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All 99 Escazu Restaurants

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 99 Restaurants in Escazu
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our ElderTreks Costa Rica tour leader Ollie Quiros took our group for the farewell dinner at this wonderful restaurant at the luxury Alta Hotel in a suburb of San Jose. What a terrific choice! Wonderful food and wine in a five star setting.

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Lansing, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved this restaurant! The service was attentive. The ravioli was rich and delicious and the ceviche was perfect. Ask for wine recommendations--we were given great advice about what would complement our various dishes. A complimentary breakfast is served in the restaurant when you stay at the hotel. It is a great start to your traveling day: eggs your way,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed at the Alta and had an absolutely fabulous dinner at La Luz The Rack if Lamb and Sea Bass were only out done by the outstanding service If you're looking for a great meal and great service this is the place

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Fort Wayne In
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food here is beyond incredibly delicious!! I would honestly say with out a doubt - it was the best food I have ever had in my life- it was that good!!!!!!! Not only does it taste amazing, it is beautifully presented too! The dinners we had were perfect and then the three flavor creme brulee is something I will... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We've been there twice. Once great, once very mediocre. Not sure why - different chef or just bad luck on the menu choice. This place was changing owners, not once i think - so its not an obvious choice for a special night

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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