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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” (256 reviews)
“empanadas” (56 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
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 2 September 2015

Really enjoyed the meal, and whole experience - large wine selection. Recommend mixed platter (mostly cheese and meat) and mixed grill. remember to make a reservation.

Thank siyul
Reviewed 31 August 2015

My wife and I recently invited another couple to join us for dinner at this restaurant before going to the theater and we were very pleased that we chose this restaurant. This is a small cozy restaurant with a very nice ambiance so I definitely...More

Thank rrodriguez2016
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I have eaten at this fabulous eatery many times and the kitchen and the serving staff never dissapoint!...This place is always packed and the food is always top notch!.. Absolutely the best!

Thank cabinman
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Just home from our second visit to this pillar of the San Jose's foodie experience, and I am happy to report that business is good; consistent, tasty, and friendly. It's been nearly three years since my wife and I dined here the first time. We...More

Thank damonre
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Centrally located in San Jose, called after and tastefully decorated as a typical Buenos Aires eatery, this unassuming restaurant is run by an excellent chef. With old Tangos playing in the background, walls crowded with retro memorabilia and a professional staff, it successfully conveys the...More

Thank Salama M
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Politician, bankers, business people favorite place. Good pasta and fantastic meat dishes. I tried the argentinian empanadas as aperitive y the lomito gorgonzola. The pastry of the empanadas very well bake, the filling very tasty, the meat was tender and cooked as I order with...More

Thank nenayales
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent Argentinian grill with a adorable staff. Good prices, but don't expect spent less than USD45 per person in a lunch. The place is always full of people, thus I recommend to make a reservation.

Thank Kauê D
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Nice, cosy atmosphere, great service, good wine-list and delicious food. Known for the argentinian steaks but they also offer a big variety of other dishes. I had some pork filet with red wine vinegar sauce and it was delicious. Try their dessert ice cream with...More

Thank detsia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

A perfect place for having great argentinian style meats and other dishes. The atmosphere is great, service is efficient and food is great. I recommend the parilla dishes served with nice salad, veggies and potatoes. Not easy to park nearby but you can always get...More

Thank f_jolles
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This place is a great example that fame can create or destroy a place, and OMG does this place lives up to it's fame! Most amazing meal we've had in a long time! We had wanted to try this place for a while and since...More

1  Thank Ruby Ray G
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Response from Nitocr | Reviewed this property |
reach them via whatsapp +506 8457 1002
10 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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, 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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