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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (228 reviews)
“empanadas” (54 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

I had a very enjoyable evening with two co-workers. The atmosphere was faultlessly authentic. My Argentine friend wanted a parillada (minimum two people ) so I joined him. The kidneys were a bit over done, the mollejas a bit soggy . The steak was excellent...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 5 days ago

very casual, very nice and friendly place to share with your friends or your couple, i ate carne a las 3 pimientas, wow !! has so hot and delicious ! interesting place to visit !

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Argentinian restaurant does a fine job in providing excellent service and amazing food selections. The empanadas, steaks and desserts are ALL superb!!

Thank PreciseOne
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a good steak but not sure what all the fuss about the place is about. Given the high ranking on TripAdvisor, I was expecting a true culinary experience. Instead I had a good steak with fairly non distinctive sides. The dessert was good...More

Thank Sea_Man_6
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to this restaurant on various occasions, the food is very good, friendly service and a very Argentinan ambiance, good food, prices are good and quality of meat is good, nice wines, cozy, not fancy or pompous, but cute, very busy at lunch...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to have the best Entraña. I have not tried any other entraña like the one I ate here. Service is a plus, yo need to try everything on the menu. Wine selection is tip top.

Thank Jose Luis A
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a good lunch at the restaurant. the lamb stew was amazing, tender and juicy and had cool sides and interesting croquettes with basil, but the steak was not prepared that good and was hard to chew. the service was great and exceptionally kind

Thank Or B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this restaurant, this time I went with 4 friends, we had a reservation, the place was half empty anyway, the kind waiter gave us good service, food was nice, just literally as we are about to finish this other waiter comes and...More

Thank omarmonqui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here occasionally over several years. It has proven to provide consistently fine food at appropriate prices. having its roots in argentina the meat dishes are great.. and the atmosphere reminiscent of an old bistro in Buenas Aires.

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good luck trying to get a seat after 7:00 pm. People generally eat late in Latin America and this place is on the smaller side but the food is very good. There is bar seating available, maybe 8 seats? Try getting a reservation, I've always...More

Thank J-Micheli
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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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 | 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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