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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (245 reviews)
“empanadas” (58 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | Detras de la Iglesia de la Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great steaks which were beautifully cooked. Great service, friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere, lively but not too loud. We had a wonderful evening.

1  Thank Helena61
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we came here over the weekend, and i must say, this is an amazing place. firstly, it is not cheap. secondly, it is very popular. so expect to come and wait and pay high money to eat here. but trust me, it is worth it...More

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been here at least five different times. I highly recommend reservations, as it is popular. Is not cheap, but well worth it. I have had many different things, from steak to pasta to sea food and all have been top notch. They have...More

Thank laplantes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a great place to enjoy a good meet, perfectly cooked and have fun with friends or family. Definitely you have to make a reservation, because is always full, and trust me you don’t want to wait for a table. Parking could be a difficult.

Thank Federico H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a business trip we got this place recommended by a local colleague and indeed this was the perfect choice for high quality meat, great atmosphere and very friendly and knowledgable staff. We had steaks which were perfectly to the point we had ordered...More

Thank Ann2013Kay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food! Very energetic vibe...and excellent service. Highly recommend!!! Don't miss it if you are in San Jose.

Thank valwillms
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place to go out in a Friday or Saturday night and eat a good Argentinean meat cut. The place is bohemian style, noisy and small, but very alive and with very good food and of course wines. Very good relation between what...More

Thank Rosaeagertraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went late and got the last table in a very full restaurant. Although lively, we were able to converse without having to talk loudly. The decor was interesting and created a homey and down-to-earth feeling. Had the Lomito Bernesse - good flavouring but was under-cooked....More

Thank DoctorEagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in a foreign country, you often feel like a stranger wherever you go. This is NOT the case when walking into this friendly, fun and fresh hotspot. Greeted at the door by the chef/manager with a smile and handshake bodes well for the rest...More

Thank jeffnik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always had a blast, it is small restaurant located in downtown San Jose. They really know how to cook meat Argentinean style. I recommend their 'sangria' very well done.

Thank Jorge S
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Nitocr | Reviewed this property |
reach them via whatsapp +506 8457 1002
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, in front of the Hotel Colonial | 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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