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El San Juanino

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Sanchez de Bustamante 1788 | Posadas 1515, entre Ayacucho y Callao (Area Recoleta), Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
These were some Amazing Empanadas!

We decided to eat here before visiting the Recoleta Cemetery and Plaza Francia Market. This place was great. We tried a variety of the empanadas and they were sooooo good. People kept coming in to buy boxes of them to go. We loved it so much that we had a second round of empanadas before we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We decided to eat here before visiting the Recoleta Cemetery and Plaza Francia Market. This place was great. We tried a variety of the empanadas and they were sooooo good. People kept coming in to buy boxes of them to go. We loved it so much that we had a second round of empanadas before we left to sightsee that... More 

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Indaiatuba, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The place is simple and very traditional, you will see lots of local people. It is comfortable and very well located (recoleta). The meat empanadas are the best! The best I had in Bs As. You can try "criollo" food that is tipical country side food like Humitas & tamales, as well as have the regular dishes like Milanesas, pastas... More 

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San Diego
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had such a great lunch here. It's a very traditional restaurant that has been around for many years. Busy and buzzing, I had lentija, a lentil stew, that was excellent. Made friends with a family sitting at the table next to me, and we had a wonderful conversation. I enjoyed myself so much, I went back for dinner a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you want traditional Argentinian Food this is the place. Look beyond the low key appearance it is very good. It has been here for ever, the waiter Juan has been working here for 26 years.. The walls are covered with fotos of famous visitors. Must have´s: Empanadas !! Locro, Desert Empanadas. But everything is good.... Delicious is an understatement...

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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great place: low key, quick service, amazing empanadas and cold beers! And really good value for money. 13 pesos for empanadas and 50 pesos for 1 L beer :-)

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Indialantic, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our first proper meal in Bs As. We sampled three different types of empanada and finished up with flan con leche. All very good and such a great value. Whole meal with drinks and a tip was $12US at the blue rate.

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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sanchez de Bustamante 1788 | Posadas 1515, entre Ayacucho y Callao (Area Recoleta), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: (011) 4805 2683

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

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