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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here with my wife and friends and had a great time, with no reservation we were asked to wait about 20-25 minutes to get a table and exactly after that time there was a table prepared for us. The service was good, and the...More

Thank ctgo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a steakhouse through and through in the fashion of the traditional Argentine meat restaurants. While there are some good vegetarian, seafood and pasta options, it's unmistakable a meat lovers paradise complete with the huge servings...the restaurant house dog out the back must be...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read so many super reviews. But honestly the food was rather disappointing. My Ribeye Steak consisted of at least 60 % fat. Yes a Ribeye has a fat part to make it more juicy wh n putting it onto the grillbut never encountered such...More

Thank MITCH-is-travelling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best outside of Argentina, the food on believable, sangria Excellent, service also excellent, reservations Are highly a must!

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, good wine and excellent atmosphere!! Location is in downtown, beautiful at night. Good for drinking and talking.

Thank H1441JHjuanr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have one of those menus you need to spend half an hour with to make a decision. Lots of different cuts of meat, Great wine list. Great cocktail and really good service. Best of all they are open Sundays which is a bit rare...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Parrilla is just like the ones you get in Argentina. Every time I visit this place, I feel at home, Argentina. The same taste, the savoir-faire, that I enjoyed back home. The Lengua dish, Chorizo, Morcilla, and more! are exquisite! The place is very...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Original and very authentic atmosphere just like walking into a Bar /Restaurant in Buenos Aires . Good quality food and service not cheap but on par with most restaurants of this status in San Jose. The steaks cut like butter with a hot knife would...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, amazing wine list, top quality service. The steaks were so tender (never had any better in my life), the desserts wonderful (especially the apple crepe), and the wine recommandations they gave was great. Best meal in Costa Rice.

Thank HanneKN
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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