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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing dining at this restaurant. My husband and I travel a lot and this restaurant was, by far, not high on our list of good experiences. Our table was very small for 3 adults and and it was situated too near the bathrooms and smack...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank travelingfuntogether
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group wanted a great steak dinner in town, and found this hidden GEM! No reservations, we stopped in around 6pm with 5 of us and were seated immediately. The menu is quite large, along with a very decent wine menu. Service was outstanding. I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TylerinTexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Up there with some of the best steakhouses I’ve been to in NYC, DC, Paris, etc... price point makes it a great deal in comparison!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Roy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go at least once a month, usually with a group of friends. Food and wine are always superb, and the ambience is truly warm and Argentinian. Do make sure to book your table early during the day or the day before

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank gflastersteing
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Great steaks, ask your waiter for their recommendation for the evening, sweat breads and augratin potatoes are very good Just make sure to have a reservation.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Javaman126
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Very happy that I found this place. Cozy and welcoming spot in central San José. I stopped in solo and enjoyed my seat at the bar. A few delights: 1. The smoked marlin and arugula is an exceptional dish. The smoked marlin is like the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank greggG9328NQ
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

La esquina de Buenos Aires, is being one of our favorite places in the last 8 years, today we came just to have some regular dinner and Lic. Gabriela (bartender) took care of us is really good when restaurants keep their quality trough the time,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank jhon777
Reviewed June 30, 2019

This restaurant blew us away! It was an amazing steak and veggies - we split our main and they plated it separately for us & even good our steaks separately which was incredible. The red sangria was delicious and huge portions! Really, really recommend this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank abbyc7700
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

With a family of five, traveling from the US, on our first night in San Jose we stepped into La Esquina for dinner without reservations. It was clearly very busy there and every diner was visibly enjoying themselves. We really wanted to dine there, but...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank JEAskew
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

I was looking for a place that would be open late to accommodate a friend’s delayed flight, and La Esquina de Buenos Aires fit the bill as they close at 22:00! We got there at about 9:30 and this place was packed! Did not have...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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PoppyDA
November 19, 2017|
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Response from unhadachalada | Reviewed this property |
reach them via whatsapp +506 8457 1002
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FSchmidtM
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
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cdoolan01
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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