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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is no wonder this restaurant is so highly rated. Great food and service. I had the seafood stew that was delicious and had had an incredible amount of seafood. So much food I couldn't finish it all. My husband had a steak (I don't remember which one) and it was perfectly cooked, delicious, and tender. He was surprised the... More 

Thank Karen L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is amazing and the service is also great!! Owners are there and are very welcoming!! Location is quite nice!!

Thank Mauricio Z
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great food! nice attention to the client, the food is a little expensive, but is very good, the beef is the best food of the place

Thank CDXcr
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mike M
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Uwais_91
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank oxford2017
Munich, Germany
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank Isabeloula
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank NelaMora
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169 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LondonWiggies
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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!!

Thank Carolyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?