Tel: 506 2645 7017
Concierge.com'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.