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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%
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“steak” (271 reviews)
“empanadas” (59 reviews)
“pasta” (69 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
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 2 days ago

A few days ago my family and I wanted to have a good stake and we heard that in this restaurant we can have one of the best meats in San José So, we use WAZE and head directly to La Esquina de Buenos Aires....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pablo-finco
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a reservation at 6p (when they opened) and got there 10 min before. (I thought that was the polite thing to do). Angry owner opens the door and let us in but tell us not to expect service until 6. (Didn't like the tone)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Monica M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was very good. Parking service assistant available. Went in without a booking and they did accommodate us in the bar. The menu was huge with so many options. We had several dishes in the bar and none of them was bad. The only thing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nikolaos82
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been fortunate to travel many places and this was one on the best meals we have ever been served. Waiter Walter Alvarado and Chef Mathias Ferreira were outstanding. I will come back to San Jose just to eat at this restaurant

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank joesB907XS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was only slightly upstaged by the amazing service. This is a must visit. If you are lucky enough to visit the sangria is wonderful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shawnc433
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best sangria in Costa Rica and the best steak! Incredible environment! Definitely will visit again soon

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kareng692
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best steak in town. I had the tenderloin which was adequate and tender. The ayote and corn soup was rich and tasty. The steak came with mini potatoes and salad. The San grúas were stout and large bordering on too much for me but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wonderlust_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Esquina de Buenos Aires is simply the best place. Food without a question what you would expect from a top rest. in any other city. Service is perfect, with people that has been working there for many years which says a lot about the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kenny A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was crowded and so we had to wait almost an hour to be seated. The manager kept sending us bocas on the house to calm our hunger, while we sipped on delicious wine. Excellent ambience and succulent meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gflastersteing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was across the road from our Hotel (Colonial) and is amazingly popular. It was busy / full all three nights we were there so we booked and had a great meal. It is of course Argentinian and the menu was extensive, especially meats, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tony R
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19 November 2017|
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Response from unhadachalada | Reviewed this property |
reach them via whatsapp +506 8457 1002
10 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
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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