Planning a trip to Buenos Aires?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

El Sanjuanino

Empanada Restaurant$$$$
Recoleta, Buenos Aires
    "great wine"(22 Tips)
    Cemal B.
    "A must visit Argentinian restaurant in Buenos Aires."(2 Tips)
    C S.
    "humita is kind of like a tamale"(2 Tips)
    Michelle A.
    "From the ones I tried my favorite was the queso y cebolla empanada."(2 Tips)
268 Tips and reviews
  • empanadas
  • authentic
  • Argentinian food
  • family-friendly
  • lively
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Recent
  • Popular
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 20, 2012
    Try the empanadas de pollo
  • Leonardo U.
    Leonardo UedaFebruary 18, 2015
    Really fair prices for good and local handmade empanadas! Try their wine too! Oh, the decoration downstairs reminds me old medieval pubs!
  • Gê D.
    Gê Di LuccaNovember 4, 2011
    I think Time Out should review the ratings here. Its far away from being one of the best empanadas in BA. Btw I ordered cheese and onion, where were the onions? Carne picante was just OK.Terrible wine
  • Adriana S.
    Adriana SampaioJune 24, 2015
    Nice food, not so great wine. They have a special gluten free menu for celiac!
  • Donalea S.
    Donalea ScottSeptember 2, 2015
    The best empanadas I've had in Buenos Aires!
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco Almeida VizentinSeptember 13, 2014
    Horrible service, somewhat good empanadas. Not worth it.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousMarch 24, 2015
    You can taste your way through several variations of empañadas (including our favorite, humita, with creamy corn baked into a crisped salty-sweet crust) at this quirky joint. Read more
  • Reemz
    ReemzDecember 17, 2016
    Get the beef, chicken and cheese and onion empanadas
  • Albert C.
    Albert ChoiApril 19, 2013
    Not as good as the first couple of times...I would skip this now.
  • Florian M.
    Florian M.March 27
    Great empanadas but the service is terrible!
  • Michael J.
    This is definitely a good option in Recoleta. Friendly staff with varied menu though empanadas were certainly the highlight. If looking for parrilla can do much better elsewhere but enjoyed.
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 24, 2011
    Right with beef and great wine, the staple food that many associate as "Argentina" are Empanadas. and some of the best come from El Sanjuanino.
  • John T.
    John TaylorApril 13, 2016
    Order at least two or three of the delicious empanadas per person; they are on the smaller size than some of the mammoth hand pies you see around town.
  • Oli G.
    Oli GoldschmidtSeptember 8, 2014
    Best empanadas in the country!!! Great traditional atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Tip: can't miss the San Juaninas soft.
  • Joanne K.
    Joanne KimFebruary 26, 2015
    Spicy empanadas are the best!
  • Cemal B.
    Cemal BuyukgokcesuJanuary 3, 2015
    Amazing empanadas, good steaks, great service, very authentic ambiance. Try matambre as a starter, it is delicious. A must visit Argentinian restaurant in Buenos Aires.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AlexandriaMarch 29, 2016
    The empanadas were amazing! From the ones I tried my favorite was the queso y cebolla empanada.
  • From The World B.
    From The World BlogOctober 17, 2012
    Empanadas are really good, together with wine in the penguin jar. Try the fried one, better then others! More at
  • Rafael C.
    Food isn't that great. Waiter service very poor. Tiny tables on the saloon. There are better places in BA for a meal!
  • C S.
    C StreetsJune 2, 2016
    The humita is kind of like a tamale; it has the consistency of cream of corn wrapped in corn husks. The empanadas are great.
  • J.
    J.September 17, 2014
    Best empanada of Buenos Aires. Order Sangria to drink. Refreshing and a awesome way to get drunk! LOL ;)
  • Marcio C.
    Marcio CantelliNovember 16, 2013
    Wifi password: sanjuanino09
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 20, 2012
    Try the Empanada de carne picante
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphAugust 30, 2016
    The jamon y queso and carne picante empanadas were my favorite. Casual place with carry-out counter. Fairly small so get there early
  • Anna S.
    Anna S-MDecember 27, 2014
    Queso y cebolla - the original French onion soup dumpling
  • Chris B.
    Chris Belisario3 weeks ago
    Best empanadas in buenos aires
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WSeptember 22, 2016
    Not sure what the hype is all about. Decent empanadas at best...
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.October 24, 2014
    Amazing empanadas
  • Carol C.
    Carol CorbettApril 5, 2012
    Tried empanadas everywhere in BsAs and this won for their special fried empanada
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelJanuary 10, 2016
    Love it. 100% recommended for locals and foreigners
  • Luci
    LuciMarch 4, 2015
    Very good empanadas.
  • Alexandre T.
    Alexandre T.November 15, 2014
    One of the great simple pleasures of Argentina - empanadas originales. Uncomplicated, authentic argentine comfort food!
  • john h.
    john haydonDecember 13, 2012
    This place is a little out of the way, but is definitely worth it. Treat yo'self!!
  • Matt P.
    Matt ParrishFebruary 23, 2013
    Ham and Cheese empanadas are the best!
  • Josh N.
    Josh NeufeldDecember 10, 2012
    The day we ate there the locro was scary -- a bit like skeleton soup. The empanadas were delicious, tho', especially the carne picante
  • Onur K.
    Onur KaraagaogluJanuary 3, 2015
    Empanadas are great, but matambre is my fave. Try it
  • Audrey H.
    Audrey HuertaAugust 1, 2010
    Nummy empanadas. Be sure to practice your Spanish with the waiter
  • Grace L.
    Grace LamJune 22, 2013
    best empanadas we've had in BA. ask for Joseph - free comedy 😆
  • Diogo R.
    Diogo Ribeiro MendesSeptember 24, 2015
    Lugar barato e gostoso visite
  • Marcello H.
    Marcello HaggeApril 23, 2012
    Pra mim a melhor empanada, massa leve e recheio bom, ambiente bem simples
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio RicardoApril 22, 2016
    O garçon é uma figura..Muito engraçado
  • Altino G.
    Altino GomesAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Empanadas calientes. Mui rico
  • Juampa N.
    Juampa NadalMay 22, 2015
    Comidas típicas argentinas muy ricas, lugar agradable aunque demasiado promocionado para turistas internacionales. Hay que pasar y probar (foto: locro del 1ro de Mayo)
  • Frederico B.
    Frederico BossiSeptember 29, 2012
    Brasileiros, comam! MUUUUITO BOM!
  • Viviene S.
    Viviene ScaracatiOctober 10, 2012
    Experimente a empanada napolitana (9 pesos 10/2012), aqui se bebe um vinho delicioso também. O atendimento eh muito bom, nao deixe de pagar o serviço do garçom!
  • Bruno A.
    Bruno AssisJune 29, 2013
    Atendimento muito bom!!! Cerveja extremamente gelada e as empanadas magnificas!!! Tamales é uma ótima escolha também!!
  • Luciana P.
    Luciana PrimogerioApril 26, 2015
    Creo que son las mejores empanadas porteñas. La de verdura y jyq un gol de media cancha
  • José Mauricio G.
    José Mauricio GarciaNovember 3, 2016
    Empanada maravilhosa!!!!
  • Ubiratã S.
    Este lugar é famoso mundialmente por suas empanadas, mas a carne (bife de la casa) também é ESPETACULAR.
  • Carla S.
    Carla SanjadJune 15, 2011
    A pior comida de buenos Aires , o bife de chorizo pura gordura ..... Fujam, vão ao La Cholita .....
368 Photos

Related Searches

  • el sanjuanino buenos aires
  • el sanjuanino buenos aires photos
  • el sanjuanino buenos aires location
  • el sanjuanino buenos aires address
  • el sanjuanino buenos aires
  • el san juanino buenos aires
  • el sanjuanino buenos aires
  • el sanjuanino recoleta buenos aires

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF