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“A piece of Argentina in San Jose, Costa Rica.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Esquina de Buenos Aires

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #3 of 563 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A piece of Argentina in San Jose, Costa Rica.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of my favourites!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2013
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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“What a Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Virginia J
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“I keep coming back .....”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jackietrehorn
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banff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cool restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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