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Aqui Es

Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
2221-5727
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Ranked #20 of 296 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy Argentinian cuisine, this is the correct place! Really nice place to enjoy with your couple, you can feel a homely environment. Waiter recommendations were accurate and service was on time. Try the provoleta with prosciutto as a starter, and the combined plate for 2, its the best way to share a meal, besides the plates are really... More

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San Jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Because that is emphasized unmistakeably. It was delicious. A nice cozy spot in San Jose. Sometimes they have live music.

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tamarindo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

reasonably priced corner restaurant with lots of charm. we usually share a steak and get a salad and one of their apps. close to the national museum of art and la sabana and around the corner from the Parque de Lago hotel, a great place to stay if you want to be in the city.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great dinner. Live guitarist, fair drink and meal prices. Music was not needlessly loud. Pies were superb, steak, chicken meals also. Spanish menus only, and the server barely spoke English, which was actually very fun and the way it should be.

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

As some of you may have noticed, meal prices in CR are considerably higher when compared to other cities in the region. This restaurant offers great food at reasonable prices, nice casual ambiance for lunch or dinner. One of my new favorite Argentinian restaurants in San Jose.

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Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Love the place, the service was great, friendly and helpful waiter. The food awesome, the meat has a delicious flavor as well as the grilled vegetables.

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Brasil de Santa Ana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have been to Aqui Es four times in the past couple of years and it continues to be one of my favorite, funky little restaurants for several reasons. First of all it's just on the edge of the city making it easy to get to, the service has always been 1st rate and the food has never disappointed me.... More

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Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I need to point out before I begin that rarely do I write negative reviews about restaurants. I have also visited Aqui Es several times - but after the last two occasions I have decided this is sadly no longer on my list of recommended restaurants in Costa Rica. - On both occasions the waiter that served us appeared to... More

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Philadelphia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We happened to be wandering around the streets as we normally do in other countries and happened upon this gem of a restaurant. The food is Argentinian so there are a lot of different cuts of meats on the menu. There are also dishes for vegetarians also such as pizzas. They offer Argentinian beers and wines too. The server was... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I enjoyed dinner at Aqui Es with a group of friends while traveling to San Jose for business. The wine was affordable by the bottle (with the special that they offered) and tasted great. I had an empanada with raisins and 'sweet meat' to start. I wish that I had taken a photograph of the menu to tell you the... More

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