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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located downtown San Jose, is probably one of the best argentinean places in the country. The service is awesome and the place has a great atmosphere, there are pretty juicy cuts and the chinchulines are to die for. Lots of parking spaces around or take...More

Thank Javier R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three. Three times I sad- Well done steak. I said it in English to our English speaking waiter. I said it in Spanish. I kept sending my steak back and it kept coming back bloody. I’m giving 2 stars bc the wine was amazing and...More

Thank Blom77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

consistently good argentina style food in a cosy athmosphere, we have been there many times and always leave satisfied to returm

Thank Markus F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance , great service good food .Interesting wine list ; I recommend the Chateau Vieux . Always full with a lively crowd. Not the best location but worth the trip .

Thank Philippe J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Argentina tango music playing Waiters exactly how they should be Busy bustling restaurant serving a great menu Steaks actually amazing Ambiance fabulous Red wine gorgeous Think you get the picture Apparently hubby reckons toilets were ok Use taxi or Uber as we did - don’t...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Argentinian atmophere and tango music. The steaks were superior, the staff was funny and nice

Thank Annette N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food is amazing , but it will cost you $50 a person or more. Remember to call in advance so you don´t have to wait for a table

Thank Jacrois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to celebrate special occasions at the Esquina de Buenos aires. Get a reservation in advance. If you do walk-in, you can try sitting at the bar and can be served there as well.

Thank paulfervoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never miss a chance to come here when in San José. Their streaks (and everything else on the menu) are amazing! Great atmosphere and excellent service! Look forward to going back the next time we are in San José.

Thank runbmc393
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We went to La Esquina de Buenos Aires to celebrate Costarican Mother´s Day. We were 4 persons, ordered one starter (Provoleta) and four main dishes. The food was absolutely great, my son said that it was the best meat he ever ate in San José....More

Thank AndreasSonka
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November 19, 2017|
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Response from Daniela Inés P | Reviewed this property |
reach them via whatsapp +506 8457 1002
December 10, 2016|
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Response from ThePenguinsUSAES | Reviewed this property |
You could always show up as the have a nice bar to get drinks at if you had to wait for a table
November 4, 2016|
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Response from BBinSEA | Reviewed this property |
I suggest writing the restaurant directly with your question. You'll find their email address under the 'Cotacto' tab on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2223 1909
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Bienvenido a La Esquina de Buenos Aires Cuando llegas a esta casa centenaria del centro del San José de antes, es como llegar al Buenos Aires de mediados del siglo pasado. En su menú no solo encontrará, platos como la típica parrilla argentina con sus cortes de carnes ya conocidos, sino también, excelentes pastas caseras donde se nota el aporte culinario que tuvo la gran inmigración Italiana. Dentro de sus entradas se destacan, las rabas (calamares fritos) camarones al ajillo, marlín ahumado y sus ocho diferentes tipos de empanadas. De la parrilla se destaca la entraña, punta de cuadril y la tapa de asado; sus pastas más pedidas o más buscadas son, los tres tipos de canelones, los sorrentinos capresse y los ravioles de espinaca y gorgonzola. En los postres encontramos los infaltables, panqueque de dulce leche, de manzana y la elaboración artesanal de la Mouse de chocolate, helado de dulce de leche, higo con nuez y sambayon. Todo creado por el chef argentino Mauricio Cabado.
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