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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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“steak” (236 reviews)
“empanadas” (58 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

We went here on our first night in Costa Rica. We reserved a table upfront via email which seemed like a good idea since the place was packed when we got there around 8:30pm. The service is really good, waiters are attentive, quick, and always...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent food, service, drinks. Great atmosphere. Steaks excellent. Drinks were very good. Highly recommend

Thank Martin_Jim
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great resturant located in the heart of San Jose. Food is fantastic and the prices are reasonable. Love the steaks!! We use to go here all the time but its become to popular and many times hard to get a reservation especially...More

Thank roger r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great steaks great service feels like you are in a Buenos Aires suburb. Good wine selection and good cooks. You can tell management is on point. Grilled veggie are also great.

Thank Frederick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful lunch at La Esquina de Buenos Aires, the service and the quality of the meals is really awesome. I will come back soon!

Thank Himer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an excellent meal here. We shared a salad, both had tenderloin platters, glasses of excellent wine, ended with a shared fig ice cream desert and very smooth coffee. Highly recommend but be sure to call for reservations!

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago

They hit a perfect ten for food, wine, service. They are very busy, because they are so good, so you have to be patient about waiting for a table or giving your table up after a reasonable time. We were lucky to be seated right...More

Thank Betsy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of five had a wonderful meal. Two of us ordered outside skirt, one strip and one blue cheese filet. I was expecting Argentinian beef but was told it was american. Being in the cattle/meat business myself, this was excellent. Desserts included.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really was an amazing experience, from the moment we walked in, the staff were so pro active, within minutes we had our drinks and starters not long after, everything tasted so good and my god the wine options are something else. Highly recommend this little...More

Thank Curtis O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner at a good value. Wine at a great price and a , cozy atmosphere. Good service from the waiter.

Thank anavarme
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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