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Restaurante Grano de Oro

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Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
+506 2255 3322
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been recommended this restaurant by friends who had been here a few weeks before. It's located in a splendid venue, that was several former Pozuelo houses and is now a boutique hotel and restaurant. Against this glorious backdrop it was going to be hard to have a meal that stood out. Yet they exceeded expectations. I had a... More 

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Thank Simonhall256
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had lunch there today. French chef with regional influences on his cuisine. I tried the frisée salad and the Corvina Macadamia, sea bass encrusted with macadamia with shredded vegetables and mushroom over an orange butter sauce with a side of rice. It was to die for! To top it off I had the dessert special, an almond cake layered... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a posh dinner when you're visiting San Jose, this should definitely be on your list of options. A great setting and good ambiance, with very attentive service and a comprehensive, interesting menu. A bit pricey ( but blame Brexit for the exchange rate) but well worth it !

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Thank HankEaling
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to have dinner in a very romantic atmosphere. The food is just perfect ! It is great for breakfast as well in the terrace, where you can see the birds. I highly recommend the French toasts and the parfait.

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Thank emiliasaborio
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is excellent and the service too. The ambiance and decoration of the place is very nice. Also you can stay at the hotel. The location is close to downtown

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Thank rurolex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel and the restaurant are excellent. A bit on the pricey side but it is worthy. We had a business dinner with a party of 15 people and we were well attended by 3 staffers.

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Thank Flor C
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Let's start with the location and the architecture of the hotel: SUPERB! The hotel is very conveniently located 3 blocks away from Paseo Colon which is the avenue that leads to downtown San Jose. The hotel's decoration and furniture speak of grandeur and classic elegance. The food is simply great and the variety will surely please even the most demanding... More 

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Thank Evelyn A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Because it was the restaurant connected to our hotel, we had dinner here and breakfast which was included with our room. We couldn't have been happier with the service, the menu, the decor, and the delicious food. One of us has a food allergy and was easily accommodated. The recommended wine was delicious.

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Thank AudreyfromOhio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been looking for my favorite kind of breakfast in San Jose...Trip Advisor ranked Gran Oro as #1. My favorite breakfast is: 1. 2 scrambled eggs done just right - not brown & not runny - & with some chopped up veggies if possible, 2. Good toast with good butter that is not white, dark bread best 3. 2 strips... More 

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Thank Leslie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place. Georgeous decoration, excellent food and great attitude from waiters. May be a little slow but if you are not in a hurry definitely you would enjoy the stay and the food. Classical food well prepared and presented.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 3322
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?