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Restaurante La Luz at The Alta Hotel

Old Road between Escazu and Santa Ana, Escazu, Costa Rica
2282-4160
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Ranked #11 of 96 restaurants in Escazu
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

About a week ago, my wife and I went to the La Luz restaurant inside the Alta hotel for a dinner which also featured Tango dancers. My comment to them at the time was that it is rare to have an evening out where every course of a dinner was excellent, to the point where you would not have changed... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have frequented the restaurant several times over the last 15 years and unlike so many establishments, even when changes take place in the kitchen, the quality of the food remains at a consistent high level. Table service has always been very good as are the surroundings. I strongly recommend La Luz for a great high quality meal. The Hotel... More

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The food was fantastic! The service was great as well except for one night however we were still very impressed. Out of the way however if you are staying in hotel alta or in the area I would highly recommend eating here!

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La Guacima
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

New management and new chef have lessened, not enhanced the appeal of this formerly great restaurant. Still has residual elegance with view and orchids but food mediocre and expensive. I feel badly for attentive waiter and host.

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had been looking for a place to eat breakfast and came across this place. It's very close to us so we decided to give it a go. It is in the Alta Hotel which is decorated beyond perfectly. I kept joking that I wanted to move in. Very modern, very tastefully done, and absolutely beautiful! Beautiful views that didn't... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just up in the hills above Escazu, the Hotel Alta is a hidden gem. The interior design is stunning in both architecture and appointment. The views from the La Luz dining room are great. The service is attentive and extremely friendly. The menu was extensive and unique. The food was excellent (pumpkin risotto with portobello mushrooms). And the price turned... More

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

True to its name La Luz is bringing enlightenment to Costa Rican dining. I have now had four meals there and will probably be back for lunch today. I am a foodie. I hope this is not too arrogant, but it takes something different or interesting to really appeal to me. I hate to waste good money on mediocre food.... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A friend and I recently had lunch at La Luz, a restaurant in Hotel Alta. The setting was lovely. The restaurant overlooks the garden area of the hotel with a sweeping vista of the valley. The breeze from the hillside added to the surroundings and enhanced the tropical feeling Costa Rica offers, without the heat. Both our meals were expertly... More

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Dining area is not wheelchair (or in our case, stroller) accessible. The food was average to below average. There are much better places in Santa Ana and Escazu.

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Denver, Colorado
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

There weren't a lot of great vegetarian options on the menu, but enough to keep us happy for 2 nights and 3 days. But really, it's just nice to sit in the beautiful big room that overlooks the pool, the trees, and the city. When we were there, it was still the slow season, so we were often the only... More

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