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Aqui Es

Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
+506 2221 5727
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (15 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian
$$ - $$$
Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious Argentina food in downtown San Jose. We stayed at the Grans del Oro, and it took us just a few minutes to walk there. We loved it so much, we went back a second night.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here for a second time, but this time was a complete miss. Meat was tough and grisly. Tried two different cuts an both were a disappointment. My first go around food much better, probably won’t go back, because I did try two different cuts...More

Thank Beaver1964
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We picked Aqui Es off of Trip Advisor because it was in the Sabana neighborhood where we were staying in San Jose. We ended up having the best meal of our trip! Charming, small Argentinian restaurant with amazing food. We started with empanadas and then...More

Thank betsy1812
Reviewed January 2, 2018

This was recommended by our hotel, and I'm so happy we went off itinerary! the first meal of our 3 week stay in Costa Rica and it set the bar very high (but it was met often). I had the prime rib and my partner...More

Thank Halley G
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Steak was excellent! Kinda weird they close so early! Highly recommend this place but don’t be there after 6 pm on a weekday!

Thank Rik C
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after arriving in San Jose from London. The food, ambience and overall reception were absolutely spot on. I can highly recommend the flank steak. Very welcoming staff, delicious food and excellent experience. Would recommend to all!

Thank Nona1985
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Ice green tea w/ ginger was superb. But kinda noisy since it was located in the busy street. ( expect the cars horn beeping ) well that was a plus. But we enjoyed our dinner. 🆒🆒👍🏻👍🏻🆗

Thank Hun H
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

I have been their regular customer, I had tried several dishes of steak. Finally, I tasted the cut "entraña". It was really good and it was that good I finished it less than in 3 minutes. The lady (Eliana) served me was very kind and...More

Thank har s
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Wonderful! Amazing wines, food and live music in a European atmosphere. Delicious, tender meats, yummy pizzas and quaint place next to the park. My only problem is that they close at 6pm during the week. Why not stay open until 10?

Thank A M
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Most restaurants start with incredible dishes, prices athmosphere and service and as time goes by some or all of the above get sacificed for profit. Aqui es is at that point where everything is INCREDIBLE! Great service, great food, impeccable service and fair prices. Cant...More

Thank vigo65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 2 y Calle 38, San Jose 10108, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2221 5727
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