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“Amazing decor, great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Grano de Oro

Restaurante Grano de Oro
Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
506-2255-3322
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Ranked #2 of 345 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International, Costa Rican
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
New York City, New York
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“Amazing decor, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We recently ate dinner at Restaurante Grano de Oro. Definitely a great idea for a special (and more expensive) night out while in Costa Rica. The decor and atmosphere was absolutely amazing, and they had a very extensive wine list. The food was very tasty, but a bit on the pricey side. Good for a romantic dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Providenciales
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13 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Sumputuos dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Surrounded by exquisite stained glass windows,the dining room & patio exude calm, the food is a creative & graciously served.

Visited August 2012
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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“Elegant and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Grano de Oro is a beautiful Tropical Victorian mansion converted into an international restaurant. The cuisine is diverse, a mix of European and Costa Rican dishes. You can eat delicious steaks, pasta and magnificent fish.

I especially recommend the escargots as an appetizer and the lomito. However, according to one of my friends, the corvina cardamomo was outstanding. Desserts are, also, highly recommendable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“GREAT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

In my opinion the best gourmet restaurant in CR!
Its expensive but it worth it.
All the dishes Ive tried, I fall in love with.
Really a nice place for couples, special ocations...
good parking lot

Visited August 2012
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Oviedo, Florida
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“Beautiful location in Barrio Amon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

good food served in an classical, nicely refurbished, building in the most interesting part of downtown SJ, Barrio Amon. Food is very good, if a little over priced.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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