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Argentine food in a lovely place in the heart of San José. We work hard to make our costumer the best meal in San Jose. Just walk in and you will not regret. We wish to see you!
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Healthy, Argentinean, Grill
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tenedor Argentino lived up to its reviews. Flavourful juicy steaks; a solid, reasonably priced wine list; and attentive service from our waiter, Waldir.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service from Geovanny. Great food. Great prices. Great view of the street on the second level. Pura Vida.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Buen día. Gracias por tu visita. Te esperamos en tu nuevo viaje. Jorge Saggal🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here and the food was wonderful. Karla was a very kind and attentive server, would recommend this to anyone 10/10 🙌🏻

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Buen día. Agradecemos tu visita y te esperamos en tu próximo viaje. Jorge Saggal 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been in the country for 10 days and this was by far the best meal we’ve had, and we’ve had some other great meals. Everything we ordered was so tasty and our server Geovanny was excellent! Great way to wrap up our incredible trip...in a beautiful country!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Buen día. Muchas gracias por tu experiencia. Estamos encantados de servirles cuando gusten. Lindo día. Jorge Saggal🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun evening thanks to Ana Salazar, our server. She was knowledgeable and always stayed on top of our order. The restaurant was fun to enter, sitting upstairs in the balcony, a great view! The food was fine and we will definitely be...back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Hola,es un placer poder servirles. Lindo viaje,los esperamos en tu próxima visita a Costa Rica. Gracias. Jorge Saggal 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on a rainy night after the recommendation of a friend. Was able to sit overlooking the street in the fresh air. Our server Ana Salazar was very helpful and efficient. She apologized for her English but she was quite good. Much better than...my Spanish. We ordered steaks and were very happy with the quality. Great atmosphere, great food and wonderful service. Thank you Ana Salazar, you helped make our trip to Costa Rica memorable!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Buen día. Nuestra excelencia es gracias a estos lindos comentarios. Gracias por su visita. Jorge Saggal🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here 5 years ago and were excited to try again. It definitely didn’t disappoint. From the incredible empanadas and the caprese salad to the mouth-watering lomito steak and fabulous Merlot this was another culinary highlight. Do not miss out on this amazing spot!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Tu experiencia nos hace crecer. Gracias por tu visita ,te esperamos. Jorge Saggal 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aside of the National Theatre you find the Restaurant in the 1st floor street facing. There is wide selection of grilled pure meat Steak and prepared meat dishes. We like the quality of the meat service. ONCE you visit the city center of San José...it is enjoyable break for lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the second time we went to this place! Wonderful experience and very inviting environment Ana was great!! Great attention!! Gracias Ana!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is perfect for play-goers and also is the best thing close to the Gran Hotel de Costa Rica -- just across the street. The food is good, and the menu is varied.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Keith,nos complace que hayas disfrutado de tu estancia en Tenedor Argentino. Gracias. 🥩🥩🥩Jorge Saggal.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Cool vibe. Good food. Excellent service ( Thanks Kevin). We always stop there when in San Jose.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Buen día. Gracias por tu comentario. Te esperamos una en otra oportunidad. 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷Jorge Saggal.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I invited my friends to go to this restaurant for dinner and we loved it. The food was delicious and our water, Jorge Vargas was very helpful when we asked him for suggestions. I will definitely go back there on my next visit:

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Agencia/Consultora at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Buen día María. Te esperamos en tu próxima visita,para seguir la experiencia de Tenedor Argentino. Gracias. Jorge Saggal.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meat delicious. Nice terrace. Kevin is very gentle, he makes you feel in an exclusive restaurant even the place is very familiar. I'm gonna come back for the last night in Costa Rica.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Agencia/Consultora at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Hola,nos da gusto que nuestros comensales se sientan como en su casa. Disfruta de COSTA RICA. TE ESPERAMOS.🥩🥩🥩🥩.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this lovely restaurant back in 2016 and have been coming back ever since. The food is authentic Argentine style and the service is always great. The owner (Jorge) and our server (Karla) were especially warm and friendly. we chatted about the menu, wine...pairings, and places to see wildlife in Costa Rica. We'll be back again soon. Gracias!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Te consideramos cliente frecuente. La próxima visita será superior. Buen viaje y…. Good show. Jorge Saggal.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome open air dining spot, chill atmosphere, deliciously crafted cocktails, and dank food! The best part was our server Kevin. So friendly and accommodating— love your style and energy!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jorge S, Propietario at Tenedor Argentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gracias por tu comentario. Te esperamos en tu próxima visita. Te deseamos un lindo viaje. A tus órdenes. Jorge Saggal...More

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tenedor Argentino

Yes, Tenedor Argentino offers takeout services.

Tenedor Argentino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4