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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lives up to its reputation as serving the best empanadas in the city. They are wonderful indeed - a good range of interesting fillings in freshly baked dough. There are lots of other things on the menu but empanadas are a must here. We had their alfajores for desert - yum! It was an entertaining place to eat and... More 

Thank Bernadette54
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a national holiday and had to wait for about 30 min outside. Food was good, we ordered empanadas and locro. Now I have to say, I am not a locro fanatic, nor am I a master at distinguishing original recipes from conventional ones, but I have definitely had better locro here in BA. Apparently, service is... More 

Thank SarmadSaad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good milanesa and empanadas. Very good service The milanesa was made with bife chorizo We tried locro too, very good

Thank aduanero
Heidelberg, Germany
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221 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommeded by us by a true Porteño. It felt very local and the food was good. In particularly, there is a great variety of empanadas as well as some parrilla options. Quite full on a Saturday lunch, so get there early.

Thank Pixxidix
Sao Paulo, SP
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip!! Full of tourists... But that does not make it less delicious!!! Friendly service... Nice neighborhood to walk around!!!

Thank Eniasam
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting BA, I took it upon myself to try as many empanadas as I could. These were certainly the best empanadas in BA, yum yum

Thank EmmLinCAN
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for empanadas and locro, a traditional stew with beans, sausages, pork, etc. Simple food, but absolutely delicious.

Thank chiucharlene
West Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel concierge we were staying at recommended El Sanjuanino for a casual lunch place, before we did a walking tour of Recoleta. This was the first restaurant we ate at while in Buenos Aires and we were not disappointed. While we were there, my friends and I tried several different kinds of empanadas + a pitcher of sangria. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had the Empanadas here as part of our Empanada taste test of BA. We preferred 1810 Empanadas these were a little bit burned. Service was not that great either so Empanadas did not come out together. Also had the Locro which was very traditional and good Ok food but expected more

Thank Bob H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We visited as part of a walking food tour of Recoleta and tried the carne empanadas - delicious! Yummy pockets of minced beef, onion + green olive. We came back a second time, the staff were very nice to put up with our terrible Spanish.

Thank kristisulley

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Restaurant Details

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