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Cafe San Juan

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Av San Juan 450, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4300-1112
Today
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 258
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just a little disappointing

We went at 9pm on a Saturday night so the place was very busy and a little chaotic. We had to wait to be shown the menu - on two blackboards - which the waiter brought to us when ready to take our order. It would be a good idea to have more blackboards on the walls so you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Rachel C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went at 9pm on a Saturday night so the place was very busy and a little chaotic. We had to wait to be shown the menu - on two blackboards - which the waiter brought to us when ready to take our order. It would be a good idea to have more blackboards on the walls so you can... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a fantastic meal at Cafe San Juan in San Telmo last Friday evening. The chef was a young Argentine that was cooking a slightly modern version of traditional Argentine cuisine mixed with Spanish tapas. The roasted pork dish was outstanding, and the fish that my husband had was cooked perfectly. The selection of wines was great and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been living in Argentina for more than a year and I am disappointed I didn't find this place earlier than now. Amazing tapas and principales...5 estrellas verdad! Has that inexplicable charm matched with amazing food. Sure to enjoy!! Ciao

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A wonderful place! Is It Tasty. Located near the Museum of Modern Art in San Telmo charismatic. The team of chefs, all friendly

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Reservations are a must, I understand, altho' they do not take reservations for Sunday lunch when everyone is headed to San Telmo for the famous Sunday street market (definitely a highlight of our trip-do it!). We showed up just before opening time at 12noon, put our name on the list, and were seated in good time. There are 2 menus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had the misfortune to eat in this restaurant in Feb'15. The service was poor. The waiter wanted that we must order our drinks/appetizer/main course/postre in one go. When we said, we rather take our time and order one thing at a time, it was told to us that its the "only" option available. If you are looking for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My husband and I had dinner in here a few months ago during a stay in BuenosAires. Everybody recomend us this place and we loved it! Wonderful food! I had the hare and was great! Is very casual for the superior food they serve. The only thing, is very dark, maybe they try a romantic ambiance but really was hard... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Going into this restaurant on a Sunday is not easy. You need to get there around 12:00, announce yourself and then wait until 12:30 when they open the doors. At 12:35 I can say with confidence there were not tables available. Food has a strong Spanish influence but it goes beyond that. My understanding is that the menu is changing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av San Juan 450, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: 4300-1112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?