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El San Juanino

Sanchez de Bustamante 1788, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #96 of 2,256 restaurants in Buenos Aires
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
Belo Horizonte, MG
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Like others have said, it is mostly a take away place but there are plenty of tables to eat in with room upstairs as well. Fast service. Lots of comings and goings of locals and tourists alike. Friendly wait staff. For one person, empanadas, dessert and wine was less than 100 pesos. If you're in the area, for sure check... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I went there trusting the Tripadvisor reviews but was rather disappointed. This is not a restaurant but a place to have a quick snack (limited choice) which caters mostly for take-away. There's nothing special about this place. Rather dingy ambience. The food is reasonable. The waither lethargic but friendly. Hygyene is a bit dodgy. The prices are avarage. Don't plan... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The hotel I was staying at (Feirs Park) recommended another restaurant (Fervor) but somehow I got lost and just walked into El San Juanino, there is only one "greeter / waiter" but he is busting all day long; atmosphere is nice and clean but the food is superb! I highly recommend the Spicy Beef Empandas and the Bife Special, it... More

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Leuven
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

A very traditional and local place to eat empanadas or to take them home. For 10 pesos each you wouldn't aspect such quality and flavors! Would recommend it to anyone who likes to eat local!

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