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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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this restaurant during my trip to Costa Rica, if I have one regret about my trip it would be that I only ate here one time. From the appetizers to the entree everything was better than the dish that preceded it.We started with the cheese play, it was amazing, For an entree I had the Pork Tenderloin and... More 

Thank Matthew D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant sits in the internal patio of a colonial style building. The atmosphere is really really nice, and is worth the visit just to sit and relax in such a beautiful place. The food, however is nothing special. You won't hate your food, but you will find serious execution problems in every dish... that is, if you are at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the finest restaurants downtown, with a gourmet selection of dishes, which makes it one of the best options for specail occasions. Gotta try it!

Thank Eduardo P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

El Grano de Oro is one of my favorites in San Jose. Good food and service. A good wine selection also. The building and ambient are very nice.

Thank Chunchita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grano de Oro is a delightful place. A lovely place to eat. Kind employees and great food! Love Grano de oro!

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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I last rated this place I underrated the place, but lunch yesterday was exquisite. We are not big esters so we often do is order one entrée and another thing. Yesterday it was their heavenly ravioli and their Frisee salad. It is rare for us to ever wipe the plates clean, but we thoroughly enjoyed our unhurried lunch in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebrating our first 6 months together, my girlfriend invited me for a Sunday breakfast at Grano de Oro (we are locals). There are outside tables in the center terrace but we chose an inside table close to the window. Decoration is beautiful all around, not only for the Restaurant but also the Hotel, which seemed to be full occupied. It... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Grano de Oro for dinner. It is a beautiful setting. The courtyard area is quaint and romantic. It would be perfect for a date. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants I have ever visited. Beautiful atmosphere, great waiters, incredible food. Recommend highly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is supposed to be one of the best in San José if not in Costa Rica. So, expectations where high. Minimum as high as the prices they charge. The interior reminds of that old classy style you rarely find. I would call it Grandezza. Very nice. Reception was friendly, service all over the evening attentive and laid back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International
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
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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?