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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4 | 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” (223 reviews)
“empanadas” (55 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
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Calle 11 Av corner 4 | Detras DE LA Iglesia DE LA Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a steakhouse through and through in the fashion of the traditional Argentine meat restaurants. While there are some good vegetarian, seafood and pasta options, it's unmistakable a meat lovers paradise complete with the huge servings...the restaurant house dog out the back must be...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read so many super reviews. But honestly the food was rather disappointing. My Ribeye Steak consisted of at least 60 % fat. Yes a Ribeye has a fat part to make it more juicy wh n putting it onto the grillbut never encountered such...More

Thank MITCH-is-travelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the best outside of Argentina, the food on believable, sangria Excellent, service also excellent, reservations Are highly a must!

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good wine and excellent atmosphere!! Location is in downtown, beautiful at night. Good for drinking and talking.

Thank H1441JHjuanr
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have one of those menus you need to spend half an hour with to make a decision. Lots of different cuts of meat, Great wine list. Great cocktail and really good service. Best of all they are open Sundays which is a bit rare...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Parrilla is just like the ones you get in Argentina. Every time I visit this place, I feel at home, Argentina. The same taste, the savoir-faire, that I enjoyed back home. The Lengua dish, Chorizo, Morcilla, and more! are exquisite! The place is very...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Original and very authentic atmosphere just like walking into a Bar /Restaurant in Buenos Aires . Good quality food and service not cheap but on par with most restaurants of this status in San Jose. The steaks cut like butter with a hot knife would...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, amazing wine list, top quality service. The steaks were so tender (never had any better in my life), the desserts wonderful (especially the apple crepe), and the wine recommandations they gave was great. Best meal in Costa Rice.

Thank HanneKN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time we went we didn't have reservations and ate at the bar. The food was excellent and the next 2 times we made sure we had reservations. The meat both local and imported were Exceptional according to my husband. He said the imported...More

Thank Ricki B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends in San Jose took us out to this restaurant and, despite the hour wait (we did not have reservations), it was well worth it for the excellent food and service. The place is cozy with a full menu containing all different meat, pasta,...More

Thank Christine Y
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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.
everardo a
18 January 2016|
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Response from everardo a | Reviewed this property |
thank you all for the responds ,when i mention proective i meant like they know what to watch out for..like they know the area or the bad people thats what i meant to say.. also why do people say this is not argentenian food?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4 | 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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