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El Sanjuanino

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” (425 reviews)
“lentil stew” (10 reviews)
“caprese” (15 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, South American
Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1112ADA, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I could give it 0 stars on TripAdvisor I would. This was the worst meal I have ever had in Argentina, and I have visited several times. Not only did I think the food was awful, but my 3 dining companions did as well....More

Thank LizabethRose
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is known for their empanadas and although not an empanadas connoisseur, I found theirs to be pretty damn good. Especially the spinach one. The ham platter was good (can't go wrong with that) and the lentil stew was okay (but not my cup...More

Thank Soikiu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted a casual meal. Told that this was the place for empanadas. They were right. Light pastry with a variety of fillings. Salad was excellent. Lots of locals

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not care for the 4 different types of Empanadas we ordered. They were bland and there was no spice or sauce etc. The steak was huge but not particularly tasty and it was undercooked for our taste. We were not asked how we...More

Thank wasen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Sanjuanino was a 5 minute walk from the hotel we were staying at so very convenient. We are here the night we arrived and were seated downstairs. Patrons consisted of families, couples, people coming home from work, etc. very casual spot, seemed like there...More

Thank TravelBugGoont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located next to our hotel - we asked where can we find the best empanadas. Unfortunately we were seated downstairs in a room with no WiFi - the empanadas came out cold. I was shocked to see a line of people waiting to get in....More

Thank CJBarnett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here twice for lunch during out stay. Had the empanadas both times. They were good, but not the best we had while in Argentina. Didn't have to wait either time for a table. Service was a bit slow, but not the worst we experienced....More

Thank travelingirlfrompa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there before the place opened and there were already a few people waiting. As soon as it opened at 7pm more people arrived and it was full soon after. Some locals came for takeaways. Service was very quick. We ordered empanadas and a...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived this place was packed. We were sat downstairs in the old cellar which was a welcome reprieve to the hot afternoon. We ordered four different type of empanadas which were all very good, spaghetti with Pomodoro sauce which was tasty and ravioli...More

Thank drakave
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Well served, delicious steaks and excellent price. Definitely a place to return. The options of steaks are very well served and maybe can serve two people if they don't eat too much. A very generous steaks with fries. Can spent less than 350 ARG for...More

Thank G L
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
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Sarah O
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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

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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