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El Sanjuanino

Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Ranked #134 of 2,388 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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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Popular with tourists and locals alike. Great local fare. Wonderful empanadas and wonderful service.

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chicago
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Touristy with goofy waitstaff and mediocre empanadas least successful of all the ones we tried in 2 weeks. Chicken bone in one of the empanadas as well.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the best places I have ever eaten. Typical of Argentina. The place is simple, but very clean. The food is delicious and the price is very good too. Eat the typical ‘empanadas’. I am pretty sure you will enjoy this tasty food. Don’t miss it!

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Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The place was packed even though it was 2.30pm,but we were able to get a table fairly quickly. The ambiance was warm and friendly. We ordered 10 different flavoured empanadas to try them all. Even the 'Spicy' beef was not very spicy compared to flavours of India and Thailand, but very nice food. We had a desert called Zapallo en... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great place. Small and cozy restaurant. Best empanadas we had in Buenos Aires. I recommend the Choclo empanada!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I live in Buenos Aires and used ti live 2 blocks from el Sanjanuanino. Everytime I had a party I bought the empanadas there. The best!!.Thay also have the typical argentine stews: Locro and others. The deserts are also typical. A place ti visit and eat!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our group spent a week in Buenos Aires, and over that time ate our fair share of empanadas. Hands down, El Sanjuanino's were the best! Inexpensive and delicious, our table of 6 ordered a total of 16 empanadas of several different kinds to share (the ground beef was our favorite!). Throw in a couple of small salads and a jar... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

basic food is good. Unfotunately I went in for a very late lunch and waiter was not pleased at all with me. After finishing main course I was asked wether I did NOT want desert, to which I agreed, the bill came without a request, settled and moved out. I was not too impressed with their cleanliness either.

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Bellingham, Washington
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227 reviews 227 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you want to try empanadas, this is one of the best places in the city - a simple place that is always humming with people, either to eat in or pick-up take-outs. We have had cheaper empanadas on our trip - these here cost 16 peso for dining in but that seems to be about average for empanadas in... More

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ask for anything to eat: everything is delicious. Prices are very low and you are gonna get traditional Argentinian dishes. People serving is so nice, funny and ready to say something nice, funny and warm.

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