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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 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most restaurants start with incredible dishes, prices athmosphere and service and as time goes by some or all of the above get sacificed for profit. Aqui es is at that point where everything is INCREDIBLE! Great service, great food, impeccable service and fair prices. Cant wait to tell my friends about it and go back and try some other dishes.

Thank vigo65
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, cozy place, good service. I have been there just a couple of times but both times we enjoyed a lot our dinner. This is a great option if you want dinner in San Jose downtown.

Thank Ronald G
Jay, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

If you are staying in a hotel or visiting near the Sabana Park, Aqui Es is close by, and one of the best choices for restaurants in that area of San Jose. It's small, cosy, service is excellent and the food (we had salads and pizzas) was delicious.

Thank Adkmthiker
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I got pizza here and it was delicious. It was also quite a large portion, I only finished half of it. Recommend if you're in the area. They also have steaks and pastas.

Thank Brent C
George Town, Grand Cayman
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Food is good and it has lots of character. We went for a long lunch onday and back for dinner. Friday nights have some live music which adds to the atmosphere. There is a lively bar across the road with great service as well.

Thank lia210260
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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340 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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

Thank Mashalarusa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?