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La Esquina de Buenos Aires, San José, San José + Central Valley

Costa Rica, Central + South America
Calle 11, between avenidas 4 and 6
San José
Costa Rica
Tel: 506 2645 7017's insider take:

La Esquina de Buenos Aires in downtown San José is run by an Argentine native who has decorated the restaurant's wood-paneled interior with historic prints and posters from his homeland. Needless to say, the menu is heavy on prime meats (churrasco steaks, chorizo, pork tenderloin), and there's a long list of malbec wines. A variety of pastas and seafood dishes such as camarones porteños (shrimp in creamy fish sauce) keep noncarnivores happy, too.—Christopher P. Baker

Open Mondays through Fridays 11:30 am to 3 pm and 6 to 10:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 10 pm.

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