonable prices. The staff is friendly and ready to advise

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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great empanadas at low low prices. Very tinder steaks And fresh cut fries. Chicken is excellent as well, although it is a bit chewy - probably free range. Ate here five times while in Buenos Aires and highly recommend it.

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This small restaurant is conveniently located to a lot of attractions. We walked a couple of blocks from The Brick hotel which is on Posadas too. This is small, without a lot of space between tables, and was very crowded upstairs and downstairs. It is filled with locals which is always a good sign. Our local tour guide also recommended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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