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“A TINY CORNER OF BUENOS AIRES IN SAN JOSE”
Review of La Gauchada

La Gauchada
Ranked #214 of 755 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

If you want the best fried Argentinain empanadas, the Gauchada is the place to go. They offer between 5 and 10 different stuffings and meat of the grill as well. This is one of the few places that has been around for more than 30 years.

1  Thank nealcr
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I live just a block away from this place but never really entered it until someone recommended it to me.
The place is small-ish, 5 little tables inside and a few others kind of outside. Nothing special about the place but the empanadas are great.
I definately recommend the cheese and spinach one, though cheese or chicken are also good.
The sandwich al caballo is pretty big, comes with 2 fried eggs and fries. Nothing wow but it's a good option. The bread is great.
They have natural smoothies as well.
Overall, if you're in the area, you should try it out.
You can also take it to go.
They accept credit cards but not Amex.

Thank corina0210
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

While there's many Argentinean restaurants in San Jose this is the only one serving authentic Argentinean cuisine and this has been confirmed by Argentinians who frequent this place. So if you're in the mood for an authentic Argentinean empanada or a milanesa you can't go wrong with this place.

I should note that the ambiance isn't the best. It is basically a small hole in the wall "soda." You may want to consider take-out if you don't find that sort of thing charming.

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1  Thank Costa-Rican_reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

really greassy food and not so fresh! I ordered choripan and the chorizo was still raw!!! The empanadas was better, but they could offer better food and service.

Thank Steluvava
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I love this place and have been going here for 9 years. They can do beef like no one else but was amazed at how good the salad was the other day.

Thank Loren G
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