Fodor's Expert Review Café San Juan La Cantina

$$ San Telmo Argentine

Its façade leads into tiny vermouth bar but the back is a huge dining room, where tattooed celebrity chef Lele Cristobal prepares tasty dishes with Spanish and Italian flavors such as lamb meatballs with chickpea mash and ossobuco stew. Start an evening with a glass of the house aperitivo—vermouth comes on tap—with soda at the bar with just eight stools, then move onto the main event for a buzzy evening.

Argentine Best Bet Dinner Lively Lunch $$

Quick Facts

Chile 474
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires  Argentina

11-4300–9344

Known For:
  • Celebrity chef
  • Hearty fare
  • Buzzy ambience
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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