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“A great argentinian experience in 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 June 25, 2013

Everything is good! This restaurant is in downtown San Jose--which I did not particularly like. But as you walk into this quaint, small restaurant, you feel you are somewhere else--in Buenos Aires! We got there early, and soon the whole place was taken over by beautiful, young and vivrant locals. The wine menu is extensive, the staff knowledgeable, and the food was great. There were four in our party, and we all ordered different dishes. Local meat is much more tastier than imported.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Had to return here, not only to eat, but to check it out again ,and, to experience the ambience (which is absolutely great) of this place. Must say, it was better than I remembered last time - better service - food was great. This seems to be a "local's" 'in the know restaurant" - no Gringos - thank God -so hate to post this. Make reservations.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife and I ate here on a trip to Costa Rica 5 years ago and have been waiting for an opportunity to go back since then. Great ambiance, great food, extensive wine list, excellent service. In particular the empanadas are amazing, but it was all good.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Simply great! this was an amazing restaurant,every thing in this place its great(staff,food,the place,decoration etc...) you name it,when you go there you just feel special and if you are lucky you will be attended by VALTER that is a special person and understand when you need a suggestion(food,wine) you will spend a very nice time there,if you go to costa rica its A MUST GO PLACE,im a pilot and i ve been to alot of places in this world and this is one that i will remember forever....

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Thank Jason V
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

As i was a bit on diet, i tried their chicken but was afraid it will not fare as good as Argentinian meat meal! To my surprise, the grilled chicken was alas soooo BUENO!

Thank Yogad2003
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