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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 #85 of 2,344 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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São Paulo, SP
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I love the argentinian empanadas but these are the best that I have tried in my whole life. I reccomend the gorgonzola ones, the flavor is strongly good and if you take a glass of red wine the pleasure is even better. I recommend without doubts.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The food is good, but it doesn't make up to the fact that the service is really bad and clumsy and the food took 2 hours to arrive because (as the waiter said) "the chefs are lazy today, they just want to make the empanadas they want". The empanada I ordered never came and the humita arrived when I wanted... More

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La Guaira, Venezuela
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A great place to visit to a quick meal, no time to long talks over coffee, sit, order, eat, pay and move on, food was very good, the waiter Jose Luis is always talking to costumers making jokes and make people laugh, like I said, is a small place, but nice team, good food, cold bear, reasonable prices,

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

After a long day in Colonia my husband and I asked our hotel concierge to recommend somewhere local and simple for a late dinner. San Juanino was perfect. We had a selection of empanadas (meat, chicken and cheese and ham - yum) and shared the lentil and chorizo stew with some fries and big penguin jug of the house red.... More

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