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“A piece of Argentina in San Jose, Costa Rica.”

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #3 of 673 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The combination between the food, service, wines, music and the magic of the place is perfect. The 1/2 Parrillada is great for 2 persons, the Molleja y Chinchules are delicious and the meat is tender and juice. Walter was the server very nice, helpful and his recommendations were very accurate. The Tiramisu is in my top list of quality. The price is moderate if you compare it with others restaurants prices in San Jose that are really high. Very nice decoration and is in the downtown area. The surrounding are kind of unsafer after 9:00 p.pm, there is a parking attendant and is a very busy restaurant so try to make reservations if you don't want wait.

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Thank Luis V
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

In this place you can have excellent food and really nice attention. The combination between the music and decoration makes you feel in Argentina.

Thank DianaBR
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've been to this restaurant twice now; it feels like a refuge in the sometimes overwhelming city. The food is absolutely fantastic, and our waiter Walter was absolutely wonderful - very kind and attentive. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Virginia J
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

..... Because they remember my name, give me great and friendly service and do whatever it takes to please me.
I have had the chorizo Argentino, which was good but very filling. Also empanadas and they actually have a caprese empanada which fools you into thinking your eating a healthy salad only it's fried in fat. If you like sweetbreads, theirs is among the best I've ever had. I've also eaten a couple of different cuts of beef, all well prepared (I like mine Pittsburgh style - arrobatado- which is hard to pull off).
Tip: you can order half portions of almost anything. Also the house wines are less expensive and quite good.

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Thank jackietrehorn
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Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Was told to try this place by the local gringos at the poker table in San Jose. The price is very reasonable and the decor upbeat and hip for the area. The food presentation was very good the food was a little bland. But still very good

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Thank wolffy
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