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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (218 reviews)
“empanadas” (54 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle 11 Av corner 4 | Detras DE LA Iglesia DE LA Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exceptional seamless service. And as my husband said, 'the best steak he has ever had.' We were full bit ordered the chocolate pudding between 3 of us. It was very big and to die for. Considering we were full we were fighting over it. Lovely...More

Thank thethreestevens
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in San Jose looking for a local restaurant with a true argentinian grill ambience and food. This is a great option. Is not fancy, but has a lot of local flavor. The food is really good. The service is fast and clean....More

Thank Luis H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This Steak House drips San Francisco/New York old school cool...I had carpaccio as an appetizer and a small steak (with potatoes and salad) for a main. Unreal! Ambiance extraordinaire. Service beyond the pale. I celebrated my 60th birthday there (for lunch). Reservations a MUST...This is...More

Thank kentwallace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy place, but they were nice enough to accomodate us without a reservation, but I would not recommend risking it! Service was impeccable, food was pretty good, and the wine list and our selection was STUNNING. Highly recommend!

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have ate here many times over the last 10 years, always great , our favorite place to dine in San Jose !

Thank andrew b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on a Friday, it was about a 30 min drive from Escazu, but well worth it. We ordered a melted cheese and marlin for appetizers, and a steak for entree, both were very good. At first I was disappointed as the steak...More

Thank Alejandro A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel to San Jose Costa Rica on average every six months and stay a week at a time. This steak house is so good I eat there at least three of the days Im there.Its a hidden gem that only the locals and travelers...More

Thank Boyd H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we were seated until we finished the last super yummy desert, it was top notch. We had empanadas and other appetizers. Our meals ranged from delicious steaks, garlic shrimp pasta and a vegetarian dish. Everyone loved their dish. Do indulge in the...More

Thank Raiderfe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant at the end of our Costa Rica journey. We really enjoyed the dinner. Both the steak and the Pasta were really delicious. If this was not our last evening in San Jose, we would have gone there again.

Thank Piet1005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually ate here two nights in a row because it was so good. The french onion soup was excellent as were the empanadas. The steaks are grass feed and most are imported (I believe from Argentina) I had both a ribeye and a new...More

Thank nrbnate
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Need reservation for 6 tonight, no answer on the telephone!! Fernando Schmidt
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
Hi, are you open Christmas day?
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
you went here too? me too just wanted to share that you are right they almost give you the food on the mouth with the fork. love the service. question how so you feel about the area? i never had problems but i do see the people that work here like very protective about there place. i wonder why
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
US$20 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
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
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