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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
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Syosset, New York
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Wife and I went for lunch. We shared 2 appetizers. Both were excellent and enough food. Also had a 1/2 liter of sangria. Service was good.

Thank dans660
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I don't think that I've ever written a review when the flavor of my dinner was still more than just a memory. We arrived early but were pleased to see the restaurant fill a good number of tables for a Tuesday night. My wife and I had seen the review of Aqui Es before leaving home and after many meals... More 

Thank DesignMaker
San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place was close to my hotel, and I wanted to treat myself on my first night in Costa Rica. The ribeye was quite good and they did a great medium-rare. I also enjoyed the live music and general ambience. The place was full of locals which always bodes well for the experience. I would recommend everyone to give it... More 

Thank Jayson D
Porto, Portugal
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
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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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Globertrotter007
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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
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
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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?