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3500 W Ramona Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-2199 (Corporate Center Drive or Ramona Blvd)
+1 323-268-4177
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Palmdale, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been going to brunch at Luminarias for special occasions since the late 70's. What I enjoy is the variety of foods offered, not always the same. Of course traditional Mexican food, American options, seafood, Italian pastas, and every variety of desserts. Not a sweet eater but tried the Bananas Foster. Amazing! Service great, not chintzy with champagne, Mariachi's entertaining,... More 

Thank Norma S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I officiated a wedding at this venue. Beautiful outdoor space with firepits. Private space great for photos. Great views. The Ballroom BuenaVista Room fantastic beautiful white room with a stunning chandelier and fabric draped with twinkling lights.

Thank Labell D
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes going in because of the ambiance, transporting you momentarily to mexico. But as the food was served, it was all downhill. the appetizers was so so, the soup acceptable, but the mains was not even palatable. Eat at your nearest mexican restaurant and I am definite that you will eat better.

Thank docronp
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Plan to arrive before sun sent and request for a window table, or if available, you can sea at the patio - sometimes reserved for large parties. The restaurant is located at a hill so the view is good. The restaurant offers valet parking and self parking; you may want to consider using the valet parking since the self parking... More 

Thank FGTraveler
Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Luminarias is a restaurant on a hill. The place evokes old Mexican charm. Exquisite dining experience. Delectable food. Great fine dining experience!

Thank stregine
La Puente, CA
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It has been years since I'd been here and the updates are beautiful. The large, traditional decor is awesome as are the food and drinks. The servers were very attentive and friendly, making our family lunch all the more pleasant. Great location and outdoor seating, plenty of parking.

Thank irtorres
Upland, California
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We have been here many times over the years for Father's Day & Mother's Day brunch as well as for Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and various functions and celebrations with each being a positive experience, that is until now. The brunch this Father's Day was mediocre at best, the best thing about the food were the Waffles, Menudo, hand made... More 

Thank Travel1763
Los Angeles, California, United States
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really spectacular restaurant with lots of facility for groups and also nice outdoor dinning, with a great view. .Unfortunately the food doesn't compare to the physical environment.

Thank Jerry J
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The waiter was attentive warranted the 20% we left. Food was good, jumbo shrimp in an excellent Diablo sauce w grilled vegs, fiesta appetizer very ample for 2-3, good carnitas. Prices on the high end of reasonable for the service , ambiance and quality. An LA icon better known for Latino themed parties, wedding receptions etc.

Thank Graykat2
Rowland Heights
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016

The restaurant offers you a variety of authenic flavors from several parts of Mexico. You name it, it's there. The Sunday brunch has everything that a brunch lover wants, including prime rib, shrimps, oysters on the half shell, and crab legs. Oh, don't forget the all you can drink champagne. But, the best part of the entire experience was the... More 

Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 W Ramona Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-2199
    (Corporate Center Drive or Ramona Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Park
  • Phone Number: +1 323-268-4177

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