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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean
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Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 17
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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
Best place in San José!

By far one of the best restaurant experiences I've had. Walter really made it worth the money, and more too! He made us a really good "special deal" where we got to taste 3 different steakes each, got to see the kitchen, and the price was almost too good to be true. I'm recommending this place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Simon P
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited right after a concert, it was after 10 and it was packed. It's small but fits enough people to feel crowded. We ordered patacones (plantains) with beans and avocado they were delicious! Along with some other appetizers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

By far one of the best restaurant experiences I've had. Walter really made it worth the money, and more too! He made us a really good "special deal" where we got to taste 3 different steakes each, got to see the kitchen, and the price was almost too good to be true. I'm recommending this place to anyone visiting San... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Craving for heavy mouth watering meats grilled or cooked to perfection in Argentinian style? This is the place to dine in San Jose, Costa Rica. It's a bar pub slash restaurant that also has a lot of food selections, surf and turf... All delicious to try. We went for lunch and it was packed. Enjoyed the Argentinian steak and fish.... More 

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San Diego,CA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Delicious yummy food - I had hard time choosing a dish because everything looked delicious. Oh, don't forget to enjoy the mouth watering crepes. Make sure you have reservation before you head to this place.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was Walter. He was awesome and allowed us to substitute the veggies for the potatoes with our steak, and brought us shots of limoncello after dessert. This was our first night in Costa Rica, and the restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and we would recommend it for anyone else staying in San Jose. The food was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

You know you're off to a good start if you find actual nationals of the offered cuisine packing out the place, you don't find that at Novillo Alegre. If you are willing to venture away from the polished and sheltered commercial centers of Escazu and Santa Ana you will stumble across gems in the rough like La Esquina de Buenos... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Busy place, specially for lunch but the quality of meat is great and prices are good for the quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The restaurant is packed most nights because their food is out of this world. Every course was better than the one before it. Excellent service and the steaks are to die for. Highly recommended

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended from friends and tour book. We had our last dinner there and really enjoyed it. Good food, friendly & prompt service. The steaks and tenderloins were fantastic. The neighborhood it is located in was not what I expected and we were happy to be visiting in daylight. We used a private parking facility less than... More 

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Sanibel, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The service was exceptional, the food was very good, as recommended on Trip Advisor, but success has replaced the $ with $$$. The large menu on the wall out side the restaurant shows all of the meal choices, but the prices are masked out. Overall a nice experience.

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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: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?