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El Sanjuanino

Calle Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1112ADA, Argentina
+54 11 4805-2683
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (441 reviews)
“lentil stew” (12 reviews)
“steak” (57 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, South American
Calle Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1112ADA, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in buenos aires you have to come here!! Such good hearty food and desserts and such reasonable prices! Really feels like you’re in Argentina here. Recommend the chorizo and the pigs feet stew.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were attended by a very happy men. Menu is very complete with a lot of choices of empanadas. It includes also a homemade alfajor, which we wanted to ask but didn’t after the disappointment with the food. The meat came as asked but the...More

Thank Janaina1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Under the advice of our tour guide we had our first meal in Buenos Aires here. As we approached it, we saw a crowd of people awaiting a table. Not wanting to wait we asked if we could get take away and we’re swiftly ushered...More

Thank videetcrede
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here for lunch on the recommendation of our tour guide. She was not wrong the food was good. We had baked empanadas which were cooked to perfection and shared a really fresh mixed salad. Prices are really good and the meal was not rushed.

Thank David W
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We came for a quick lunch during our day city tour of Buenos Aires - great food, friendly service & fun atmosphere. We had different kinds of empanadas and then shared a portion of Torta Rogel which is an Argentinean dessert of a tower of...More

Thank MarieFs_6
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I spent 3 days in BA and the empanadas at El Sanjuanino were the best thing I ate — by far. Loved the caprice. Will be craving these until I can return!

Thank SKara
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Buenos Aires for a week in April 2018. Granted, El Sanjuanino was just down the road from where we were staying, but then so were lots of other places. The food here was so good we came back for either lunch or...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We got here through the review in a tour book. Unpretentious and homey local restaurant, we had the empanadas, the lentil stew, and gnocchi. All this was stick to your ribs good, and pretty inexpensive. It was a pleasant way to have dinner

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Very good empanadas. I recommend the one of choclo (corn), chicken and of course meat. I also tried the milanesa and it was very big and really good.

Thank steph_on_the_road1
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We split a tapa (just because they were so well reviewed) and each had the steak and frites. With a glass of wine each it was a delicious meal in a restaurant with a lot of ambience and cost less than $40 with a tip....More

Thank sleeplessinfrisco
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the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
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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
29 October 2016|
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yes from memory they do.
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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

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1112ADA, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4805-2683
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