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Aqui Es

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Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
+506 2221 5727
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11:30 - 18:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Jay, New York
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are staying in a hotel or visiting near the Sabana Park, Aqui Es is close by, and one of the best choices for restaurants in that area of San Jose. It's small, cosy, service is excellent and the food (we had salads and pizzas) was delicious.

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Thank Adkmthiker
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I got pizza here and it was delicious. It was also quite a large portion, I only finished half of it. Recommend if you're in the area. They also have steaks and pastas.

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Thank Brent C
George Town, Grand Cayman
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Food is good and it has lots of character. We went for a long lunch onday and back for dinner. Friday nights have some live music which adds to the atmosphere. There is a lively bar across the road with great service as well.

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Thank lia210260
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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339 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to meet the owner. He was lovely to talk to. Authentic empanadas and since we are from Argentina it was really a nice surprise. It is walking distance from Park inn

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Thank Christina N
Toronto
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we went to Aqui Es for lunch. We enjoyed a few cocktails. The flank steak was perfectly grilled and very tender. The grilled cheese was a large portion and my Mother loved the flan. Reasonably priced,tasty meal in a nice setting. Other diners also noted that they were pleased with their dishes. Glad we went out... More 

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Thank holidayhelpToronto
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent small boutique restaurant with delectable entrees, a relaxed atmosphere with personable service. Are dinners were cooked to perfection and the ambience takes the you back to another place and time...makes you forget that the deplorable Trump was ever elected. He is an American disgrace and nightmare!

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1 Thank Glenn O
Canada
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Found out about this place from TripAdvisor, Muy Buena, excellente!! It's an Argentinian meat restaurant, very reasonably priced, and the food is very delicious. We started with a plate of 4 empanadas, they were incredible. We then both had steaks (beffe di chorizo & lomo de aguja), wonderful char grilled flavor, cooked perfectly. Ended with panna cotta (dulce de lecce).... More 

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1 Thank Acuram
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Love the atmosphere and prices. Walking distance from Mi Casa guesthouse. its a little Argentinian restaurant

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Thank Mashalarusa
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Costa Rica is not known as the best place for a steak but this place stands out. Close to Sabana Park and across from a small park in the city. Had a Bife de Chorizo and having visited Buenos Aires many times, I found it to meet up to all expectations. I liked it so much I went back the... More 

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Thank Whitecat11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Raddison in SAN Jose for a night before traveling on to our next Costa Rica destination. We took a $4 (US) Uber ride to the restaurant. Upon arrival they ask if we had a reservation, we had not. Although we could see they were very busy they were able to accommodate us with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 18:30
Thursday
11:30 - 18:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 5727

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