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El San Juanino

Sanchez de Bustamante 1788 | Posadas 1515, entre Ayacucho y Callao (Area Recoleta), Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Ranked #71 of 2,387 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had a ham and cheese empanadas --they were warm and tasty. But I really loved what my husband had--lentejas, or lentil stew. It was absolutely amazing. I wish I could replicate it at home but I will never get even close. The sangria was great too! It was very affordable!

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Brasilia, DF
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a joint to eat great, warm empanadas. Service is fast and no nonsense style. You can also get them to go. Very good food at a rather low cost! Come to Sanjuanino if you're looking for fast food porteno style.

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A very nice, non-pretentious place for regional Argentinian cooking, including very good empanadas (although, in my opinion, the empanadas at Cumana are even better). I particularly enjoyed their lentil stew (cazuela de lentejas). The location is also good, just a couple of blocks away from the posh Calle Alvear in the wonderful Recoleta neighborhood. This is a good place for... More

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Brasil
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is one of that original places that still get to keep the tradition...very good empanadas and very good service !

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Impossible not to love this place. They have the most delicious empanadas I have ever tried. Not to mention their other dishes and their huge bottle of Quielmes Beer. Cheap and delicious, you might wanna go back there several times during your stay.

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Probably the best empanadas we ate while in Buenos Aires. They were very reasonably priced, the environment was casual, and our waiter was hilarious! If you end up in the area (or are looking for some killer empanadas) I would definitely recommend.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Buenos Aires and had a great time. The first time I had empanadas and the second I had steak - I highly recommend the empanadas, the steak not so much, but it was a lower price than in other restaurants in the area. Lovely atmosphere both upstairs and downstairs with both tourists... More

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Salvador, BA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Nice atmosphere and the best "empanada" in Buenos Aires! The neighborhood is also one of the best to walk in the city, you can walk and finish your day eating "empanadas"!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It's an original place where you can find great empanadas at a very fair price. Although is a famous place it could still keep the atmosphere of a family business.

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Ampleforth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We went here after a long days sightseeing for a quick lunch. It was just what was needed. The food came quickly, it was hot and delicious and the waiter had a great sense of humour. Very reasonable price too. Thoroughly recommended if you like traditional argentinian food.

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