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“Wonderful Argentinian cuts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Esquina de Buenos Aires

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2223 1909
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Ranked #5 of 313 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $20 - $25
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Argentinian cuts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is the best steakhouse in the country! It is Argentinian style cuts, all are wonderful. The place gets crowded so it's better to make a reservation.

Visited August 2012
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Congrats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Extraordinary Argentine Cuisine!! I am from Argentina and I happened to enjoy the food and service of this cozy and classy place!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Crowdy but good at the end”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you want to go for a romantic dinner forget it : crowdy !
Otherwise iit ' s a pure argentino.
We took the argentina's plate to start : Might have been a little bit tasty we were a little bit disappointed. It could have been better.
Afterwhile we took two argentina's mealt :
- One was like there tasty, juicy and excellent :like there
- The other one was so so : : not tender enough for argentina's
We had a norton malbec with this : excellent as usual !
The service was good and carefull.
At the end a good meal but it could have more tasty for an argentina's one.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

What a great find! The place has the right mix of ambience and flair to remind you of a real Buenos Aires restaurant. The place was buzzing when I went, and it was obvious the customers were enjoying the experience. Very friendly and accommodating staff. They have an extensive wine list and the food was probably the best I had in San Jose. Just one caution...when ordering "imported" beef, be aware it is from the USA and not Argentina! But nonetheless highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“rivals food anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our meal and the incredibly friendly and helpful Walter were both superb. My boyfriend ordered 2 cuts of grilled beef, which Walter recommended and it was delicious. But, it was my pork tenderloin in a balsamic vinegar sauce with green apples, prunes and potatoes au gratin that stole the show.
Our only regret was that we couldn't eat everything and were unable to take it back to the hotel for dinner the next night!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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