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El Sanjuanino

Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4805-2683
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (418 reviews)
“lentil stew” (9 reviews)
“caprese” (15 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Posadas 1515 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't know how is the place but we ordered on the phone a dozen of empanadas. They delivered one hour and a half later and we were starving! I do not recommend the delivery option!

Thank Normarie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is in a fairly upmarket area of Buenos Aires this is a very affordable place to eat. Large portions, friendly staff with a wide choice of wine and other drinks (priced across a good range with good quality carafe wine available). The empanadas...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good empanadas, but surely not the "best in town" crap everyone says about it. Dough was okay and the fillings could improve big time. I tried the spicy meat, corn and onion & cheese but none of them made truly happy.

1  Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First dinner in BA, fabulous empanadas, ok gnocchi... great sangria. A great choice, wonderful atmosphere, reservations recommended.

Thank jenniferinphilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locro was tasty except for the bones filling 45% of the dish which was a true downer. Lunch time was packed and service was a mess.

Thank Vita A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We came for lunch and had some very tasty empanadas. Unfortunately, there were very few people there, but our waiter still seemed to forget about us for long stretches of time. Four empanadas and two coca colas shouldn't take up an hour and a half...More

Thank Adrienne N
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place does not get five stars because it is cheap (even though it is) or because the atmosphere was my favorite (I'm not as into old world places as some folks)....no, it gets 5 stars for having the BEST SANGRIA I've ever tasted and...More

Thank beachmom242004
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I tried many empanadas while in BsAs and this place was by far the best. Try to get there right when it opens for lunch or dinner. Otherwise you might find yourself without a table. If you only eat at one restaurant...More

Thank Gimicio
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place was Awesome! The food was amazing (we had tamales - highly recommend!! and stuffed gnocchi - also delicious). The empanadas looked and smelled amazing, and were in high demand for take away. The place itself has a great atmosphere with really cool seating...More

Thank kzirker
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is the local place to go, great food, great meat, great empenadas, great dulce de lecce, just go there

Thank robertvalerie
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
30 October 2016|
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Response from W3581MCmarkb | Reviewed this property |
yes from memory they do.
Joshua C
27 August 2016|
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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, Breakfast, 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, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4805-2683
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