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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 526
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  • 199
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 16
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  • 12
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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
Good food, long wait.

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and it ended up being really good except we had to wait for well over an hour to get a table. There was a table open too for about 45 minutes... coincidentally that was the table we ended up getting seated at so not sure what they were waiting for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Fairfax, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and it ended up being really good except we had to wait for well over an hour to get a table. There was a table open too for about 45 minutes... coincidentally that was the table we ended up getting seated at so not sure what they were waiting for. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Busy and small restaurant so reserve first of possible. Some reviews say that they waited at the bar but there are only around 4 seats there. Food and drink were fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel ... It was a short walk but we had no idea what to expect... We were very pleasantly surprised by the service (our server was James), drinks and food!! The steak was amazing! Excellent cuts and sauces to go with them. James was wonderful and recommended the top menu items. They accomodated a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Really good food, quality and service. Owner is always in the restaurant greeting and great atmosphere!!! Bife de chorizo was awsome

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Buenos Aires is much more of a bar scene than a Restaurant... They do serve food and I've heard its great, but most visit it to go out for drinks, dance a little, and order some snacks or munchies. It has a very laid back vibe, good music, nice staff, good prices. I would recommend sitting at the bar and... More 

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Hong Kong
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were staying at the Holiday Inn downtown and looking for something different for our last night in CR. I rang the restaurant at about 5:30 on a Tuesday afternoon and was told the earliest table available was 10pm. We decided to have a quick shower and walk there (quite safe) to see if we could jag seats at the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a 9:30 reservation on a Saturday night and this place was still packed at a time when most things are closed for the night. It's difficult to tell where to "check in" when you arrive, and there were people waiting in every conceivable place to stand. The host was exceedingly rude when I told him we were checking... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were choosing a nice place for a team dinner, and the locals suggested La Esquina. The place was packed, and no wonder - the food is delicious! I'm not a huge meat-lover, but my beef carpaccio and beef stake with gorgonzola sauce was fantastic. We tried from each other, so I can say the whole menu was delicious. Sangria... More 

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This Argentinian hot spot in San José is just fantastic. I went there on the first and last day of my one month trip to Costa Rica and had one of the best meals during the whole trip. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the staff is very friendly and the food is super. One has to have a good... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went on a Wed night and the place was packed. I highly recommend reservations. The empanadas and sangria were my favorite part of the meal. We also had a bottle of wine that was the special for the night - relatively cheap and surprisingly good, not great, but definitely drinkable.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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