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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Our culinary adventures continue! Once again, my 8 year old daughter and I went out to dinner. Our waiter, Jaime, was incredible. Friendly and entertaining, he was very kind to my daughter. I explained my daughter's dietary constraints (gluten-free, glutamate-free), and he made a fan for life when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our culinary adventures continue! Once again, my 8 year old daughter and I went out to dinner. Our waiter, Jaime, was incredible. Friendly and entertaining, he was very kind to my daughter. I explained my daughter's dietary constraints (gluten-free, glutamate-free), and he made a fan for life when he showed up with a gluten-free bread (they referred to her dinner... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Iam a regular customer and i can say that the meats cut are very good, i have never been disappointed. The prices are quite high, but you pay what you eat (eat well and cheap it is hard in San Jose) It is better go for lunch, or call for a booking, because in the evening/night it is always packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant was not too far from our hotel (Balmoral) and what a wonderful choice it was! We called to make reservations (recommended), but showed up 30 minutes early, and they were able to seat us at a lovely table next to the window. The restaurant is charming. The service was extremely good, and the waiter made an excellent recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We´ve been there the last March on the last days of our trip in Costa Rica!Simply the best food we ate there. The atmosphere was great and the steaks so well made and top quality meat! We had some fine Merlot and Carpaccio for a start! It can be overcrowded, but the service was fine. Still we think about this... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The best! Every time I am in San José I try to go. There is a HUGE steak there. It is named after a Tango singer from Argentina. I forget the name. But ask for it. Especially if you are a BIG eater like me. You won't regret it. Cheers and Buen Provecho...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place has good steaks and good food in general. However, it gets very crowded so service is slow and may even borderline rude. The ambient and decoration of the place are great. If you come with time and lots of patience your will not be disappointed.

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good for here for a reasonable price. Well located in downtown. Not the easiest to find if you don't know where to go so just take a taxi and tell them.

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Alajuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of our favorite spots - authentic food in a delightful atmosphere. We intend to become regulars.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Perfect for a very good argentinian dining. Busy place, music, people enjoying their dinner, talking.....it is fun to be here. Excellent meat dishes and very good wines. Reservation is a absolute must, especially for dinner. One, if not the, favorite place for a great dinner while in San Jose.

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San Isidro, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good food, excellent customer service. Fast service but, it's better to book before and park over the street

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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
Cuisine: Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?