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La Esquina de Buenos Aires

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Calle 11 Av corner 4 | Detras DE LA Iglesia DE LA Soledad, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2223 1909
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing. Best meal in Costa Rica. I had the Lomito with Bernaise. Amazing flavor and great quality meat. It was $17. I have paid $50 for this filet in the US! Service is phenomenal as well.

Thank carlercary
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is good idea to book if you're going during busy hours. Go with enough time and enjoy every single dish that you order. It is a fantastic place!

Thank Sra. L
Seville, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this steak house on our first night in San Jose and I have booked it for our last as it was so fantastic, it is a cosy,intimate little place with great service, we waited at the bar for five minutes before being seated, it was busy so I would advise booking, we ordered a mixed grill for two... More 

Thank martin007fish
Charleston, SC
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is tilted to Argentine with an emphasis on meat, however there are many non-meat choices. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a Parisian Brasserie. The service is excellent with most staff speaking some English. My wife had melon and ham followed by linguine with spicy shrimp. I had muscles Provencal followed by a green salad. I had an Argentinean... More 

Thank mNewmanStudio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good, you can get there on foot from San José down town. Is a small nice place, excelente to have a business such or dinner

Thank Vivian L
San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy restaurant in San Jose with an extensive wine list and delicious steaks. The bar is charming and fun.

Thank julierC6816EE
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't get a place on Friday, nor on Saturday; this place is really appreciated. We've got ourselves a table on Sunday evening. It is quite expensive but worth its money. My wife had Lomito (beef) al Roquefort, delicious. Myself, I took the fish, corvina (sea bass) del Mar. Also delicious.

Thank Cristian M
Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best steak house I've ever tried, the service, the quality of the ingredient dishes, everything is good.

Thank naval74
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant many time in the last 5 years. As a lover of Lamb, I always had an excellent meal and received a friendly service. It is conveniently located near most hotels in San Jose.

Thank CasalasBrisascr
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a die-hard meat lover, but after reading a lot of good reviews, decided to taste Argentinian cuisine. However, it wasn't meant to be as I happened to be alone that night. The place was busy, no table or bar stool were unoccupied. After a few minutes of standing in the middle of the restaurant (the place is... More 

Thank ExSamurai

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American, Gluten Free Options
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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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

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