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El Sanjuanino

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Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4805-2683
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Shelton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best empanadas in town great local go to place good food quick service excellent prices gets packed pretty quick a must visit for the traditional Argentinian Empanada

Thank cachipo73
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local foodie recommended this restaurant for its empanadas particularly the roquefort empanadas. Unfortunately the roquefort empanadas were not available either time we went but we did enjoy the ham and cheese and onion and cheese empanadas. It is a particularly good option when you want a quick meal that isn't heavy. Worth a visit.

Thank Traveller376
Orange, California
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586 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was just down the street from our hotel so we decided to check it out. It turned out to be one of our favorite restaurants. My wife had a couple of their empanadas and they were very tasty. I tried their locro as I heard it was one of the best and I was not disappointed. We washed... More 

Thank Samndjsdad
Santa Rosa, California
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant recommended as one of Fodor's Choice in Buenos Aires. We have always found their choices to be dining highlights of our trips, and this was no exception. It was obvious that we were not the only tourists in the place, but the restaurant also does a brisk local takeout business which says a lot about... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited this restaurant several times over the past five years. It hasn't changed. Good reasonable priced food brings in the crowds. I came at 8pm and waited 20 minutes for a table. It was worth the wait. Excellent beer, empanadas and ravioli for two came to about $25 u.s.

Thank clifton t
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to El Sanjuanino do not miss the empanadas. Me and my wife tried 6 of them and all were very tasty. The "carne picante" (spicy meat) was my favorite. We also had a "milanesa" w/ fries and a Quilmes (beer). It all costed like 500 pesos (something like 55 USD), including the 10% service fee. The service... More 

Thank Diego V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding "empanadas". Very good food. Poor service. Price was about 25 pesos for 1 empanada, totally worth it.

Thank Debora Z
San Jose, Costa Rica
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best empanadas in Argentina. They also have great stews. Every time I am in Argentina I make it one of my stops. Great place

Thank Jerry D
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place just gets better. Wonderful service,great ambience and a consistently fabulous product. Always worth a visit.

Thank Robert S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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180 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked a local travel agent where a good place to eat and he told me down the road just left of the Pharmacia. A lot of locals came in to pick up meals. The have a character waiter that has worked there for 20years. Not sure of their hours of operation. Not a large place but they have tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4805-2683

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Staying in Recoleta

Neighborhood Profile
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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