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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4 | 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” (223 reviews)
“empanadas” (55 reviews)
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18:00 - 22:30All hours
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 11 Av corner 4 | Detras DE LA Iglesia DE LA Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You feel like been in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All the steaks and pasta that I have tried are excellents. Is one of my favorite places.

Thank Javier G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to El Rincón de Buenos Aires a couple weeks ago. It was nice, the place is very adept with the concept of bringing a little bit of Argentina to San José. The entrées were very good. They were the high light of our...More

Thank pri2501
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded place, quite popular due to the food and service. You have to reserve in advance to get a spot specially if the group is more than 5-6.

1  Thank Jose_Conejo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was world class in a building with authentic ambiance. We went with the meat platter. The server brought a trough of meat. The menu stated that it was enough food to feed three. There was five of us and we did not eat...More

Thank diverdave73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally went here for lunch a few months ago and really enjoyed it. It's one of San Jose's classic restaurants, been around for a long time. Service was great, food was very good. Slightly pricey, but it's worth it.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I must say the service was fantastic. Maria our server was very friendly and hospitable. The location leave a little bit to be desired. The restaurant is in the old city area in a run down block definitely away from the touristy areas of...More

Thank Chas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we arrived following waze maps.. restaurant was and is closed permenantly. guard at the plaza says they closed few weeks ago and doesn't know of a new location.

Thank david a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetely the best argentinian place in San José. They offer a wide to variety of entries, salads, pasta, and different cuts of grilled to perfection meat. The pasta and salads make it suitable for veggies. Prices might be a little high for Costa Rica but...More

Thank Nitocr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to eat at La Esquina de Buenos Aires twice during my stay in San Jose. Excellent food, friendly staff, and an overall great dining experience. Monserrat is an excellent waitress and I look forward to seeing her when I am in...More

Thank LorenzoW115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our "fancy" meal of the trip for our family of 4, and we enjoyed it tremendously. Not necessarily Ruth's Chris level, but very good at about half the price. Our medium-rare ribeyes were cooked perfectly, and had nice marbling. The sangria was amazing...More

Thank BMoreE
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11 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.
everardo a
18 January 2016|
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Response from everardo a | Reviewed this property |
thank you all for the responds ,when i mention proective i meant like they know what to watch out for..like they know the area or the bad people thats what i meant to say.. also why do people say this is not argentenian food?
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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 | 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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