Fodor's Expert Review Café San Juan

$$$ San Telmo Argentine

When famed "anti-chef" Leandro Cristóbal decided to return to his roots, he dropped his trademark modern cuisine in favor of huge platters of rustic traditional dishes with little creative twists reflecting his own bad-boy personality. That carries over into the decor and setup—the room has a sort of farmhouse-chic feel with the addition of graffiti and tattoo-covered cooks working the open kitchen. Roast partridge with hazelnut stuffing, sweetbread-and-ricotta cannelloni, and tender wine-braised rabbit are among the stars here. A second location is open nearby at Chile 474 focusing more on pastas.

Argentine Casual Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Av. San Juan 450
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires  1147, Argentina


Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., No credit cards, Reservations essential

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