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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago

I emailed the restaurant for a reservation on a Friday night and got a reply that we had one. We walked into the door of the restaurant and were warmly greeted, and seated at a nice table for two in the front with a window...More

Thank chrisgene
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went there with my two colleagues on a client advice. Good place to have good wine and great meat. You can choose several part of the beef and also the size. You can also have fishes and some vegetarian meal. We like it so...More

Thank Phuc L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the very few restaurantes in San José you can eat, sitting in a stool at the bar. Authentic asado and salad, pure protein! Charming interior, smart waitress, and fresh food. lacks Air conditioning which is a need with 100% humidity and 29 Celsius...More

Thank Adolfo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant that I visit each time I am in San Jose. The dim, warm glow of the lights, the rich wood panels on the wall, the laughter of the customers and the smell of the wonderful food from the kitchen. "La Esquina"...More

Thank petermertz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place has a unique decoration and is always full. The restaurant is dificulta to walk in, i recommend a reservation always to ensure no wait and a more pleasurable experience. I enjoy the grilled meats in the menu, but don't forget to try the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Esquina is one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. The place is nice, the food is great and they are very consistent in the quality of the food. (for me this is very important) The service most of the time is good. I...More

Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see it in the pictures here. When you enter, it looks like a great restaurant, like a steakhouse you might frequent in New York or Chicago. Nicely laid out and decorated. Tables well space. What was really striking was the service. Though the...More

Thank Jef K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am originally from Fl, USA... have travelled to 18 countries so far, I say this so you can understand I have some knowledge of comparison. Food. Drinks. Staff. ALWAYS SUPERB QUALITY. I say this since it has been great for the last 10 years...More

1  Thank Gioconda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meat was great, like in BsAs ! My unique complaint was regarding the service - I was alone on business travel and I asked for a table, after a few minutes of standing in the middle of the restaurant one of the waiters finally...More

Thank marcio_rene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why a great place ! The whole concept makes you feel you are in Buenos Aires.. the food is amazing and the service is very good. However, the prices are high for what you get...

Thank jochava
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Need reservation for 6 tonight, no answer on the telephone!! Fernando Schmidt
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
Hi, are you open Christmas day?
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
you went here too? me too just wanted to share that you are right they almost give you the food on the mouth with the fork. love the service. question how so you feel about the area? i never had problems but i do see the people that work here like very protective about there place. i wonder why
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$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
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