El Sanjuanino

Top choice argentine in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

This long-running, cozy little joint has some of the cheapest food in Recoleta, attracting both penny-pinching locals and thrifty tourists. Order spicy empanadas, tamales or locro (a spicy stew of maize, beans, beef, pork and sausage).

The curved brick ceiling adds to the atmosphere, but many take their food to go – Recoleta’s lovely parks are just a couple of blocks away.