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Restaurante La Luz at The Alta Hotel

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Contemporary, Bistro, Fusion
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Alto de Las Palomas | Alta Hotel, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 2282 4160
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 23
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best place have lunch or dinner!!!

Rest. La Luz is the best, I had the opportunity to have lunch with my colleagues after a business meeting and everything was fantastic, the food, the service, the views of San Jose from the restaurant, the privacy of the hotel. I choose it also to go for dinner and at night is even better, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Gaby B
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Alajuela, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Rest. La Luz is the best, I had the opportunity to have lunch with my colleagues after a business meeting and everything was fantastic, the food, the service, the views of San Jose from the restaurant, the privacy of the hotel. I choose it also to go for dinner and at night is even better, very recommended!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Stayed at this hotel and ate the breakfast and lunch at the hotel. Good selections for breakfast (American, continental or Costa Rican) and the lunch menu also had good selections. Food was very tasty, had the grilled chicken in passion fruit sauce with cassava and grilled tomatoes and a caprise salad. Very efficient service and reasonable prices.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had several really great meals at La Luz during our time at the Alta Hotel. Really unique and inspired international cuisine that's still definitely has some Costa Rican influence. After dining around several great restaurants in San Jose, this was the one I found myself consistently coming back to. Professional chefs and a beautiful location.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Entering this hotel is like entering a castle. It is grand with stone steps lined with reading nooks down to the La Luz. We were the only couple there on a Friday night, but we enjoyed that. The food was expensive but we especially enjoyed the crème brulee assortment dessert. Overall a lovely time out with my husband in a... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the past year. To be consistent in this business means everything! We dream of the tomato, avocado, hearts of palm salad! Pasta is perfectly cooked. Servings are more than adequate. Love this place!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I had a business meeting at the Hotel during the morning and we decide to stay for lunch!! Such an excellent choice !! The food was fantastic and the view of the restaurant is amazing! Very recommended!!

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Today I had the opportunity to have lunch in La Luz Restaurant with my colleagues, after we had a meeting we decided to stay and have lunch and it was the best decision. The staff is great and food was authentic. The environment of La Luz it's phenomenal with a unique view of Santa Ana valley! 100% recommended!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

La Luz was in the hotel we stayed in, and I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and food that we enjoyed at the restaurant. I sampled a fish dish and loved it. Also, the atmosphere could not have been better. Windows open overlooking the neighboring town.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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22 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have been here 3 times prior with the new management and once before the ownership change took place. There has been a huge improvement and the new management does try new ideas and innovational strategies to drive business impact! The decor polish up and the use of the garden areas was a smart move and does add lots of... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So I went to the hotel in August 2014 to have dinner at their restaurant "La Luz". Food was good, service was good...but when I got to my car, the window was broken and all my personal stuff stolen! The hotel administrator talked to me, told me they will cover everything, since the Security Guard didn't noticed when a car... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alto de Las Palomas | Alta Hotel, 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: Contemporary, Bistro, Fusion

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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