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“amongst the best in costa rica”

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #8 of 737 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$20 - US$45
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I really enjoyed the great Argentinian steak and wines, authentic atmosphere and very friendly staff.
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Our son had read a positive review of this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, and our group of 5 ordered a variety of entrees ranging from chicken to pasta to steak. My homemade ravioli was the best I've ever eaten. The staff took excellent care of us and made our first night in San Jose one to remember!

Thank Lori R
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Nice deco, unfortunately loud from the street. Food was delicious and authentic. Good and friendly service. Not cheap, but compared to many others worth the money.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

a nice, cosy restaurant with friendly staff and really, really good food ! I loved to dine there.. All different platers we had chosen with our company were just delicious... The pricing of the food and drinks is ok, not too expensive. The staff was really friendly towards the kids.

Thank davyvandelsen
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This has to be my favorite restaurant in Costa Rica,

If you have been here you know that there are many "good" restaurants that try to imitate what we all know to be traditional recipes but seems like people here just don't get it.

However, La Esquina de Buenos Aires has nailed it, their meats and empanada's are absolutely delicious and they clearly have no competition. Also, it is the only restaurant in Costa Rica that i know for a fact is constantly busy. As a regular client, I can't even walk in for a table... RESERVATIONS IS A MUST!!! You will not get a table. Lunch / Dinner? doesn't matter they are full!

I strongly suggest this restaurant if you are visiting or even make it your favorite place while living here!

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1  Thank Danny G
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