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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
22231909
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my gf for dinner. Great -not to say the best- Argentinian in Costa Rica; from starters including empanadas, to mandatory beef and finalizing with superb flan desert. La Esquina is sort of an institution in Costa Rica, being one of the few and oldest restaurants in San José, true to its identity -with a true identity for that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner there and the meat was just delicious. I had the mini aguja (flat iron) with linguine, just beautiful! Also, we tried the empanadas caprese and the beef ones, very good! Recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm glad we got here early, it was a Tuesday night and didn't think we'd need a reservation. Wrong. Well, not totally wrong but we were told that the table we were at was booked for 8pm so we had to be done and gone by then. We were glad to be seated, and although we had plenty of time,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After three weeks of rice ans beans we needed something else. Recommended by the hotel we chose for this Argentinian grill. Felt like we were back in BA. The crowd, pictures on the wall, parilla's on the table, really great! Good food, great wines, efficient service. You pay for it though. But the 2-3 persons parilla easily feeds four and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of three places that you MUST eat dinner at if you are in San Jose. The steak was absolutely phenomenal and the presentation is superb. The bathrooms are clean and the service was top of the line. Go here and thank me later.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not many restaurants in San Jose offer what you find in this one: Good ambiance Good service Good food Great menu (choices for everyone) Good wine It's not Argentina but is as close as you can get in San Jose. Quality and price are balanced, portions are satisfactory. It is tight and loud, and you do need reservations. The dulce... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious Beef. The restaurant Make you feel at home, great staff and service. Its a perfect restaurant for bussines or Romántic Dinner.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great sangria, excellent food, and delicious dessert. I went twice on my trip to San Jose. Food was even better second trip. staff is friendly and knew English.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoyed my meal but it was a little expensive and the service was very slow. It's worth a try since the menu is different from most.

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Thank 44Cheryl2015
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place; specialized in meats in Argentinian style. Excellent selection of wines and meats. You will find a wide selection of different meals. Excellent quality!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: 22231909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?