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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
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Ranked #3 of 297 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Welle, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

a nice, cosy restaurant with friendly staff and really, really good food ! I loved to dine there.. All different platers we had chosen with our company were just delicious... The pricing of the food and drinks is ok, not too expensive. The staff was really friendly towards the kids.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This has to be my favorite restaurant in Costa Rica, If you have been here you know that there are many "good" restaurants that try to imitate what we all know to be traditional recipes but seems like people here just don't get it. However, La Esquina de Buenos Aires has nailed it, their meats and empanada's are absolutely delicious... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by our wedding photographer (we eloped in CR). We dined here the night before the wedding. Reservations recommended, but they seated us promptly without one. The atmosphere was cozy and warm - excellent music selection (jazzy vocal). Staff were adequately bilingual. The food was outstanding! So much so, we dined here again the night before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On our last night in San Jose we visited this restaurant on recommendation of gringos who have been living in CR for many years. The Argentinian steak my husband and I had was absolutely delicious - we often visit Gaucho restaurant in London but the steaks there were MUCH better - and we actually ordered an extra one at the... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant. I've been in Costa Rica 3-4 years ago (~2010-2011), but I recommend it to anyone going there and everyone remembers and cherishes the experience. One of the best stakehouses in San Jose. Big portions, great service and the last time I ate beef stake with mushrooms, you could cut through it using only your fork!... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Is in the middle of San Jose by El barrio Chino!!Staff are ticos and Argentinians.Jason the best waiter ever....I went with my friend Virya and We have a good time..U got other options like eating Salmon or chicken...U need to made a reservation..We went two days in the row..First day we didn't have any reservation but Somebody failed to appeared... More

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are a local or visiting, put La Esquina de Buenos Aires at the top of your dining list. We eat out quite a bit and have tried many places and so far this is the best steak. Although the specialty is steak, the menu is very diverse with pastas and seafood. The service is top notch and very... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Small restaurant with a very laid-back staff who don't hurry you at all. Everything there, including the menu, reminded me of my Paris bistro days in the 1970's. I had French onion soup and grilled kidneys with a very nice salad and a good house wine, but if you're not into organs, there's plenty more on the menu. You'll probably... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the best beef and Argentinian food you can have in the country. Be sure to have the empanadas and the Argentinian Parrilla, it is great food and great service

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Seattle
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We came here while in San Jose for only two nights based on reviews. We called for reservations, but they open at 6 pm and told us to just show up early. We did and were immediately seated, and just as they told us, by 7:30 they were full! We had four kids with us and immediately we were served... More

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