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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
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Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 620
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  • 57
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Crazy Lucky Night in Chepe

Just home from our second visit to this pillar of the San Jose's foodie experience, and I am happy to report that business is good; consistent, tasty, and friendly. It's been nearly three years since my wife and I dined here the first time. We were only weeks into our Costa Rica move and went with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
damonre
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just home from our second visit to this pillar of the San Jose's foodie experience, and I am happy to report that business is good; consistent, tasty, and friendly. It's been nearly three years since my wife and I dined here the first time. We were only weeks into our Costa Rica move and went with new friends who booked... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Centrally located in San Jose, called after and tastefully decorated as a typical Buenos Aires eatery, this unassuming restaurant is run by an excellent chef. With old Tangos playing in the background, walls crowded with retro memorabilia and a professional staff, it successfully conveys the character of a neighborhood restaurant in the Argentinian capital. Although we showed up on a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Politician, bankers, business people favorite place. Good pasta and fantastic meat dishes. I tried the argentinian empanadas as aperitive y the lomito gorgonzola. The pastry of the empanadas very well bake, the filling very tasty, the meat was tender and cooked as I order with the perfect amount of gorgonzola and red wine. The entrana and befe de chorizo were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent Argentinian grill with a adorable staff. Good prices, but don't expect spent less than USD45 per person in a lunch. The place is always full of people, thus I recommend to make a reservation.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nice, cosy atmosphere, great service, good wine-list and delicious food. Known for the argentinian steaks but they also offer a big variety of other dishes. I had some pork filet with red wine vinegar sauce and it was delicious. Try their dessert ice cream with alcohol, absolutely amazing! A great place for a break from the 'rice and beans' meals...I... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A perfect place for having great argentinian style meats and other dishes. The atmosphere is great, service is efficient and food is great. I recommend the parilla dishes served with nice salad, veggies and potatoes. Not easy to park nearby but you can always get there with a taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is a great example that fame can create or destroy a place, and OMG does this place lives up to it's fame! Most amazing meal we've had in a long time! We had wanted to try this place for a while and since we spent a few nights in San Jose we decided to give it a try.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

packed hoping little restaurant which feels like it could be in Argentina Steak was excellently cooked. Wine was solid, and by the glass was generously poured. Nice side sauces for the steak.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was great. I do not eat much meat during the year, but I an glad that I indulged myself. The home made bread was the beast I have eaten since Grandma passed.( Moms was never as good). The staff was very friendly. At the end of a decadent meal, You feel that it is a pleasure to tip... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been coming here for years and it's always stop in San Jose people are outstanding the foods phenomenal just an excellent place all around but you got to get here early.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (506) 2223 1909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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