Our driver as well as concierge recommended this restaurant to us and at first, we were hesitant to go to an Argentinian restaurant while in Costa Rica but we were sure glad we did! It is located on a charming side street of San Jose on a corner. We went on a Sunday night at 7:30 pm and the place was full of locals (always a good sign)-we were glad we had reservations.
I have been to Buenos Aires three times and the ambiance of the restaurant is EXACTLY what you would find in Buenos Aires! Excellent job but I wondered how the food would be. The menu is extensive but our waiter, Walter, made recommendations for the parilla grill items and cuts of meat imported from Argentina (not local beef like some items on the menu). The cuts of beef he recommended were not what we normally think of as the best cut of beef but Walter was insistent on what they did best based on the quality of meats they use for the parilla-he even took a few of us into the kitchen to meet the grill master of the meat and sample a few bites of the cuts of beef he recommended so we were sold on what he recommended. Walter was right.
The entire meal was incredible-from empanadas and seafood appetizers that we ordered to the combo plates he suggested with 2 cuts of beef that were not on the menu as a combo but he was willing to do it for us so we could sample them. The flavors were delicious. The entrees come with a small salad that is actually on the entree plate (not a separate course of salad) which surprised us. The meal also comes with delicious potatoes. The portions of the beef are hearty and reasonably priced.
For dessert, we had the molten chocolate cake with ice cream and the banana split-both were delicious.
The ambiance of this restaurant, the outstanding service from the waiter Walter and the wonderful meal we had here was a perfect ending to our last night in Costa Rica. Go here for dinner-you will love it!