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Aqui Es

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Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
+506 2221 5727
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Porto, Portugal
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere of this restaurant is great but so is the food. For meat lovers this the place. It was a Saturado night so there was (good) live music. I can't fault it!

Thank Gepe_nunes
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Everything here was amazing, from the quiet street noise to the sangria and empanadas. I had a pasta dish that was to die for. I wish we lived close by so we could become regulars!

Thank Hilary J
Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I were staying at a nearby hotel and decided to check out this restaurant as a last hurrah before flying home. The server was super friendly had spoke English which was good for us since we're still brushing up on our Spanish. The empanadas were tasty, our ribeye steak was delicious and cooked PERFECTLY and the crepe... More 

Thank nwtvisitors
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a nearby hotel and having read fantastic reviews about this restaurant, I anticipated to have similar experience. The decor was absolutely amazing in an antiquated fashion and nice Argentinian atmosphere. The staff was welcoming. Even though I speak very good Spanish, it was evident I wasn't a local or from the country. I ordered a nice bottle... More 

Thank Globertrotter007
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews I was looking forward to a nice steak. However, our ribeye steaks weren't good. I was looking forward to a melt in the mouth steak, but got a chewy one. The ambiance was fine as were the waiters, it was just let down by the food!

Thank WorldTravellerUK99
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The steak was a killer - Worth every penny; owner and his wife was very interesting... talking about Argentina and it's wine; 2 glasses of which had me blown away btw Highly recommend : especially for couples ;)

Thank Dmitry D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from having dinner at Aqui Es.fabulous from the empenadas to the tenderloin.great service friendly English speaking waitress all in all 5 star.two two course meals,jug of sangria and coffee bill was 67 U.S.

Thank Terryonhols
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with a large group. The restaurant was cozy and the wait staff was attentive. Everyone in our party seemed to enjoy the food. I had the ribeye with Chimichurri sauce. It was amazing! The steak was tender and full of flavor. It came with grilled vegetables and potato salad which were delicious as well.

Thank sc0828
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a little hard to find, but once we found it we were glad we did. It was beautifully decorated with tons of Argentina-esque decor. Our service was great, the food was moderately priced for a nice restaurant, and the food was FABULOUS. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and spoke English/Spanish both. I highly recommend this place and... More 

Thank Dylan M
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Why isn't this little restaurant number one on trip advisor? The staff are are friendly and try really hard with their English. We had the traditional cheese melt with pesto and a ribeye steak each. Cooked on the charcoal grill it had crunchy little burnt bits and med rare inside. What I like to call cherry ripe. Salty with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 5727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?