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Casa SaltShaker

Uriburu & Pena Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires 1114, Argentina (El Centro)
+54 11 0000-0000
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Ranked #12 of 2,255 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $65 - $65
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Peruvian, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Centro
Description: Welcome to Casa SaltShaker. We offer a unique dining experience, sharing a table with other guests at our home in Barrio Norte. The setting is casual and the conversation lively. Our food is eclectic with a Mediterranean base. It's all about meeting new friends over good food and wine.Bienvenidos a Casa SaltShaker (Salero). Ofrecemos una experiencia gastronómica única, compartiendo una mesa con otros comensales en nuestra casa de Barrio Norte. El ambiente es informal y la conversación animada. Nuestra cocina es ecléctica con una base mediteránea. Se trata de conocer nuevos amigos y sobre todo de gustar buena comida y buen vino.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I emailed Dan via the website and had dinner there with three other couples. Everyone wanting to do this experience is aware of the shared dining set up and knows what to expect. The website does an excellent job of describing the evening. We found it easy to talk with the other people at dinner, we were... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Having never heard of "closed door" restaurants until I started to explore meals in Buenos Aires, I was totally intrigued by the term. Looking further I fell in love with the description of Casa Saltshaker! Prompt response to my email inquiry. Able to use a charge card for deposit. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I was asked if my husband or I had... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of eating at Casa SaltShaker last night after reading about it on a few websites. I'm working in Buenos Aires for the month alone and decided it would be good to have dinner with some people. Our mix was great: We had a professional writer and photographer from Russia and Ukraine, respectively; a couple from Denmark;... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The restaurant is in the home of the owners Dan (Chef) and Henry which is a nice space with an outside courtyard. The group was made up of American, British and a South American most of whom had been travelling around South America which made for interesting conversations about who had been where and what they had seen and recommendations... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time here at Casa SaltShaker. We met entertaining guests and had a delicious meal. Compliments of course to the chef.

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you enjoyed the evening and thanks for the kind words, and the photos! More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Casa Salt Shaker. It was a nice change from the other meals I enjoyed in Buenos Aires that were all about the beef. The group was entertaining, a mix of US Americans and a few Finnish diners. In fact this was a 2nd visit for one diner, he had a great time 2 years... More

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! We've sent on a copy of the menu with wines to your email address. We hope to see you again on a future visit to BA. More

Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I found the dinner not to my taste- almost all of it remained intact in my plate. Without any pretentions I could say that nothing impressed me that much (except the dessert). In addition, I had the feeling that the host and his cooker were in a hurry to take off our dishes even not finished with them. I was... More

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't find our menu to your tastes, and if we made you feel rushed, it wasn't our intention I'm not sure about the contradiction between the statement that you didn't particularly like the food so you left it on your plate and complaining that we took the plate away while there was still food on it, but so... More

nyc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wonderful 5 course dinner. Creative dishes, well prepared and executed. We had a nice mix of people, intelligent conversation and lots of laughs. Good wine pairings with each course. When you are traveling for a week+ it is nice to have home cooked food and not have to be in a restaurant and decide on dishes. Would recommend this closed... More

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the evening overall. Point taken on the introductions - normally, though I don't individually introduce each person to each other - since I don't know any of you myself, I'm right there in the room - but if it felt awkward, I'm sorry. Although the setting, being in a home, may feel like a hosted dinner party,... More

London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner at Casa Saltshaker for our last night in Buenos Aires. The food was great and quite original, although I was a bit disappointed by desert (may be because it was gluten free, to accomodate some of the other guests, which obviously is totally normal). We were very happy with their choice for the wines. The place... More

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your evening with us, and that you recognize that the social interaction is primarily with the other guests rather than us, much as we might like to have more time to do so. I hope it wasn't simply that the dessert happened to be gluten free that put you off from it, it was a flourless chocolate... More

Moraga, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great 5 course meal. Inventive cuisine with combinations of ingredients that you just don't find at any restaurant other than the best. Wines were nicely paired to create a great experience. It is also fun sitting down with other travelers and sharing experiences. This makes for very interesting dinner conversations. Can you find cheaper meals in Argentina? Certainly, but you... More

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a nice review and recognizing what it is we try to do here. We'll look forward to seeing you on your next trip to BA! More

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