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la luz restaurant & bar

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French, Contemporary, Fusion, Bistro
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alto de las palomas | hotel alta las palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 2282 4160
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: La luz restaurant+bar combine mediterranean cuisine specialties with costa...
La luz restaurant+bar combine mediterranean cuisine specialties with costa rican tropical fresh products from local organic farmers. Let our chef angelo to indulge your senses in a exquisite culinary experience at la luz restaurant+bar, rated as one of the best restaurants in san jose
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed every bite

My wife and I ate at this place twice, for lunch and dinner. We were extremely pleased with everything we had. You have to try the sea bass ceviche and the burger. The meat, fish, and ingredients were very fresh. Also the combination of the flavor was delightful. For dinner we tried the heart of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Traverse City, Michigan
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the hotel, so breakfast was included. As it is a smaller, boutique hotel, the buffet was not overly abundant. It included a couple of hot Tico options, along with eggs and breakfast meats. It also had fresh fruit, yogurt and breads. It was certainly enough to fill us up, but it wasn't a remarkable meal. I wish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I ate at this place twice, for lunch and dinner. We were extremely pleased with everything we had. You have to try the sea bass ceviche and the burger. The meat, fish, and ingredients were very fresh. Also the combination of the flavor was delightful. For dinner we tried the heart of palm salad, the pumpkin soup,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived here for a business dinner. This pace has the best service I have ever received in a restaurant, the hotel in which the restaurant resides is breathtaking, with an awesome view. The food options are great and change every two months, and are prepared flawlessly! Also, we came here with 2 vegetarian invitees and the chef explained them... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was truly blown away by the food, hospitality, service, and accommodations this restaurant made for our meals during the wonderful stay at the Alta Hotel. My fiance and I were so impressed, we are having our entire wedding party stay here upon our return to Costa Rica this November so we can all experience the culinary joy and masterful... More 

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Staying at the Alta was unbelievable. Except for this place. Please don't take this as anything against the hotel. Except for: a. It's in the same building and owned by the same people. (Shane on them). b. This is where you're free breakfast comes from. (Ditto) The food here is terrible!! The decor, location, furnishings and even the silverware are... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was fabulous -- from appetizers to desserts-- and the service impeccable I cannot think of anything I disliked.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The place is beautiful with an amazing view, the service from the moment we walked in until we left was flawless, the food was fresh and perfectly made, we had the Tuna wrap, Corvina Taco, Churrasco and Lomito saltado, everything was perfect, the appearance and flavors. Overall we had a delightful lunch

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We shared delicious margaritas watching an amazing sunset over the mountains :) would definitely come here again! For lunch ceviche was to die for!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Truly an amazing dining experience! I had the seabass and my girlfriend had some sort of pasta and we were both very impressed. The entertainment for the night really added to the overall tranquil, relaxing, yet elegant atmosphere of the restaurant. It's a great place for a couple to have a nice, romantic dinner with delicious food and excellent service.

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Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

To begin, the restaurant staff was incredible. They made us feel welcomed from the minute we stepped through the door. The ambiance of the space is incredibly romantic and we happened to go on a night with a live jazz band, which just added to the experience. The food is by far some of the best we have eaten in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: alto de las palomas | hotel alta las palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2282 4160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Fusion, Bistro

Description

La luz restaurant+bar combine mediterranean cuisine specialties with costa rican tropical fresh products from local organic farmers. Let our chef angelo to indulge your senses in a exquisite culinary experience at la luz restaurant+bar, rated as one of the best restaurants in san jose

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