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Cafe San Juan

Av San Juan 450, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4300-1112
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Ranked #148 of 2,255 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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San Jacinto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stopped bye for lunch while shopping on Sunday at San Telemo. Had a wonderful steak and others had salmon. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. We did have to wait about 15 minutes, but it was worth the wait.

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Sussex, UK
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114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We tried this place on the strength of the Time Out review and we happened to be doing the San Telmo Sunday flea market thing. Not cheap and we had to queue for 20 minutes but it was worth it. Great menu. We went for pasta as we were looking for something light. We didn't get it! We got one... More

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Brooklyn, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Located one block off Dorrengo Square, we wandered in after visiting the antique fair in San Telmo (held Sundays only - worth a visit). They have English menus (written on a chalkboard). We ordered 2 separate small plates and a pasta main dish. The pasta was delicious but the small plates were excellent! The salmon pate with tomato compote was... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This small restaurant is located at one end of the San Telmo street market. Our food tour guide told us about it, and we really enjoyed it. The menu changes daily, and portions are very generous, and not too expensive.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My mom and I went here on the recommendation of our guide on the Parilla Food Tour (which was excellent, by the way) and it did not disappoint. They did not take reservations on Sunday, so there was about a 45 minute wait, but that gave us a chance to wander through the end of the San Telmo market for... More

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New York, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The food was great. Simple decor. Cash only which ended up being a surprise for us but luckily we had enough cash. Everything on the menu was delicious. We had two tapas one with salmon and the other with smoked eggplant. Someone ordered beef and I ordered salmon. In the San Telmo area.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

You will have a delicious experience in this place, be sure to make a reservation before. There is a car parking close to the restaurant. There is air conditioning, and the tables are good size, so you will confortable seated to have a long time enjoying good meat, and another dishes, there is not hurry to leave the table, and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Been to a few cities in South America and this place has got to be one of the best restaurants I've been to. Great ambience and the most friendly staff. Food was delicious, I had the salmon and my friend the fettuccini. Wine was excellent too. Hard to find a table without reservation so book ahead!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Highly recommended, delicious food, very nice service, good wine. I've had the best duck in my life!

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