We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Certificate of Excellence
$$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
Website
Add hours for La Esquina de Buenos Aires and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 772 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 514
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Steak at great price

Since I arrive to Costa Rica I was trying to find an good place to eat an stake. This is exactly the place!!!. Nice service, good prices and all dishes available in a Argentina Grill. Also, Buenos Aires atmosphere adds a great value to the place. I went on a weekday and the service was quick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Rigoberto_A_N
,
Santiago, Chile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

772 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santiago, Chile
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Since I arrive to Costa Rica I was trying to find an good place to eat an stake. This is exactly the place!!!. Nice service, good prices and all dishes available in a Argentina Grill. Also, Buenos Aires atmosphere adds a great value to the place. I went on a weekday and the service was quick and gentle. Recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, MA
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The steak here is imported from Argentina, so it isn't the tough stuff you find otherwise in Costa Rica. We are and Italo-Argentine-American family, so we anxiously awaited our dinner here and left happy and satisfied. We ordered the "mini" entrana and "mini" bife de chorizo steaks. The minis were plenty satisfying for most appetites. If you like your steak... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food takes a little while to come out, but well worth the wait, and experiences like these shouldn't be rushed! No wonder it is booked well in advance, and by local families with something special to celebrate. If you are craving a steak, and that old-world charm, this IS the place to go in San Jose.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. They got reservations for us, necessary for dinner. The menu is quite extensive, but not terribly expensive. We enjoyed the fish and a vegetarian dish. For dessert we had the apple crepe with rum flambé. We enjoyed the presentation and it was a yummy ending to our meal. Our waiter was very attentive,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Jose. A wide variety of beef dishes are offered in an elegant, but casual atmosphere. The walls are decorated with artifacts and artwork from Argentina. It's a little pricey and busy in the evening. Lunch is a better option.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairhope, Alabama
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I am late with this review. I've wanted to think about it. A few months ago I made a reservation and we were seated at the perfect table. So I thought. Two men came to the table next to us. Their meals had be put on the "warmer" and were returned to the men. They were very, very drunk and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Ive lived in SanJose for more than two years. This is by far the best restaurant that ive visited. The red meat is outstanding especially because Tico red meat is not the best cuts of beef. Argentine grill with an outstanding selection of wines and liquor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Meat and empanadas in Argentinean tradition. Beautiful dark surroundings and good reliable service. Seems like a place from another country, unique and different compared to other restaurants in San Jose

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

La esquina de Buenos Aires is the best argentinian restaurant in san josé, nice atmosphere, and the service was good, it is a little bit small tho.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southington, Connecticut
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly service, delicious food! We did not have a reservation but were encouraged by the maitre d' (who called back to the concierge in our hotel after initially saying they were full) to come anyway and sit at the bar. This may now be our way to dine in new cities: the bartender was fun to talk to,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Esquina de Buenos Aires also viewed

 
San Jose, San Jose Metro
 

Been to La Esquina de Buenos Aires? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Esquina de Buenos Aires and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from La Esquina de Buenos Aires staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?