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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” (257 reviews)
“empanadas” (57 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 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

This is the perfect small place that you want to go after you had a long day in the capital. The steaks are good, and the Italian options are also good. Service is superb

Thank Richomc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a small Argentino restaurant, nice decoration, the people ar very kind, the steak are really good, well cooked, nice lasaña, have a lot of drinks and big menu. If you want to go you need make a reservation..

Thank PIER V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday evening (6.6.18), we (4 people) did not reserve a table, just wannted to have a nice steak with Malbec. The Restaurant was fully booked, we got a nice table for a limited time (90 minutes). very good food, nice winelist, perfect service.

Thank Stefan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not very easy to find good restaurants in the center of San José, this was truly a great surprise. Real Argentian food, had a Roquefort empadana and the Mini Punta de Cuadril with pasta. It truly made me feel like I was in Buenos...More

Thank carmengilvrolijk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Esquina de Buenos Aires is a small restaurant in downtown San José with a great argentinian vibe. If you want to have great meat this is the place for you. My favorite is the Malbec Tenderloin or the Roquefort Tenderloin. As an appetizer I...More

Thank Ana Elena S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can get there early, you can sometimes just walk in and get a seat. We couldn't get a reservation, so decided to go elsewhere, but then walked by and the waiter suggested we just come on in! What a charming atmosphere and delicious...More

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cozy and well decorated restaurant places you in an atmosphere like you have stepped into Argentina. The food is absolutely wonderful and traditional. There is something for everyone’s liking and the Sangria is a must. They have an extensive menu and good wine selection....More

1  Thank naturalrachel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is an authentic Argentinean. when you are in, the atmosphere is genuine and the dishes are prepared as if we were in Buenos Aires. really great!!

Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small place, but full of good things. Everything in that place is great, the food, the wine (sangría!!!), the music, the people. Love it!!

Thank jloaiciga29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint restaurant. Good service and great wine & food. Went on a Monday evening and it was almost full. I suggest you make reservations.

Thank ShannonTX
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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
US$20 - US$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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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