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El Sanjuanino

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Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 29
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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
amazing surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Madrid
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place reminded me of the more friendly pubs in the British Isles, with polite service and hard-to-understand staff. In two visits for lunch, we had five different empanadas and a couple local beers. It seemed "the regulars" ate there, a police officer, and we two North Americans. Try it.

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Hillsborough, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Empanadas are so good we ate here twice during our five night stay in Buenos Aires. We came not only because of the positive reviews on TA, but also on the recommendation of our bartender at the Park Hyatt which is located less than two blocks from El Sanjuanino. As a local, she said it was by far her favorite... More 

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Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Casual, family restaurant, serves wine, beer. Great empanadas and good service. Close to hub Porteno hotel.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The empenadas are to die for - all of the empenadas I had at four other restaurants were dull and flavorless, but not these babies. This is a neighborhood nugget on the same block as my favorite hotel, Mejiá Recoleta Plaza. My squeeze and I had empenadas and then the standard steak frites - great steak and wonderful fries. Inexpensive,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our hotel was right in front of this small empanada restaurant on Posadas street. Most of the restaurants in the neighborhood are very high end, so when we wanted a quick informal snack we found this spot. We ordered a selection of their homemade empanadas, our favorite being the traditional meat (carne) version.

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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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