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Aqui Es

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Argentinean, South American
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Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
2221-5727
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Authentic Argentinian Restaurant

Excellent Argentinian restaurant. Great service and the owners are right there. The food is authentic and the portions are a good size for the price. I recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent Argentinian restaurant. Great service and the owners are right there. The food is authentic and the portions are a good size for the price. I recommend it.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I looked on Trip Advisor and found this restaurant to be highly rated. Went there today with my daughter who has significant dietary restrictions (no highly processed foods, which all too often contain unlabeled MSG). We ordered items that are more likely than not to be 'safe': steak, rice, and vegetables. The Rib-eye steak was phenomenal! My daughter even liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My New York Strip with a sauce of 4 cheeses was the very best steak ever! The place is decorated with wonderful old photos and signs. It was very comfortable and an easy walk from our hotel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We/I ate here a few times. The food is very well prepared, except for the rice which was cold. The steak were cooked to your liking and very good portions. The price was very reasonable. On the weekends they have live music. The only drawback is that they have short hours during the week. We ate at 5pm and they... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in San José! Amazing meals of meat, pasta, pizza and the best empanadas argentinas ever. For dessert you must have the nutella, strawberry and vainilla ice cream crepe! Too much!!! Excellent music on the weekends, and excellent service overall! Owner Matías the perfect host!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I wanted to eat.meat and someone recommended us this place. It closes very early about 6 pm. I had trouble trying to.find a parking slot. We ordered pasta and beef..great boh of them. Drinks were natural but not the best: starfruit.smoothie so sweet and lemonate so sour..but the food was perfect.

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had never eaten here, just passing by many times. We had to meet someone here for lunch one day and were pleasantly surprised at the attentive wait staff (even during the busiest time of the day!), the extensive menu was difficult to choose from! The food was excellent! The price was right and we all left very satisfied! Great... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I gotta say, I had the best steak I have ever had in my life here. It was a thick cut strip loin, cooked to perfection. It was covered with a sweet red pepper/onion sauce which was to die for! I would go back just for this! The chimichiri sauce was also one of the best I have had. But... More 

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San José, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great Argentinian Restaurant in the heart of San José. Located just one block away from Paseo Colón, it sits in front of a beautiful park at María Auxiliadora. At night the park is nicely light and provides a gorgeous background for the restaurant. The menu is similar to other Argentinian restaurants with beef as the main attraction.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went today for Father's Day and took the kids with us. We had already been to La Esquina, a really well-known Argentine restaurant in town. This place was a lighter, more fun atmosphere (La Esquina is classier and darker) in a really great location near Parque Sabana. We ordered empanadas, a parrilla plate for 2, a pasta dish and... More 

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Address: Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2221-5727
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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  • Address: Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2221-5727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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