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Casa SaltShaker

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Pres. J.E. Uriburu 1500 Block | Between Pena & Pacheco de Melo, Buenos Aires 1114, Argentina
+54 11 0000-0000
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Zurich, Switzerland
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269 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On my way to Buenos Aires, at the airline lounge, I reserved for Casa SaltShaker and was really excited to go to a "casa cedar" dinner only on my second day in town. In a private home in La Recoleta I met other travelers and one foreign couple that now lives in BA. The hosts (cook/owner is American and the... More 

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Thank Kluane
saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations. The food is intended to be, as we put it, "sophisticated home cooking", and we hope we offer that level. My apologies if I came across as arrogant, I'm not sure what it was that had you felt that way. As to my partner being quiet - it may... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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817 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great "Puertas Cerradas" Dining Room. The concept is to eat at someone's home and have a private meal with a small group of people. Dinner with wine pairings 48 USD. Owners Dan Perlman and Henry Tapia in Recoleta with 12 seats. Dinner starts at 9 pm. Menu always changes depending what is in season. Really enjoyable and recommended.

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Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Private Home restaurant that lived up to its reputation - the food was superb and sitting at a communal table (max of 10 people) made for a very memorable evening.

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Thank Leigh C
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Casa Saltshaker for some cooking classes, not for dinner (although we did eat our creations, and they were fabulous!). I took the Classic Argentine Lunch class, and all three Gluten-Free Baking classes. What fun! Dan is very knowledgeable, and explains everything well. If you are vegan or gluten-free, no problem, he can accommodate. Not only that, he's... More 

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Thank Quin M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well, we ate here in 2016 when we spent 3 months in Buenos Aires. Dinner was an hour late because one couple was delayed. The food was overcooked and pretty awful looking because of this. As well, the owner and his partner were both pretty put out, for the right reasons, but they were not only clearly moody but the... More 

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saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy yourselves and found myself pretentious and my partner rude. On my part, I apologize if I came across that way, I do think we serve a great meal, and going on 12 years of people enjoying themselves, as indicated by the majority of reviews here, seem to back that up. My partner... More 

New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This was my first closed door restaurant experience and I'm so glad I tried it. I was hesitant at first as I was hoping to have a chef from Argentina, however Dan's cooking is incredible and I feel that I had some authentic local cuisine. It was also a nice place to meet other people visiting the city. Well worth... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We have been to Casa Saltshaker numerous times since we moved to Buenos Aires and have always enjoyed the evening, the ambiance and the food. So when my 80th birthday rolled around I asked Dan if he would make up a special dinner so that my wife and I and eight invited guests could celebrate the occasion with his always... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I thought this was great! I can see other comments about the bathroom and the apartment being tired but this really does not hinder your experience - it's about the food and the social side of the experience. I went with my mum and we were in a group of 6 (including us). It was really to mix with other... More 

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1 Thank SamB6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had dinner with some charming and interesting travelers and the company was the best part. The room had a bit of a damp smell and the bathroom was not set up for guests. The food was good but not regional (other than ingredients) and is a departure from the simple, focus on the foods approach we loved during our... More 

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Thank Diljeet S
saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy yourselves more, but don't really understand most of your critique. This is a home, not a commercial restaurant, so no, we don't have commercial style bathrooms, the bathroom is a home bathroom, but has a toilet, a sink, a mirror, two varieties of hand soap, and towels, so I don't think it's that anything... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Guests were pleasant,but we found the food mediocre and the atmosphere depressing. Though Dan was informative we thought the food was too unevenly seasoned and repetitive. Service was attentive,but I could not recommend the whole experience. Mold in the living room ceiling did not en my appetite.

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Thank debariwinnie
saltshaker, Owner at Casa SaltShaker, responded to this review

We're sorry to read here that you didn't enjoy the food we served. It was particularly surprising, given that the other three of the four members of your party asked to be on the mailing list for our cookbook when it's published, but personal tastes are personal tastes. We do apologize for their being a small patch of mold in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$70 - $70
Cuisine
Peruvian, Mediterranean, South American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pres. J.E. Uriburu 1500 Block | Between Pena & Pacheco de Melo, Buenos Aires 1114, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 0000-0000
Description
Welcome to Casa SaltShaker. We offer a unique dining experience, sharing a table with other guests at our home in Barrio Norte. The setting is casual and the conversation lively. Our food is eclectic with a Mediterranean base. It's all about meeting new friends over good food and wine.Bienvenidos a Casa SaltShaker (Salero). Ofrecemos una experiencia gastronómica única, compartiendo una mesa con otros comensales en nuestra casa de Barrio Norte. El ambiente es informal y la conversación animada. Nuestra cocina es ecléctica con una base mediteránea. Se trata de conocer nuevos amigos y sobre todo de gustar buena comida y buen vino.

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Recoleta
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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