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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
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Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

it is an authentic Argentinean. when you are in, the atmosphere is genuine and the dishes are prepared as if we were in Buenos Aires. really great!!

Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed yesterday

This is a very small place, but full of good things. Everything in that place is great, the food, the wine (sangría!!!), the music, the people. Love it!!

Thank jloaiciga29
Reviewed yesterday

Quaint restaurant. Good service and great wine & food. Went on a Monday evening and it was almost full. I suggest you make reservations.

Thank ShannonTX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch last Saturday. Thought it would be a little quieter than on weeknights, but it was still full. We waited about 15-20minutes on the bar, having a cold beer. So, not a long wait, after all. It is located in downtown San José,...More

Thank jcmarcopolo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make Reservations. All around great dining experience. In the heart of San Jose a well known gem amongst locals. Try the Onion and Cheese Empanadas and the Smoked Marlin is amazing. Big Sangrias and strong stiff drinks. Cannot go wrong with almost any menu choice.

Thank Mannycr1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but not great for me. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. It has a lovely atmosphere. Clearly it’s popular as we had trouble getting a table.

Thank Don T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me, this is the best restaurant in Costa Rica, and I'm a vegetarian. Lovely place, excellent attention, the food is amazing. There hasn't been a plate that me or the people I came along with tried that is nothing but delicious. I highly recommend...More

4  Thank daisyviquez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in the afternoon for a Sunday evening and we were so glad we did as it was already busy when we arrived at 7. We were left waiting for a few minutes without acknowledgement which wasn't the best start but once we were...More

1  Thank SCSLondon
Reviewed 17 April 2018

we went here for a group dinner for a bachelor party. Food and drinks was delicious. Everything was fresh and there was a wide range on the menu as far as meat and seafood options. A couple of us got the parradilla sampler which was...More

1  Thank louis c
Reviewed 15 April 2018

As soon as we get in, the excellence service started. Table was not ready (and fully understand) but we were directed to the bar where we were serviced extremely well. Few minutes later, table was ready. We ordered a table of appetizers and a bir...More

Thank amessegu
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Nitocr | Reviewed this property |
reach them via whatsapp +506 8457 1002
11 December 2016|
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Response from ThePenguinsUSAES | Reviewed this property |
You could always show up as the have a nice bar to get drinks at if you had to wait for a table
4 November 2016|
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Response from BBinSEA | Reviewed this property |
I suggest writing the restaurant directly with your question. You'll find their email address under the 'Cotacto' tab on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2223 1909
  • E-mail
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.
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