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“My Favorite Restaurant in San Jose”

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #3 of 663 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$45
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, 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

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in SJO and the food and service has never disappointed me. It has an old school feel it and you do need reservations if unless you plan on eating early. They know how to make a Manhattan which is sometimes hard to find in Costa Rica, they have an extensive wine list and the menu is perfect. I had the twin filets with a wine sauce this particular night and it was melt in your tender and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended!

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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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