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Casa SaltShaker

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Recoleta
Peruvian, Mediterranean, Eclectic
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Pres. J.E. Uriburu 1500 Block | Between Pena & Pacheco de Melo, Buenos Aires 1114, Argentina
+54 11 0000-0000
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9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Sat 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to Casa SaltShaker. We offer a unique dining experience, sharing a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food. Would do again.

Puerto cerradas are huge in Buenos Aires so I was really excited for this night. I'd researched and found great reviews about Casa Saltshaker. Dan, the chef who runs it, used to work in restaurants in New York, then moved to BA on a whim 10 years ago and never looked back. There were 9 of us at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Puerto cerradas are huge in Buenos Aires so I was really excited for this night. I'd researched and found great reviews about Casa Saltshaker. Dan, the chef who runs it, used to work in restaurants in New York, then moved to BA on a whim 10 years ago and never looked back. There were 9 of us at the dinner,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Dan and Henry are very welcoming hosts and have a beautiful home. I really enjoyed all of the courses served that evening, and the wine pairings were great. A standout was the mushroom soup, but everything was fantastic. Would recommend!

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159 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Casa SaltShaker was our first closed door restaurant experience, and Dan and Henry set the bar high. The food, wine pairings, setting, execution and experience lived up to the high expectations. If you are a foodie (or even if you aren't) and have a bit of a sense of adventure (or not), Casa SaltShaker should be at the top of... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We dined with Dan & co at Casa Saltshaker after reading about the place online and their wonderful reviews. You cannot pass this place up. We had a wonderful time here and they are really doing some different and cool things. For one, it’s communal dining. So if you don’t want communal dining and you don’t want to share your... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Thanks for your great writeup, glad you enjoyed food, wine and ambiance. If I may suggest a different interpretation - my popping in and out of the kitchen, which is right next to the dining room, isn't intended to pressure you to hurry up, it's simply first off, to be able to keep up a bit on the social conversation... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Casa SaltShaker was an amazing evening. The food was absolutely some of the best I've ever had. The hosts were pleasant and informative, the location was great, and the communal table company was great to learn and converse with others on their travels. I highly recommend booking an evening with Dan and Henry...but don't wait too long, you don't want... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely writeup. Not to worry, we have no plans to go away! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I went to this dinner with high expectations after reading some reviews and was glad to find out the the evening lived up to it! Aince I came alone, I was surprised to see how fast all of us guests managed to develop an interesting conversation. The meal was great, with unique flavors and ingredients, great service and explanations about... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

It was a delight having you join the table - we love solo travelers, it's part of the reason we started doing this in the first place - on my end, having spent much of my life traveling solo, I always appreciated a place where I could meet fellow voyagers over a meal. More 

Clifton Park, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I are just finishing up our trip in Buenos Aires. Our first evening was spent having dinner with 8 new people from all different places with our hosts Dan and Henry. This was our first experience with closed door dining and it lived up to the expectations. The company was fantastic as was the food. Dan took... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

We wouldn't want you to leave with hunger pains! Thanks for joining us and helping make the night a special experience! More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

From the minute you walk into this "closed door" restaurant you experience something different then going to the typical dinner. One of the top 3 meals we enjoyed in Argentina. Unusual dishes with a Peruvian slant made it even more enjoyable. Service was excellent, and Dan (the chef) was there to guide us thru the dishes he created and the... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

It was great to have you join us and to get to spend some time with you while you were here in Buenos Aires! Thanks for your great review! More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

All the reviews are correct about excellent creative food, generous portions and excellent wine! You won't leave hungry or disappointed in the cuisine. The best aspect as many have mentioned is the cozy dinner party aspect in Dan and Henrys home. My girlfriend and I were 1 day in town to see my daughter at school and It was a... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review! It was a pleasure having you here, and it was also very kind of you to take time out to have an emailed conversation with me afterwards with some ideas for how to make our evenings even more special! More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The atmosphere is calm and friendly, the host, Dan was informative, the food was delicate and tasty. The wines were perfect for each dish and very good in quality. We had a great time- I enjoyed the menu. As I am Argentine I did not want to have beef but something different, which we did. The dessert was may be... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words. Sorry if you felt rushed between two of the courses - it's not our intent, and we're in no hurry, normally, we don't clear plates until people are finished eating - one of the minor pitfalls of a communal table is that if everyone else is eating faster than you, you may feel like you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pres. J.E. Uriburu 1500 Block | Between Pena & Pacheco de Melo, Buenos Aires 1114, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 0000-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 70
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Mediterranean, Eclectic

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.
Open Hours
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Recoleta

Neighborhood Profile
Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.