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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great ambiance, great food, great service. Wide selection of Argentine and Chilean wines, fantastic beef. Love the Tango music on in the background. On the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the best fillet mignon here , was so juicy and mouth melting. Service was brilliant , however please book in advance as it is a very busy restaurant.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Both my wife and feel that the menu and food is 10/10. Fantastic selection on the menu and our meals were very flavourful. The service, on the other hand, was to be questioned. Our server indicated that she could communicate in English but to be sure, we also pointed out the items on the menu. We initially didn't receive our... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had gambas al ajillo, churrasco, fillet steak with potatoes and salad. The churrasco was not completely tender, the fillet steak however was great. Good sauces to come with, with lots of garlic. We did not like the wine, but this seems to be a general problem in Costa Rica.

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Thank Isabeloula
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere: it's like bringing Buenos Aires to Costa Rica... music and decoration, just perfect ! Food and drinks: great flavors, very well cooked as you order. They have a nice selection of wines, you can also order sangria, which is the best in town! Service: service is great considering the restaurant is always crowded. Make sure you have reservations, it's... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy authentic characterful South American restaurant. Great atmosphere, reminded us of Havana, but food far better. Don't miss.

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Thank LondonWiggies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing steaks, we tried 4 different steaks and all were perfect. Skirt steak was the best, I would highly recommend it. Service was great, loved our waiter Warren! Dessert was banana crepe flambé!!

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Thank Carolyn S
Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had dinner here last night. From the moment you walk into the restaurant, you can smell the grilled meats! A gentleman, who I think was the owner, was greeting everyone who entered and was going to several tables to check in. The food was excellent. We tried the empanadas, the avocado and shrimp salad, squid pasta,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a friend .Never been.Went back for second night. Excellent food. Great service.A must stop here. Always pleasant.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there earlier this week and the restaurant was full, fortunately we had reservations (which I highly recommend) so we had no trouble getting seated. We ordered an entree, two main dishes and 2 glasses of sangria (big glasses! :D) the check was about $80 and totally worth it! Service was very friendly allowing us to switch tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?