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Aqui Es

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Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
+506 2221 5727
11:30 - 18:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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315 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to meet the owner. He was lovely to talk to. Authentic empanadas and since we are from Argentina it was really a nice surprise. It is walking distance from Park inn

Thank Christina N
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we went to Aqui Es for lunch. We enjoyed a few cocktails. The flank steak was perfectly grilled and very tender. The grilled cheese was a large portion and my Mother loved the flan. Reasonably priced,tasty meal in a nice setting. Other diners also noted that they were pleased with their dishes. Glad we went out... More 

Thank holidayhelpToronto
Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent small boutique restaurant with delectable entrees, a relaxed atmosphere with personable service. Are dinners were cooked to perfection and the ambience takes the you back to another place and time...makes you forget that the deplorable Trump was ever elected. He is an American disgrace and nightmare!

1 Thank Glenn O
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Found out about this place from TripAdvisor, Muy Buena, excellente!! It's an Argentinian meat restaurant, very reasonably priced, and the food is very delicious. We started with a plate of 4 empanadas, they were incredible. We then both had steaks (beffe di chorizo & lomo de aguja), wonderful char grilled flavor, cooked perfectly. Ended with panna cotta (dulce de lecce).... More 

1 Thank Acuram
San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Love the atmosphere and prices. Walking distance from Mi Casa guesthouse. its a little Argentinian restaurant

Thank Mashalarusa
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Costa Rica is not known as the best place for a steak but this place stands out. Close to Sabana Park and across from a small park in the city. Had a Bife de Chorizo and having visited Buenos Aires many times, I found it to meet up to all expectations. I liked it so much I went back the... More 

Thank Whitecat11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Raddison in SAN Jose for a night before traveling on to our next Costa Rica destination. We took a $4 (US) Uber ride to the restaurant. Upon arrival they ask if we had a reservation, we had not. Although we could see they were very busy they were able to accommodate us with... More 

1 Thank rachelslick0
Syosset, New York
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wife and I went for lunch. We shared 2 appetizers. Both were excellent and enough food. Also had a 1/2 liter of sangria. Service was good.

Thank dans660
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I don't think that I've ever written a review when the flavor of my dinner was still more than just a memory. We arrived early but were pleased to see the restaurant fill a good number of tables for a Tuesday night. My wife and I had seen the review of Aqui Es before leaving home and after many meals... More 

Thank DesignMaker
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place was close to my hotel, and I wanted to treat myself on my first night in Costa Rica. The ribeye was quite good and they did a great medium-rare. I also enjoyed the live music and general ambience. The place was full of locals which always bodes well for the experience. I would recommend everyone to give it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 5727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?