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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
A piece of Buenos Aires in San José

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Nenaayales
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San Jose, Costa Rica
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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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 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It is a really nice place with a lively ambiance. For that I would give five stars. I go there regularly and I especially like to sit at the bar. If you like a table you need to definitely make a reservation. What I don´t like is, that I normally eat just half of my food and I always ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Definitely the best food I had while in Costa Rica. Any steak on the menu is a winner here. Nice ambiance to the whole restaurant. I went with a co worker and had a couple drinks and steaks and the total was about 80 bucks. We both had a laugh when we saw the Jack on the rocks with about... More 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?