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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 #6 of 305 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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I found Costa Rica a culinary disaster to be honest, unless that is you like rice and pinto beans! I picked this hotel based solely on other reviewers recommendations and because i like a good steak, thanks folks. Walking through the door in to the restaurant, you are enveloped in the hubbub of lively conversation set against the background of... More

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Wittlich, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great sangria, really good food, and such a cool atmosphere. My husband and I ate here on our second night in San Jose and it was such a fun experience. I'm a vegetarian and the selection was great for me. Not only that, but the bartender was so fun...he made our night. The staff seems to go our of their... More

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Neptune Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hands down our favorite restaurant in San José... We're there several times a year when in town. Shades of an old Parisian Bistro with Argentina flair thrown in the mix. Never had a bad meal since they opened. Ecclectic clientele of young hipsters, politicos (met Oscar Aries in there several times), savvy tourists & business people create an exciting buzz.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After having read the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to give it a try. We enjoyed great meat (though grilled a bit too short, had to put it back on the grill), good bottle of wine, appetizer and dessert for around USD 110. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. ATTENTION: location on the map is wrong! We had a look at a... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The people in my group that ordered either steaks or chicken cordon blue were thrilled with their meals. The empanadas were also very good! The place is definitely popular and our server was a wonderful young lady.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Why? As an extremely picky eater who really doesn't eat red meat, I was apprehensive the first time I went to eat at this restaurant. But the quality of all the dishes there, the great atmosphere and delicious sangria all add up to an experience that I'd like to repeat as much as possible. Favorites: Pate, Canelone, Lamb Stew, all... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Take a trip back in time to Buenos Aires in the 1930's. Charming atmosphere, wonderful food and excellent service.

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Two weeks in Costa Rica. I was starving, High prices and very mediocre food. No Fish restaurants , No meat restaurants. NO VEGETABLES. TO find La Esquina de Buenos Aires was a revelation. FANTASTIC! IN N.Y. C. WOULD PROBLABLY BE AMONG THE TOP BEST RESTAURANTS. OSCAR

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went here and loved it! Great ambience, awesome food, fabulous service. We tried the 1/2 grill, carne epanada, and two fillet dishes. The 1/2 grill was amazing! So much meat! It easily served 3-5 people or more depending on what sides were ordered. The flan with chantilly cream and caramel was fabulous. And the service? Impeccable. I would go here... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There isn´t a dish in a restaurant that isn´t great. Every single piece of food you eat here is a delightful taste to your palate.

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Additional Information about La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2223 1909
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

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