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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” (57 reviews)
“pasta” (65 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Went to have dinner with friends and the food was good. However i was surprised when i asked for the bill as they've added 2 dishes we haven't ordered and the total amount was around 30000 colones more, the equivalent to around 60 $. This...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made a reservation the previous day and requested a window table since we were celebrating a birthday. When we got there they only had a horrible table near the restrooms. We told the argentinian guy greeting the guests that we reserved a window table...More

Thank Ticoviajero_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went this place without reservation. So I can't eat steak but had awesome wine. Please make a reservation and try steak. Also staff was very friendly.

Thank Sre1382
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with a friend and enjoyed the food. The empanada was just so, so. I would skip it next time, the beef however was very good. service was just OK.

Thank luckyrioInNV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this restaurant is a well known restaurant in San Jose for its steaks and argentinean style ¨parrilla¨. The place is a small restaurant with a nice bar so you have to make reservations if you want to eat there, because it´s always crowded. I personally...More

Thank Enrique E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We followed the recommendation of someone else. We asked for Mussels Provenzal rich in garlic and “salt”. As a main course I went for half portion of bife chorizo with potatoes and salad, nothing spectacular for the price they charged. My husband chose the lomito...More

Thank Adriana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there yesterday and I was impressed by how good was the meat of the picture for which I don't remember the name. Good attention for all. Hope to be there again soon. Not cheap but I ll recommend it for sure.

Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, good food, wine, and really good service! 1/2 parrilla would feed 3 if you take a couple of empanadas! I would suggest it!

Thank Maruz27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You want to have "meat" here. Meat the Argentinian way!!! Very good Atmosphere is very casual. Parking may be a problem. There is a parking lot in front of the restaurant about a short block away. You must make a reservation.

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of My favorites for Meet and a variety of other dishes. Great assortment of wines and some heavy weight class desserts! There’s a great atmosphere so just let it enter your head and let the food enter your body and feed you al the...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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