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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” (241 reviews)
“empanadas” (58 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll 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 4 days ago via mobile

Oh my GOD I have never had the attention I had in this place... and it wasn’t only good customer service but the waiter was sooo attentive to my daughter that he even made her want to sit on her own chair (tantrum moment with...More

Thank Milena M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here for lunch after exploring the San José Center and food was absolutely amazing. I think it was best steak in Costa Rica😉

Thank modernAdams
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice atmosphere in this restaurant where waiters and waitresses will be looking after you attentively. During the meal, I happened to drop my fork. I did not have the time to reach down and pick it up before the staff handed me a...More

Thank Nicolas_Francoise
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect stop when visiting the National or Jade Museums. The restaurant has great decor and atmosphere. Food is exquisite and unique. Black fettuccine and shrimp was excellent. A great variety of meat dishes as well. Despite being upscale the restaurant is reasonably priced. Very...More

Thank iangfleming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Great steak - tasty and melt in the mouth with a lovely sauce. Flambé Apple crepe - out of this world. Good wine and friendly staff.

Thank rkbinkent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place near as I can tell caters to mostly locals. Its a tiny bit off the main tourist area, and is very modest on the outside. Hard to imagine too many tourists stumbling on it back before smartphones and the internet. But holy mackerel,...More

Thank AlphaDog71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought it would be interesting to go to an Argentinian restaurant in Costa Rica so we choose La Esquina and we were very glad we did. The restaurant does make you feel like you are in BA. The steak was terrific. The menu is...More

Thank Suetime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best meat restaurants in Costa Rica, although the food is not very varied in Central America this place surprises for its quality and variety, something expensive but worth it

Thank T6731MAluiss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garlic shrimp, incredible sangria and a steak dinner to die for! Excellent service and very reasonably priced. We will defiantly be back!

Thank Robin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best steakhouse that I’ve visited in San Jose. They take pride in their restaurant and it shows through and through Food - 4 The quality of meats served are high. Flavored well, cooked well and meats are juicy. The other dishes...More

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