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El Sanjuanino

Empanada Restaurant$$$$
Recoleta, Buenos Aires
  • Josh N.
    "The empanadas were delicious, tho', especially the carne picante"(4 Tips)
    Alejo E.
    "Las mejores empanadas de humita (flavor corn paste)"(3 Tips)
    Michelle A.
    "From the ones I tried my favorite was the queso y cebolla empanada."(2 Tips)
    Cemal B.
    "A must visit Argentinian restaurant in Buenos Aires."(2 Tips)
228 Tips and reviews
  • empanadas
  • Argentinian food
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • lively
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  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WSeptember 22
    Not sure what the hype is all about. Decent empanadas at best...
  • Ninah R.
    The jamon y queso and carne picante empanadas were my favorite. Casual place with carry-out counter. Fairly small so get there early
  • C S.
    C StreetsJune 2
    The humita is kind of like a tamale; it has the consistency of cream of corn wrapped in corn husks. The empanadas are great.
  • John T.
    John TaylorApril 13
    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.
  • Michelle A.
    The empanadas were amazing! From the ones I tried my favorite was the queso y cebolla empanada.
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelJanuary 10
    Love it. 100% recommended for locals and foreigners
  • Donalea S.
    Donalea ScottSeptember 2, 2015
    The best empanadas I've had in Buenos Aires!
  • Adriana S.
    Adriana SampaioJune 24, 2015
    Nice food, not so great wine. They have a special gluten free menu for celiac!
  • 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
  • Luci
    LuciMarch 4, 2015
    Very good empanadas.
  • Joanne K.
    Joanne KimFebruary 26, 2015
    Spicy empanadas are the best!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Onur K.
    Onur KaraagaogluJanuary 3, 2015
    Empanadas are great, but matambre is my fave. Try it
  • Anna S.
    Anna S-MDecember 27, 2014
    Queso y cebolla - the original French onion soup dumpling
  • Alexandre T.
    Alexandre T.November 15, 2014
    One of the great simple pleasures of Argentina - empanadas originales. Uncomplicated, authentic argentine comfort food!
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.October 24, 2014
    Amazing empanadas
  • J.
    J.September 17, 2014
    Best empanada of Buenos Aires. Order Sangria to drink. Refreshing and a awesome way to get drunk! LOL ;)
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco Almeida VizentinSeptember 13, 2014
    Horrible service, somewhat good empanadas. Not worth it.
  • 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.
  • Marcio C.
    Marcio CantelliNovember 16, 2013
    Wifi password: sanjuanino09
  • Grace L.
    Grace LamJune 22, 2013
    best empanadas we've had in BA. ask for Joseph - free comedy 😆
  • Albert C.
    Albert ChoiApril 19, 2013
    Not as good as the first couple of times...I would skip this now.
  • Matt P.
    Matt ParrishFebruary 23, 2013
    Ham and Cheese empanadas are the best!
  • john h.
    john haydonDecember 13, 2012
    This place is a little out of the way, but is definitely worth it. Treat yo'self!!
  • 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
  • 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
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 20, 2012
    Try the Empanada de carne picante
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 20, 2012
    Try the empanadas de pollo
  • Carol C.
    Carol CorbettApril 5, 2012
    Tried empanadas everywhere in BsAs and this won for their special fried empanada
  • 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
    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.
  • Audrey H.
    Audrey HuertaAugust 1, 2010
    Nummy empanadas. Be sure to practice your Spanish with the waiter
  • Ernesto A.
    Atendente simpático e atencioso. Empanadas deliciosas, mas cuidado a de carne picante é picante MESMO. ;)
  • Joaco N.
    Joaco Nevares2 weeks ago
    no se puede dejar de probar las empanadas sanjuaninas y el locro!! el guiso de lentejas excelente también. y el vino!!!
  • Priscila A.
    Priscila Andrade2 weeks ago
    Típico argentino, a melhor empanada, a dois passos do cemitério da recoleta
  • Thiago G.
    Thiago Guingo2 weeks ago
    Empanadas argentinas tradicionais top de linha!! Preço justo (cerca de 20 pesos a empanada). Quilmes trincando!
  • Mauricio L.
    Mauricio Lobo3 weeks ago
    As empanadas de BAs
  • Marcel P.
    Marcel PelissaroSeptember 21
    ambiente super tradicional, provavelmente o melhor lugar de buenos aires para se comer empanadas. na dúvida escolha as tradicionais carne picante ou cebola e queijo. preços justos e ótimo atendimento.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Rosana P.
    Além das empanadas, peça o alfajor da casa! Indescritível hummmm delicioso demais!
  • Rosana P.
    Empanadas ssss! Quilmes + taça de vinho da casa. Cuidado com a palavra picante, é mesmo! Rs Ambiente e atendimento 10. Preço justo num bairro MT charmoso.
  • Rogério M.
    Rogério MartesSeptember 11
    Empanadas deliciosas e sangria muito boa. A sangria média é bem grande e a empada de frango é a melhor.
  • Eva Juliana L.
    Vale a pena o tempo de espera, comida deliciosa com preço acessível. Garçom nota 1000, super animado e divertido.
  • Giulia M.
    Giulia MendesAugust 15
    Empanadas de carne picante e Frango perfeitas! Sim, as melhores de Buenos Aires sim! Aprovadas!😍
  • Allan U.
    Allan UllianAugust 12
    As melhores empanadas do BA, imperdivel!!! Preço mto bom tb
  • Olivia F.
    Empanada de queijo com cebola !!!!! Vale qualquer fila de espera !!!!
  • Andressa F.
    Empanadas - as melhores
  • Daniela H.
    Empanadas mto boas! E o preço tbm é bom.
  • Agustin Maria R.
    Agustin Maria RodriguezJuly 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Empanadas, lentejas, locro
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Sebastian M.
    Autentico, muy rico y buen servicio. Recomendado!
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