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La Gauchada

175m sur del Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 6916
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
10 Oct 2017
“Good quality that doesn't change”
9 Jul 2018
“Got my Empanada fix in Costa Rica”
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Latin, Argentinian, South American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
175m sur del Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We were trying to another restaurant, but saw this one and took a chance. We discovered it wasn’t a chance but a tasty surprise! We got one carne and one jamón y queso. They were bigger than ones in Argentina, but we were ok with...More

Thank viajarwithmike
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I don't know for how long this place has been here but it seems forever. The argentianan empanadas are perfect comfort food but they have great pasta and meat options. It's one of those small old places that you can always rely on. The customer...More

Thank Mariela Quesada M
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Argentina Empanadas are outstanding and are large. We tried the chicken and beef, both were full of meat and great tasting. The dough was light and airy. Served hot and not greasy.Some of the best tasting empanadas we have ever tasted in our travels...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed June 29, 2017

For once, reasonable prices, great empanadas and salad is fresh, but really dirty bathrooms and tables. Even the people that work there do not seem clean, but when in another country, you just go with it. This place has been here for at least 30+...More

Thank Greatbodies
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The perfect place to have argentinan Empanadas. I have tried these in many countries and from many cooks yet these ones were the best.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed February 24, 2016

It is a small hole in the wall type of place. From the outside it looks very simple. The Empanadas are deep frayed I had a Spinach and then a tomato empanada. My wife tried the corn one and she loved. For main coarse I...More

1  Thank Pocho P
Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you want the best fried Argentinain empanadas, the Gauchada is the place to go. They offer between 5 and 10 different stuffings and meat of the grill as well. This is one of the few places that has been around for more than 30...More

1  Thank nealcr
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I live just a block away from this place but never really entered it until someone recommended it to me. The place is small-ish, 5 little tables inside and a few others kind of outside. Nothing special about the place but the empanadas are great....More

Thank corina0210
Reviewed May 6, 2015

While there's many Argentinean restaurants in San Jose this is the only one serving authentic Argentinean cuisine and this has been confirmed by Argentinians who frequent this place. So if you're in the mood for an authentic Argentinean empanada or a milanesa you can't go...More

1  Thank Costa-Rican_reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2015

really greassy food and not so fresh! I ordered choripan and the chorizo was still raw!!! The empanadas was better, but they could offer better food and service.

Thank Steluvava
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175m sur del Canal 7 | Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2232 6916
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