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El Sanjuanino

Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Ranked #138 of 2,383 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Locals eat upstairs but we were escorted downstairs where the old wine casks Nd wood benches gave a local family atmosphere. Food was inexpensive, tasty and came in huge portion sizes. This is food you would get at Grandma's house Argentinian style. Waiters do not speak English so be prepared to either take what is on the menu or mime... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The atmosphere was jovial, and the waiter chatty (too chatty?). At these prices you can't fault the tasty empanadas. We also tried the chorizo, but that wasn't as good at all. Even our local friends told us that you come here for the empanadas only and then go next door to Fervor for the main course.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The tables and atmosphere were great and the prices fantastic but we were disappointed with the empanadas. They were dry, the fillings were average and I can't see why people rave about them on trip advisor. We didn't try all the menu and perhaps if our expectations hadn't been so high it would have been fine. Would return but to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Looks a but clichéd from the outside, but go in...the empanadas really are good and the place is character filled with loads of atmosphere! There are also lots of locals in so not completely touristy. Would recommend the caliente empanada as not actually that spicy, but very tasty. Wine really reasonable and overall great value for money.

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Winslow, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We ate here as one of my party found a great review on here....wel...we were not disappointed. The resturant was full of locals, loads of take puts... It's not fine dining...just good honest food. Great empanadas ...lovely steaks...good stews... Good wine-well priced. Staff don't speak much English, but we got by!! I had an Empanadas to start-delicious & freshly made,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very authetic Argentinian food! I had grilled chicken and my hubby had steak! The empanadas and chimichurri are amazing!

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Memphis
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123 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice, inexpensive, local neighborhood, casual place for lunch or dinner. Empaneadas are great. Steak and frites surprisingly quite good. Busy with local takeout, business lunches and tourists taking a break. Great location behind Alvear Palace, next to Fervor's.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

El Sanjuanino offers excellent empanadas of mixed types. The waiters are cordial and the atmosphere evoques old times.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I ate lunch here on a recent visit to Buenos Aires. There was a mix of local business people on lunch break and some tourists. Prices were inexpensive and the empanadas appeared to be the most popular item. The beef empanada was delicious. I also ate a steak and french fries. The steak was surprisingly good. If you want a... More

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Southlake, TX
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I and a travel companion went for lunch. It is a small place but the service is excellent and the empanadas are terrific. I had a pollo empanada and a caprese empanada. The caprese was so good, we returned a few hours later and we all had another. They are inexpensive and a nice portion.

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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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