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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
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Ranked #4 of 298 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brasil de Santa Ana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in SJO and the food and service has never disappointed me. It has an old school feel it and you do need reservations if unless you plan on eating early. They know how to make a Manhattan which is sometimes hard to find in Costa Rica, they have an extensive wine list and the... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the great Argentinian steak and wines, authentic atmosphere and very friendly staff. …….

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our son had read a positive review of this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, and our group of 5 ordered a variety of entrees ranging from chicken to pasta to steak. My homemade ravioli was the best I've ever eaten. The staff took excellent care of us and made our first night in San Jose... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice deco, unfortunately loud from the street. Food was delicious and authentic. Good and friendly service. Not cheap, but compared to many others worth the money.

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Welle, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

a nice, cosy restaurant with friendly staff and really, really good food ! I loved to dine there.. All different platers we had chosen with our company were just delicious... The pricing of the food and drinks is ok, not too expensive. The staff was really friendly towards the kids.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This has to be my favorite restaurant in Costa Rica, If you have been here you know that there are many "good" restaurants that try to imitate what we all know to be traditional recipes but seems like people here just don't get it. However, La Esquina de Buenos Aires has nailed it, their meats and empanada's are absolutely delicious... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by our wedding photographer (we eloped in CR). We dined here the night before the wedding. Reservations recommended, but they seated us promptly without one. The atmosphere was cozy and warm - excellent music selection (jazzy vocal). Staff were adequately bilingual. The food was outstanding! So much so, we dined here again the night before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On our last night in San Jose we visited this restaurant on recommendation of gringos who have been living in CR for many years. The Argentinian steak my husband and I had was absolutely delicious - we often visit Gaucho restaurant in London but the steaks there were MUCH better - and we actually ordered an extra one at the... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant. I've been in Costa Rica 3-4 years ago (~2010-2011), but I recommend it to anyone going there and everyone remembers and cherishes the experience. One of the best stakehouses in San Jose. Big portions, great service and the last time I ate beef stake with mushrooms, you could cut through it using only your fork!... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Is in the middle of San Jose by El barrio Chino!!Staff are ticos and Argentinians.Jason the best waiter ever....I went with my friend Virya and We have a good time..U got other options like eating Salmon or chicken...U need to made a reservation..We went two days in the row..First day we didn't have any reservation but Somebody failed to appeared... More

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