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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 March 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved it! The type of place that never fails! Amazing options and great service! No doubt a great option for SJO dining any day

Thank Carol G
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Walked in on a busy Saturday night and although I didn't have a reservation the maitre d created a space for us. The red wine sangria is probably the best in San Jose. The morcilla is delicious, not to spicy nor doughy. We had amazing...More

Thank AmandaV45
Reviewed March 26, 2016

The food was alright, but not the best steak I had on my trip. The place was busy, but we did get seated at a table anyway. That night, the place was loud, and just not the atmosphere I was looking for that evening. Service...More

Thank Flyerman
Reviewed March 24, 2016

My family has eaten here twice. This is a steak lovers place. Great quality. Great Service. Nice atmosphere. Good wine list.

Thank mawincr
Reviewed March 24, 2016

The hotel suggested it, but there were no tables available. We went anyway, and sat at the bar! The wine was very good and the steaks were wonderful! Cooked just right, with a wonderful sauce, it was perfect. My mouth is watering just thinking about...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

It is a great place! Quiet ambiance and perfect for romantic or family visits. I have been there to celebrate anniversaries and just for dinner with our daughters and both times everything has turned out great. Servers are awesome with kids, and they are on...More

Thank Silvia A
Reviewed March 22, 2016

What an amazing find! Absolutely one of the best dinning experiences in San Jose. Our charming and friendly waiter Jaime was attentive, gave wonderful recommendations and saw to our every whimsical need – my steak was only very slightly overcooked for medium-rare and he offered...More

Thank Mai L
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I guess this is a good place to go if your a tourist... Personally when I travel I try to avoid going to all the touristy places because you know your getting ripped off. Nonetheless, we wanted to try the "best" food in Costa Rica,...More

Thank Beykerz
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Friends recommended this restaurant to me and it didn't disappoint. Very pleasant, personal service, nice retro decor and excellent food made the great dining experience. I had mussels provencal and sea bass with carrot pure and spinach. Mussels were to die for and sea bass...More

Thank MisiuL
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Everything I have tasted in this restaurant I have found to be delicious. Comfortable cheerful atmosphere, with an Argentinian touch, that allows for you to have a nice conversation with your company.

Thank Kenneth J
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November 19, 2017|
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Response from Nitocr | 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
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, 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
  • E-mail
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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