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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ambiance was great, the mixed grill (for two or three people) was fabulous and served still sizzling on its griddle. Our server was happy to recommend two red wines, a Malbec and a Merlot, that were fantastic and complemented the dinner. The little touches (including fresh fragrant flowers at each table and cute little butter roses for the delicious... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our final evening in Costa Rica we had dinner here with our group. The restaurants breaths Argentina and Buenos Aires. It was very busy, guest were waiting until spots became free again. The atmosphere was really great. Staff worked hard, but always kept friendly and helpfull when you had questions. As a starter I had the Carpaccio de Lomito... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of food especially beef, wine list, value, atmosphere, décor, management and service, this is not only the best in Costa Rica but would certainly hold its own in Argentina!

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon trip to Cost Rica based on Trip Advisor reviews and they were absolutely right!!! Wonderful little place with incredible ambiance!! The staff was friendly and polite and the food was the best we had on our entire trip!!!! Very reasonably priced!!

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Thank heatherlayton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed close by and saw this restaurant highly recommended on trip advisor. Had a great evening. Steaks were amazing and were washed down with delicious Argentina red wine. Very good value.

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Thank Cashathaway
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best steak house in san jose. ive been here many times, always on point, great wine list and service. if you like steaks this is the spot...

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Thank Gayan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our first and only night in San Jose! The restaurant is very well decorated and has that warm latino feeling to it! As we had no reservation we were invited to wait at the bar and have some drinks and starters! We tried the mushrooms with polenta and the shrimp with garlic, both delicious! As soon... More 

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Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is classy and exquisite. But priced well. Super great steaks, salads and wine list. Service unbeatable.

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Thank dalecandy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to reserve because this restaurant is always full. The ambiance remind you without a doubt that you are in Palermo district Argentina. All the served dishes are well prepared and delicious. I rather like to go again and again.

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Thank Jose Miguel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not let its exterior deceive you. The food is exquisite. In a hidden corner of the busy city of San Jose, Costa Rica, you'll get a piece of Argentinas best! As soon as you step in, its another place, you'll feel transported from the art on the walls to the music and their people and its very cozy! Let... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 Av corner 4, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2223 1909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?