San Juan Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in San Juan

July 22, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best restaurant in San Juan, Argentina including Remolacha, Restaurante Baro, Club Espanol, Lomos Pirandello, Soychu, La Cava Restaurante, Renatto, Club Sirio Libanes, Flores Arte Bar, Pepe Pizza
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1. Remolacha

Av. J. I. de la Roza y Sarmiento, San Juan, Argentina Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +54 264 427-7070
Excellent
15%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 413 reviews

Remolacha

Reviewed By traveller1968 - Miri, Malaysia

This is an old school barbecue restaurant (parillada) in central San Juan serving a range of traditional grilled meats and standard Argentinean fare such as empanadas and milanesas. The decor has seen better days and could do with a lick of paint. The toilets in particular leave a lot to be desired. However the food was decent and I'd go back. We had grilled provolone cheese to start which was really nice then a steak each - a lomo and a bife de churrasco. We preferred the lomo as it was more tender and juicy but it really depends what cut you personally prefer. The bife de churrasco is a bit like a sirloin.
The lomo came with some very nice grilled vegetables. The cost was approximately USD 40 for one appetiser, 2 steaks, 1 side dish, water and a half bottle of wine. Not sure how that compares locally but we found it to be quite good value.

2. Restaurante Baro

Rivadavia 55 Oeste | Frente a la Catedral, San Juan, Argentina Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations Italian, Bar, Pub, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +54 264 422-3066
Excellent
17%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 259 reviews

Restaurante Baro

Reviewed By Slider8p

Tried baro 1st night in San juan and we were very disappointed. We ordered salad and pasta. Salad was ok but the pasta hd no flavour and only 3/5 of the ingredients in the menu. When we asked to be sent back the cook sent it right back in 5 minutes unchanged. Explained this to a 2nd waiter and got tired of waiting so we left. Paying the bill was a joke as no apologies were even hinted. If you are keen on waiting for average food try this place.

3. Club Espanol

Calle B Rivadavia Este 32 Piso E, San Juan J5402DEB, Argentina Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Argentinean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$118 +54 264 427-4040
Excellent
26%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 296 reviews

Club Espanol

It is a typical diner, located in one of the halls of the building " Club Español " , located in front of the main square of San Juan . Where those clients can choose from a wide selection of meals , drinks and desserts , all for a reasonable price and excellent service .

Reviewed By JennyGay - Natal, RN

The restaurant is not the most elegant of places but food was very good, there were dishes apart from the standard meat on the menu and service was quick and friendly. A place to come back to.

4. Lomos Pirandello

Av. Lib. Gral. San Martin Este 3105 Oeste, San Juan, Argentina Delivery, Takeout Argentinean, South American Dinner, Late Night +54 800-999-8000
Excellent
28%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Lomos Pirandello

Reviewed By Juan Ignacio d

If you want an informal setting for some lomitos with friends, this is the place to go. Mostly young people, great attitude from the service and owners, although given it gets crowded, can be a little slow.
Place gets packed late (after 11pm) so arrive early if you want a spot.

5. Soychu

Av. Ignacio de la Roza 223 Oeste, San Juan, Argentina Takeout, Waitstaff Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +54 264 422-1939
Excellent
33%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 136 reviews

Soychu

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, Canada

We found this restaurant just by chance, the chance being an encounter at the Tourist Bureau with a chap from Belgium. It was too early for lunch so we noted the location came back several hours later and the place was blocked with 2-3 queues of those who were paying for weight of take away and those of us intended on sitting. Please know the sitting space consists of some 6 small tables. The array of food is just beyond the tables. The cost for the eating in food + 2 juices was about $8.00. Very popular with locals so plan your visit.

6. La Cava Restaurante

Avenida Ignacio de la Roza Oeste 1946 | Del Bono Hotel, Spa, & Casino, San Juan 5400, Argentina Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Delicatessen, Argentinean, South American Lunch, Brunch HK$235 - HK$392 +54 264 408-2300
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

La Cava Restaurante

Reviewed By JennyGay - Natal, RN

In the basement of the del Bono Park Hotel, this place is in the ancient wine celars that used to be here. Service is good and food excelent. This place now opens for lunch and the de Mono Rojo restaurant in from for dinner. The...MoreMany thanks Jenny for commenting also La Cava Restaurant. We are glad your experience in San Juan was good and we hope to have you back in the restaurant Regards,

7. Renatto

Av. Libertador Gral. San Martin 1365 Oeste, San Juan 5400, Argentina Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +54 264 422-9969
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Renatto

Reviewed By Nigel W - West Malling, United Kingdom

My team came here on several occasions during a 6 week assignment in San Juan. We called it the "posh restaurant" as it had an upmarket feel compared to others in the vicinity.
We liked it and the decor and service helped it stand out but the food was much the same as elsewhere. Let's face it - it's very difficult to get a bad steak in Argentina and most restaurants offer more or less the same menus.
That said it is definitely a very good place to go and don't hesitate in recommending it.

8. Club Sirio Libanes

Calle Entre Rios sur 33 | Entre Ríos Sur 33 , 5402, San Juan, Provincia de San Juan, Cuyo, San Juan J5402EEA, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 264 422-3841
Excellent
37%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 286 reviews

Club Sirio Libanes

Reviewed By JennyGay - Natal, RN

the restaurant is in the Club sírio Libanês and ther is no sign for the restaurant. Just walk in and ask the elderly gentleman at the reception for the way. The building is beautifull and worth seing. The restaurant opens for lunch (12:00) and dinner (21:00). I had one of the arab specialties on the menu a pot-pourri of diferente dishes. Is was delicious and far too much for me. The waiter and owner are very friendly and helpfull. The decoration of the restaurant itself is a bit outdated, the only reason why I didn't give 5 stars.

9. Flores Arte Bar

Calle Entre Rios sur 145, San Juan J5402EEC, Argentina Drinks
Excellent
27%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Flores Arte Bar

Reviewed By CARLOS R - San Juan, Argentina

A dos cuadras de la plaza principal. Una casona, muy bien ambientada y con una clientela habitual muy tranquila. Buenos tragos, buenta atencion y buena onda. Precios normales. Recomiendo

10. Pepe Pizza

Av. Libertador Gral San Martin 3053 Oeste | San Juan - Rivadavia, San Juan 5400, Argentina Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza Dinner +54 264 426-7241
Excellent
20%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Pepe Pizza

Reviewed By ComfyGourmetSeeker - Melbourne, Australia

Came here with locals whom have been before....firstly we had to wait just under an hour for a table which is fine for a place that is popular and the service was good as they even brought out nibbles (hot chips & onion rings) and drinks for people that are standing in line. However when it came to the pizzas it was a little disappointing as they were served pretty much room temperature! This place is great if you're after a nice environment as there are many more pizza places which are simple yet arrives on your table with steam still arising!

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