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La Cocina


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


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All reviews carne spicy beef empanadas ham risotto potatoes hole in the wall piping hot small place cheap eats take away worth the wait pikachu suave cheese pesos english
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious empanadas - picachu was our favorite, followed by carne picante. The price is fabulous- 44 AR per empanada and a hefty pour of cold red wine for 50 AR. Would recommend ordering 2-3 empanadas per person depending on hunger level. The space is traditional...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travelnownotlater2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great empanadas at a very reasonable price. Especially liked the meat empanadas. The choclo ones were quite sweet, which was good but unexpected.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ascarbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried La Cocina based on internet article about the best in BA. It did not disappoint. My two daughters who are empanada fiends loved the carne. They were hot and juicy. The picachu was super flavorful. They come out piping hot! ¡Jugosas!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mntbound
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went there today. Place is very much still open. On pueyrredon very close to the intersection with arenales. No frills empenada place. Sure u can get empenadas a little bit cheaper elsewhere but I doubt you’ll find many tastier ones. Helps if u speak some...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank workslave2015
Reviewed January 14, 2019

AMAZING! The best empanada I have ever had. We stayed a few blocks away and came here for lunch 3 times. I truly miss having this as a lunch option.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank meghbliss
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Hands down the best empanadas we have ever eaten! A local haunt for locals as well as tourists, the empanadas are beautifully fresh and come in a variety of flavours (including a vegetarian option). They are quite large in size, we shared 6 between two...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank cvf90
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Great bar, small but welcoming definitely best empanadas in Buenos Aires, The Pikachu is fantastic, this is a must try.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marcoboll
Reviewed January 7, 2019

At least on the address that this is cited, this place no longer exists. We walked there from Recoletta, but had to find somewhere else. We were so sad!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jhoover0629
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this small unassuming place and discovered the best empanadas of our trip. The person running the shop spoke little English but was very helpful. The shop can barely seat 10 people but even if you need to perch around the edges it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 948hannahk
Reviewed December 26, 2018

The empanadas were really tasty. We loved the spicy beef and spicy cheese ones. The guy at the counter explained different types in English. The price was also reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2018
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January 1, 2019|
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No, they are not open on Sundays.
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