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Cafe San Juan. San Telmo.

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Nice, but not 5 stars »

3.0 Stars

I was too busy chatting with my friend that I forgot to pay attention to the hot tattooed chefs :p

We ordered mains, and skipped the tapas. I had a rabbit stew with polenta things, my friend had some sort of crepes in sauce. Both were very good, although my stew was a little over-salted.

Great friendly service too where the waiter was very patient with explaining the dishes where we didn't know the Spanish words.

I'm rating only 3 stars because the ambiance, was a little clinical, it seemed full with tourists, and the table bread was on the verge of stale, and while it's cheap converting to USD, compared to lots of other places in Buenos Aires this is more expensive.

On Sun Oct 4, 2009 | Permalink

$12 wild boar made by hot skateboarders. »

5.0 Stars

Cafe San Juan is one of those rare places that, despite being featured in a slew of English-language publications, is still absolutely packed every weekend with folks from the neighborhood. If you're in Buenos Aires, you have to eat here. The lunch and dinner menus are the same but change according to what's available from the market that day. You can't go wrong with choosing what you want to eat, and it's a rare place where you can get wild boar in barbecue sauce and your friend can get traditional Italian fare. But the real appeal here--besides the fact that the above entrees would only cost you about $12 USD apiece--is that you get to watch tattooed skateboard aficionados in an open kitchen make food that'd have fancier chefs scrambling and begging for their recipes.

On Sat Mar 14, 2009 | Permalink

4.0 Stars
Av San Juan 450, Buenos Aires, Argentina


The best variation of porteno food in San Telmo.

Tags: restaurant, san telmo, skateboarders, tapas

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