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“One of the best Steaks in Costa Rica”

La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #10 of 851 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$45
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Located downtown San Jose, is probably one of the best argentinean places in the country. The service is awesome and the place has a great atmosphere, there are pretty juicy cuts and the chinchulines are to die for.

Lots of parking spaces around or take an uber and enjoy a glass of wine or a Quilmes beer with your asado de tira o Carlos Gardel steak.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank Javier R
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Three. Three times I sad- Well done steak. I said it in English to our English speaking waiter. I said it in Spanish. I kept sending my steak back and it kept coming back bloody. I’m giving 2 stars bc the wine was amazing and the empanadas were great. As far as the main course, thanks for ruining my dinner, three times. I’m definitely not going back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Blom77
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

consistently good argentina style food in a cosy athmosphere, we have been there many times and always leave satisfied to returm

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 242markusf
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance , great service good food .Interesting wine list ; I recommend the Chateau Vieux .

Always full with a lively crowd.

Not the best location but worth the trip .

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PhilippeJ826
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Argentina tango music playing
Waiters exactly how they should be
Busy bustling restaurant serving a great menu
Steaks actually amazing
Ambiance fabulous
Red wine gorgeous
Think you get the picture
Apparently hubby reckons toilets were ok
Use taxi or Uber as we did - don’t walk streets at night anywhere in San Jose

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sue H
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