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El Sanjuanino

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Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4805-2683
Today
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, the empanadas are the best (try both baked and fried - and be sure to ask for chimichurri sauce, it isn't necessarily offered), but there's a lot more on the menu! I ordered the beefsteak with fries, medium rare. A huge chunk of meat arrived, cooked to perfection. We'd had a lot of beef in Argentina, this was the... More 

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Thank Bob S
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful tourist-friendly location in Recoleta. Really fun stuff especially the waiter Joseph. And make sure you do not miss ordering the baked empanadas. I especially love the picante meat as well as the chicken. Great folks from all over are the customers as well as wonderful locals. open for lunch and dinner. Went there twice because we loved the food... More 

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Thank JoshuaFinkel
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every trip we make to Buenos Aires we go at least once at El Sanjuanino. It's a place full of character, a typical San Juan Province ambience and food. We love all the empanadas and the mildness, and the pork, everything pairing with a good Malbec. It's a must for my husband and I. The service is friendly.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, empanadas, steaks , milanesas. Like it so much , we went there 3 time times for dinner over 10 days. great fresh cut french fries. Great waiter we loved him and he even remembered our likes and what we ate.

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Las Vegas
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563 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Empanadas were really good. The best of what we had were the chicken & ham/cheese. The caprese were good but not cooked quite enough. Fun & vibrant atmosphere. Always busy. The have 2 levels, the main & lower.....we are on the main floor so we could watch the people come in. Several took carry out. Great place to grab a... More 

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Athens, Greece
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok to be fair I haven't tried all the pies in Burnos Aires. But I come from a country where pies are a huge part if our cuisine,so I can tell you that this tiny shop serves delicious pies. We had ours to go since it was really small and no table to sit. They made them in a few... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there two times in 3 days. The empanadas taste very good, the price is very good also (23 pesos each) and they are ready very fast. The guy at the cashier is in a bad mood constantly but you don't need to talk much with him. The guys who give the empanadas are very friendly!

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seemed like a more authentic Buenos Aires spot. It was small and packed, but the food and service were great. We tried a variety of empanadas. The best was the honey and nuts (for dessert)! Be prepared to wait, but it's worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant excells with their assortment of empanadas but also has an extensive menu of other foods. It is a very small place with a basement dining area also. Arrive early as it gets very busy with locals and tourists.

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Thank Edward A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told this was the best place to go for empanadas. It's rustic inside and frequented by locals and tourists alike. The empanadas were 'nice, not thrilling' and if you've ever had a half decent Cornish pasty before, you won't be blown away by what's on offer here. Service was ok but a bit slow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4805-2683

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Staying in Recoleta

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Recoleta
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood 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 centred 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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