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La Lluna de Valencia

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Zona rural entre Barva y Santa Barbara de Heredia | San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

If you are looking for a place where the way they treat you is more important than quality/price ratio, this is the place for you. We paid US$100 for a paella, some tapas and non alcohol drinks for two. Actually, an overprized place where as a result of the high prices is used to impress people without the resources to... More 

Thank Marta A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We (4) celebrated a birthday at La Lluna de Valencia and were happily surprised (which is an understatement!) by the personal attention which we received from Vicente, the owner. The typical Valencia food was excellent, the wines superb (yet a bit pricey) and the atmosphere (music, entertainment from Vicente) very positively different from any other place we know in the... More 

Thank Thinkcostarica
Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We came back to La Lluna de Valencia to celebrate my son's birthday. It is his favorite place. Therefore, we ordered a whole table to tapas, plus my son's favorite the rabbit of the house. Every dish was beautiful, flavorful and worth eating, from the Pappas Bravas to the sardines. The family who owns the restaurant are always friendly and... More 

Thank Blossom S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Paella montañesa!!! the only place in Costa Rica i have had this dish really great!! the service and the speed the prepare things i great also

Thank Diego m
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We have been there many times and it is always a great place. For lunch in Sundays they have a flamenco show that is great. The service is excellent, the food is great and the sangría is the best. The only thing that they can improve is the attention to kids: maybe a playground or crayons to paint.

Thank GabyI1980
Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place for Spanish food, appetizers, main dishes... anything. Really liked the place, food and service. The owner is ussually around making sure you have a good time.

Thank Fernando H
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Been here three times. Love it. Great paella. The owner comes around and squirts wine into your mouth from a boata bag. Pleasing ambience. Decent prices. Looking forward to another visit to this fine restaurant.

Thank Kip C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Amazing is the best word to describe this place, amazing food, great prices, incredible staff, the best paella in Costa Rica

Thank Gabho G
Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I first looked in the internet and I saw these reviews, I asked in facebook and this place recommended, so I went there with my wife and 8 years old daughter, and it was a good experience, the food, the dancing (show) they had that day, everything was really good. We paid around $80 for 3 people, I think it... More 

Thank Alexdiazherr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a nice paella and this place has it!! The owner is a Spanish guy . Not sure why he decided to locate the restaurant so far away, but it was worth the ride. Also tried the pulpos a la gallega and they are great. The place has live flamenco dance on the first Sunday every month

Thank Jorge F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zona rural entre Barva y Santa Barbara de Heredia | San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 22696665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?