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El Sanjuanino

Empanada Restaurant$$$$
Recoleta, Buenos Aires
    "great wine"(18 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)
243 Tips and reviews
  • empanadas
  • Argentinian food
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • lively
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  • Reemz
    ReemzDecember 17, 2016
    Get the beef, chicken and cheese and onion empanadas
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WSeptember 22, 2016
    Not sure what the hype is all about. Decent empanadas at best...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AlexandriaMarch 29, 2016
    The empanadas were amazing! From the ones I tried my favorite was the queso y cebolla empanada.
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelJanuary 10, 2016
    Love it. 100% recommended for locals and foreigners
    Upvoted Jan 30
  • 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
  • Michelle T.
    Empanadas deliciosas e com preço justo, em média R$ 5,00 cada. Experimentamos todas, as melhores: carne picante, presunto com queijo e a de verduras!!!
  • Caio O.
    Caio Oliveira1 week ago
    Excelentes opções de empanadas vegetarianas. Recheio saboroso e massa muito bem feita. O serviço é maravilhoso. Rápido e os garçons super atenciosos
  • Santiago A.
    Empanada razoável, ambiente mais ou menos e atendimento normal. Há empanadas melhores em BA.
  • Bruna R.
    Bruna Rosa3 weeks ago
    As empanadas...Uma delícia! Atendimento muito bom e preço justo!
  • Thiago F.
    Thiago FrancoFebruary 24
    Empanadas + Quilmes.
  • Andreza V.
    Andreza VelezJanuary 29
    Autêntica experiência portenha! Pratos típicos e empanadas imperdíveis! PS: a de carne picante é MUITO picante, cuidado!
  • Samia M.
    Samia M.January 8
    Conheci a unidade da Recoleta, na Posadas. Sempre cheio. Não invente e peça muitas empanadas de carne. Vem quentinhas, ao contrário das outras. São as melhores. Dá pra ir no almoço ou jantar.
  • Valter M.
    Empanada de carne picante sensacional, aliás, melhor empanada que comi em Buenos Aires.
  • Jessica C.
    MEU DEUS, que empanadas! Peça as de queijo com cebola, queijo com presunto e carne com cebola. Melhores do mundo. Vale a pena.
  • Guilene L.
    Guilene LeonardiDecember 22, 2016
    O melhor de Buenos Aires para comidas típicas. As empanadas são divinas. Não deixe de pedir o vinho na jarra de pinguim, algo típico porteño. Vale cada centavo.
  • Carol T.
    Carol TavaresDecember 1, 2016
    Empanadas!!!! Melhor de Buenos Aires!!! Pedimos de queijo com cebola, verduras e picante, todas perfeitas.Lugar rústico e agradável.Flan com creme e doce de leite sensacional.Vale muito a visita!!!!
  • Eduardo V.
    Eduardo VisentiniNovember 26, 2016
    Deliciosas empanadas, adoramos as de carne suave e picante!!!
  • José Mauricio G.
    José Mauricio GarciaNovember 3, 2016
    Empanada maravilhosa!!!!
  • Miguel O.
    Miguel OroOctober 27, 2016
    Tamal, papas a caballo, flan con dulce de leche.
  • adriana c.
    adriana caicedo aspiazuOctober 22, 2016
    Las mejores empanadas. La mejor, la de queso y cebolla.
  • Ernesto A.
    Ernesto AndreghettoOctober 21, 2016
    Atendente simpático e atencioso. Empanadas deliciosas, mas cuidado a de carne picante é picante MESMO. ;)
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