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“Always Come Here When In San Jose!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Esquina de Buenos Aires

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #3 of 589 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
White Salmon, Washington
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Always Come Here When In San Jose!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

The food here is great and the service is excellent......toss in the atmosphere and the wine selection and you have one of the best dinning experiences ever! Remember to take your time and not worry of your dinner takes a couple of hours or more......you are in Latin America.......enjoy!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Cool atmosphere / Not so good service / Medium food quality / High prices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

PROs: The restaurant is decorated nicely itself. The Menu is big and there is a good wine list. It is really a mood ike in a french bistro somewhere and it is lively. The food portions are good.

CONs: If not reserved, you may need to wait at least 30 minutes. The tables are set close to each other, making it difficult to have a real romantic dinner. The food portions are big, but the quality is medium, for example of prime beef, which is below international standards and may not be prepared your taste exactly. The service is not best...we had not related waiter, everytime different. And we wanted something (such as missing fork, or more wine), we needed to ask and did not even know who to ask. This is for its priceclass definitely inacceptable. All in all, nice setting for young people who like it lively and busy. For those appreciating a romantic dinner or high quality service, there are places serving better. Generally, the price is too high...they charged us a lot for a wine of crianza quality, where elsewhere you get a reserva.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SwissTraveller1980
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Business activity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is excellent but some of the staff of the restaurant need to be more respectful. A couple of yrs ago I reserved a big table per the activity of the team where I worked. After calling the person in charge for the reservation was like making noises per my name. That wasn't nice at all.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chongchis
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Fort Lauderdale
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My old stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went in April 2nd.Leaving town.Stopped by with robert.Had dinner.As always you need to go early.It will fill up fast.Been going for so long old faces there …Remember me..highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the best steaks, EVER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is more pricey than most, but in C.R. every restaurant is pricey, so you might want to save it for a special night because the food is outstanding. Most of the cuts of steaks are priced the same! Yeah, I know, very different, so get your favorite cut. I doubt that you will be disappointed because EVERYONE that I know who has eaten here has raved about their steak. The desserts are extremely good also!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebecca D
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