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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 69
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  • 20
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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
Great great place to eat

Now if you are looking for a great restaurant this is the place. We had such a great time here service 5 stars food 5 stars. Don't leave San Jose without eating here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Karl L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Now if you are looking for a great restaurant this is the place. We had such a great time here service 5 stars food 5 stars. Don't leave San Jose without eating here.

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Thank Karl L
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the good reviews on TripAdvisor and took a taxi there. I couldn't be happier with the experience. The restaurant is full of character and nicely decorated with old signs, wall art and an antique cash register. We were greeted and sat immediately upon entering. The service was both prompt and patient. It has a nice wine list with... More 

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Thank Daniel T
Orange Park, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I definitely recommend this restaurant, the good and service are both great! I can say nothing but great things about Esquina de Buenos Aires!

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Thank amorganf15
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And up against a best meal anywhere. Excellent steak and fish. Really great house red wine. Excellent excellent service and atmosphere. Make a reservation, or go early. We had no reservation but due to jet lag we were going to eat dinner about 5:30. They seated us with the understanding that our table had an 8p reservation. Not a problem,... More 

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Thank Tabsy2013
Baltimore
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me join the chorus of others recommending this place. The best meal I had in four days in San Jose, by far. The food was top notch. Tender steaks, perfectly prepared, and a full, authentic Argentinian menu, including empanadas, chorizo, sweetbreads, tripe, etc. The staff was amazingly helpful, and all staff recommendations were excellent. Note that the place does... More 

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Thank NormanDale
Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The steak was very good, and the service was outstanding. This was our welcome to Costa Rica dinner, and I had looked forward to it for a long time. There was a bit of disappointment, inasmuch as I had been drooling at the steaks in their Youtube videos for a while, but they were still tasty. The walk to the... More 

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going here if we can when ever we are in San Jose. It is excellent menu were we get our fix of quality beef at a good price while in Costa Rica. It always seems busy with a great energy and good vibe, lunch or supper, so I recomend reservations. It is not just the beef, everything is... More 

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Thank CRFan2
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food! Their meat is so tender. I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed by the food or service. Plus the restaurant itself is perfectly decorated to make you feel like you have been transported to Argentina. It's not cheap but also not overpriced in my opinion compared to other restaurants in the area.

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Thank gibbylod
Jaco, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i've eaten here more times than i can count. I've tried wide array of food and i must say i don't have one bad thing to say. Good service and excellent food! Call ahead of time to make a reservation because this place is always packed.

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Thank chrayoss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is really good. Truthful to Argentinian taste, the environment really nice and the prices are fair. You need a reservation in advance but it's worth it... I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up

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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, Argentinean, South American, Barbecue, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?