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Cafe San Juan

Av San Juan 450, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4300-1112
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Ranked #222 of 2,369 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I heard brilliant things about Cafe San Jaun from travellers and locals so it appeared high on my to do list while in town. Unfortunately I had such a bad experience this afternoon that I wont be finding out for myself. I sat outisde along with an elderly couple, while two waiters made random appaerences at the locked (bermusingly so)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The restaurant was full when we arrived so we sat at the bar..and we were very glad that we did. The chefs were great and we had a chat and a laugh with them. We got to watch them prepare the amazing dishes we enjoyed. Highly recommend the garlic prawns and duck pasta, both were amazing. Try their micro brewery... More

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been in buenos aires for 6 weeks and this is the best meal I had. Excellent food. There is a ox tail appetizer to die for.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have been to a lot of restaurants in BUenos Aires, most of the acclaimed ones, and this ones blows me away! It has a super coll vibe to it, the menu is written manually into a blackboard and the waiters hold the board out for you to choose your dishes and the cooks are all young tatooed guys. Everything... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I went to this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend who frequently visits BA. They're clearly very popular, as there was an hour and a half wait for a table. That part is okay. However, what we found strange was the fact that they locked their front door even while open, so that no one could... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant by chance, barely registering the small front as we wandered past. As it was late, we only had two starets each, a small pizza for me, and a bruschetta. Our lack of spanish came back to bite us, as there were anchovies on both, I normally like anchovies but it was an overload. Wine was... More

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Keller, Texas
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156 reviews 156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Made a reservation. When I showed up the waiter manning the door, questioned me about my reservation, acted like he did not plan to let me in. Had to go over to the cashier that had the reservation book and she confirmed that I did in fact have a reservation. Unfortunately the 'doorman' was also my waiter. Showed me the... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is what Argentina is all about small and local. Make sure you don't miss out on amazing little gem. Love the beef tongue salad and as well their loco. And the owners are wonderful and friendly! LOVE JUAN Don't change anything!!   Thanks Ana Peres

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great and confort food. Large portions and good prices. Try el pate de campita for entrance and la perdiz as main dish. Terrina de chocolate for dessert.

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Thank you to the man dining at Ilatina for this restaurant recommendation. We had our hotel call and make a reservation for us and they said the only thing available was the four seats at the bar. I WOULDN't HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. The bar allows you to see inside the kitchen and watch the chefs in action on... More

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