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Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
506-2255-3322
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Ranked #3 of 299 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Restaurant Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine under the expertise of our French chef Francis Canal. Once a simple cafe, this restaurant has evolved into one of San Jose’s finest dining establishments, frequented by locals and tourists alike.Specialty cocktails, classically presented dishes and delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of a magnificent period home with an elegant inner courtyard. The bilingual wait staff provides professional and friendly service. Service is offered throughout the day from 7 am to 10 pm. Restaurant, patio and bar are non-smoking
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is the kind of place you go to celebrate. It's a cute boutique hotel that makes you feel all elegant and classy! We went for lunch, as a celebration. The decorations of the place are very tasteful, the service was really good and the food, the best part of it. Every dish we had was wonderful, good portions and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A superb meal: not to be missed. Quality ingredients, beautifully executed, great service. Top rated wine list!

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Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

One of the better meals we have ever had. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was beautiful. The menu is pricey but your paying for top quality food and drinks. Quail eggs app was to die for. Would most defintely come back to San Jose just for eating here.

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Aiken, South Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

our first night in CR we really didn't want to have to leave the hotel to dine. We were so pleased when we walked in the lounge and smell all the great aromas. we stared out with escargot, moved to light salads then enjoyed perfect prepared fish meal. all should take time to enjoy this place.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The restaurant is part of a hotel styled in a colonisation era design and has a lovely atmosphere. The drinks were great and the food was superb, though the portions were rather big for a french inspired menu.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I were staying at the hotel for our honeymoon and didn't want to leave to eat dinner. We were easily accommodated. After looking briefly at the tripadvisor page we anticipated a relatively expensive meal. We each had drinks, appetizers, and entrees and with tip (20%) and tax our total bill was about $120 for two. Which is... More

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La Jolla, California
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wonderful options and delicious food. Beautiful restaurant, great service. Pricey, but it's a high end restaurant. Not the best choice for a family of 8, but worth the convenience on our last night and morning in Costa Rica.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The restaurant is in an enclosed courtyard of the old mansion and is well appointed. Service was excellent and the menu reasonably extensive. The food was fresh and excellent.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hotel Grano de Oro's restaurant is NICE. As with most "fancy" restaurants, the selection on the menu is rather limited, but the items that they do prepare they prepare very, very well. Portions are fairly small (according to my standards, at least), presentation of the meals is very attractive, and the food is deliciously prepared. The price tag is on... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The ambiance is classy, the service very good and the food well prepared and presented attractively. Chef Pascal Canal and his staff do a great job. Pricey but in line with what you would expect in a high end place.

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