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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Calle 11 Av corner 4 | Detras DE LA Iglesia DE LA Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The ambiance in this authentic Argentinean restaurant gives you the feel of Tango and Churrasco. This is by far one of the best spots in town. The service is very quality and always attends very personally, it is a true trademark of this establishment. The decor is only exceeded by the list of fine wines and plates offered on the... More 

Thank haney321
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have had the opportunity to eat at La Esquina de Buenos Aires many times, and I have to say it is one of the best places I have been to. They are always very nice to their clients, the food is top quality and the plates are served pretty fast. The wine choices are great too! I highly recommend... More 

Thank Alexa C
Saskatoon, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My bf and I went for dinner last night and are going again tonight! Jordan helped squeeze us in as we arrived in San Jose starving and wanted to try Argentinian food. We had the polenta with mushroom sauce as well as the au gratin mussels for our starter, and as per the recommendation of our waitress the skirt steak... More 

Thank Massagegirl606
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thumbs up! Absolutely delicious! If you're a meat eater you should definitely check it out. It's usually very busy and sometimes you need to wait to get a table but it's totally worth it.

Thank Gabriela C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent and well priced meals. They understood my gluten allergies and even brought hot gluten free bread.

Thank Gail C
San Salvador, El Salvador
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place, and service. I was looking for a particular plate, Mollejas, and they were prepared and served to my expectations. Service is excellent and I would strongly recommend making a reservation as the restaurant is vey popular. House wine was great and price wise, mid range but good value for your money

Thank Armando C
Playas del Coco
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually I don't remember how often I went there. But often enough to start trying other places only to come back again for the busy but stressles ambiance (I love Gotan Project), the super friendly, accommodating and efficient waiters (and everyone in the background) and mostly for the great food! So the only thing I'll change will be my company... More 

Thank CocoDiver
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Costa Rica is not known for cuisine, but this place gets it all correct. It will be a brilliant end on your last night before you hit the airport. We had the sweetbreads, delicious, and the mushrooms over polenta, rich and decadent. We followed with a churrasco and tenderloin both perfectly cooked. A choice of three sauces accompany your steaks.... More 

Thank Roldan L
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happen to find this restaurant. Reminded us of Europe. Loved the decor. We enjoyed our dinner and would definitely come back again.

Thank Cathi W
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were exhausted and starving from our day of travel and were staying in San Jose for just one night before heading out to La Fortuna the next morning. We were staying at the hotel across the street. We walked around a bit and ultimately settled on this place as several other places were not yet open for dinner. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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

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