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El Sanjuanino

Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4805-2683
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (419 reviews)
“lentil stew” (9 reviews)
“caprese” (15 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinean, South American
Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a week in BA and this was our fav family restaurant. It opens at 7pm which certainly helps with kids. The waiter was great given our poor attempts at Spanish. Kids at empanadas and spaghetti bolognese which were awesome. Pastas are very large...More

Thank DF61
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m afraid this place didn’t work for me. It seemed like a tourist trap, which would have been OK if the food was good. I found the empanadas over salted yet bland, and the lentil stew OK but not as interesting as it should have...More

Thank AlantheTrekker
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Used by locals. Not a tourist trap. Ticks all tbe right boxes, and some. Great relaxed atmosphere. Good value and the staff were attentive and friendly.

1  Thank Kapitidon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guidebook suggested this place, was close to the hotel so we gave it a try. We sat in a booth, were waited on by an older gentlemen who may have been the owner, we watched a parade of locals come and get take-out empanadas, we...More

1  Thank julnilsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the restaurant as a recommendation from the staff in the hostel we were staying specially to taste their really famous empanadas. We had really high expectations as empanadas fanatics and were not disappointed. They have a great range of...More

1  Thank Maria Carolina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Sanjuanino is an unpretentious and reasonably cheap restaurant that will give you a good feeling for classic food in Buenos Aires. They have excellent empanadas both baked and fried, decent salads and , while I did not have a steak, decent meat. Good selection...More

2  Thank GM20142014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how is the place but we ordered on the phone a dozen of empanadas. They delivered one hour and a half later and we were starving! I do not recommend the delivery option!

1  Thank Normarie R
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Although this is in a fairly upmarket area of Buenos Aires this is a very affordable place to eat. Large portions, friendly staff with a wide choice of wine and other drinks (priced across a good range with good quality carafe wine available). The empanadas...More

1  Thank Phillip B
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Good empanadas, but surely not the "best in town" crap everyone says about it. Dough was okay and the fillings could improve big time. I tried the spicy meat, corn and onion & cheese but none of them made truly happy.

1  Thank Pedro C
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

First dinner in BA, fabulous empanadas, ok gnocchi... great sangria. A great choice, wonderful atmosphere, reservations recommended.

1  Thank jenniferinphilly
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
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Sarah O
October 29, 2016|
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Response from W3581MCmarkb | Reviewed this property |
yes from memory they do.
Joshua C
August 26, 2016|
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Response from FelipeLt | Reviewed this property |
It would be best if you make reservations, as the place is not that big and tourists flock to taste their empanadas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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