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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%
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“steak” (256 reviews)
“empanadas” (56 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We booked in the afternoon for a Sunday evening and we were so glad we did as it was already busy when we arrived at 7. We were left waiting for a few minutes without acknowledgement which wasn't the best start but once we were...More

Thank SCSLondon
Reviewed 6 days ago

we went here for a group dinner for a bachelor party. Food and drinks was delicious. Everything was fresh and there was a wide range on the menu as far as meat and seafood options. A couple of us got the parradilla sampler which was...More

Thank louis c
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we get in, the excellence service started. Table was not ready (and fully understand) but we were directed to the bar where we were serviced extremely well. Few minutes later, table was ready. We ordered a table of appetizers and a bir...More

Thank amessegu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fantastic steaks cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable. We got there at 18:15 so no problem getting a table but do reserve if you want to eat later as it was packed by 7pm on a Tuesday night. Music is a little loud but...More

Thank fairbutcritical
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food- the restaurant was super busy and loud - not cheap but worth it. The waiter forgot our shared starter but made up for it with 2 glasses of lemon cello to finish - yum

Thank LizMacau
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is am amazingly romantic restaurant. I recommend reservations no matter the night as it is a very popular spot. From appetizers to dessert and wines everything is always perfect. Service was outstanding. I will certainly be back!

Thank James T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large selection of reasonably priced wines. Steaks were excellent, although on the rare side, so if you like medium rare you may want to ask for medium. Had called and was told they were fully booked, but when we showed up planning to eat at...More

1  Thank frozenrice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great evening, very friendly environment and our server, Walter, was excellent. We split a ravioli dish and a bottle of the house wine. Then finished the night with a cafe and an order of the flan (this is a must try dessert)....More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of atmosphere - carefully decorated and appropriate music feels like a trip back in time. Food 1st class - best steak I have had for a long while and a portion so generous I was unable to finish (not thro...More

Thank Harpenden_girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there early on a Sunday evening. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. The spinach empanada was delicious. The entree Beef tenderloin with Roquefort sauce was OUTSTANDING!! I ordered it medium rare and it was PERFECT! So flavorful. The tiny potatoes were...More

Thank nantravels
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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, 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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