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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 #22 of 89 restaurants in Escazu
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Dec 18, 2013
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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25 reviews 25 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

the food in the La Luz restaurant at the Alta hotel is fantastic. We stayed at the hotel for three nights and ate there each night, the choice on the menu is varied, the prices reasonable and the meals that we enjoyed between us were extremely well presented and fantastically tasty with friendly service

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ciudad de mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I have been to the "La Luz" Restaurant on numerous ocasions and this is the first time I write a review. I would like to begin by saying that the entrance to the Hotel Alta and the walk down to the lobby is always breath taking with the high arched cieling. The restaurant itself is very cozy and overlooks the... More

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Dinner, the table cloths & napkins, clean but worn out. Average food, but a great marini. Breakfast, wonderful service, but poor food.

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