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El Sanjuanino

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Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4805 2683
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These empanadas are awesome. My favorite is the carne picante - they are super juicy and they make them with whole olives. Also tasty locros (thick and spicy pork soup) and tamales. Decently priced as well.

Thank trabiawind
Montreux, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at that place : we felt like in a familial and friendly place. The food was good and the waiters sympathetic

Thank ppbankso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the most traditional places do eat in Buenos Aires! And it's probably for a reason... It's fantastic! Usually crowded, expect a line to get in (but I'm quite sure they take reservations). Apart from the traditional (and tasty) Empanadas, we tried the awesome LENTEJAS (Lentil Stew), the house wine and a couple of desserts! You should definitely... More 

Thank Alex C
Lima Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Best option for empanadas in Buenos Aires, El SanJuanino!!! service was great!!taste of the empanadas de Humita!! corn empanadas, awesome, I strongly recommend the Humita Empanadas, Onion and Cheese!! spice meat and caprese!! we love it!!

Thank Alex d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great authentic empanadas. Very inexpensive. The grilled chicken was excellent also. A very local atmosphere.

Thank Kathryn Leary V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has the best empanadas of Buenos Aires...at least from all the ones I had. Would recommend the spicy meat and caprese which were the best I ate there!! Very friendly staff!

Thank Bernardo C
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I am sure this place offers many other great dishes, but it is difficult you will feel inclined to try anything else once you have tried their empanadas. The place was pretty busy on a Monday night, so we ordered to take. We ate them on our way so quickly that we had to walk back for more. The mild... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

A simple steak meal downstairs amongst an eclectic collection of items. Good cheap food enjoyed by us both.

Thank W3581MCmarkb
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Went specifically to taste the famous empanadas. There is a large selection of them. Typical BAires setting and excellent attendance. There are always log lines and waiting time and be adivised that closes at 16:00 and reopen at 19:00. Good selection of wines.

Thank Paulo Mediano D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We took a morning tour and our guide recommended this for lunch. It did not disappoint. We had the empanadas which we delicious. When we walked in, others were having what appeared to be a hearty stew type dish that smelled delicious. Neat decor and good service.

Thank DFWTravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: (011) 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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