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“Excelent food and service in a peaceful setting”

la luz restaurant & bar
Ranked #22 of 168 Restaurants in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La luz restaurant combines mediterranean cuisine specialties with Costa Rican tropical fresh products from local organic farmers. Let our chef to indulge your senses into an exquisite culinary experience at La Luz Restaurant & Bar, rated as one of the best restaurants in San José.
ciudad de mexico
1 review
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“Excelent food and service in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

I have been to the "La Luz" Restaurant on numerous ocasions and this is the first time I write a review. I would like to begin by saying that the entrance to the Hotel Alta and the walk down to the lobby is always breath taking with the high arched cieling. The restaurant itself is very cozy and overlooks the Santa Ana Valley, in the summer beautiful view with blue skies and in the winter a bit more melancolic maybe with clouds rolling over the mountains. The food is excellent, I especially enjoy the carpaccio, salmon tartar and as main dishes the Grilled Lomito. Don't forget to leave room for dessert as there is a delicious creme broule on the menu. Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It ain't what it used to be”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Dinner, the table cloths & napkins, clean but worn out. Average food, but a great marini.
Breakfast, wonderful service, but poor food.

Visited November 2011
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best well-kept secret”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

I must confess, the restaurant has earned itself a soft spot in my heart... For it is the usual scene where I celebrate some special occasions (anniversaries, Mother's Day, etc). Ever since I've started to go there, not once have I been disappointed with the food and the service, but there is one thing that did disappoint me, and that is, the lack of clientele.

This is the restaurant that lives up to the phrase "the best well-kept secret." Its food is superb and very memorable---definitely worthy to earn great reviews from Frommers, local major newspaper 'la nacion,' and among others--- but it simply doesn't gather quite a crowd. I would like to have this restaurant appear in A-list radar again soon, hoping the next time I go there, I wouldn't feel bad to have called three days earlier to ask for a reservation,which was obviously unnecessary when you soon realize that you might be the restaurant's only customer for the day.

The menu holds a variety of dishes that will intrigue the palate with dishes that fuses Italian tastes with Costa Rican flavors. Also, the pricing, I believe, is reasonable for a fine cuisine restaurant, and the quality of the food still exceeds the cost that comes later on the check.

The restaurant itself appears that it will need a renovation in a couple of years. Signs of age has set itself on the minute cracks on the wall and on the tilted wall lanterns. The view is of a pool down below, and right across are the neighboring rooftops and some mountain view. Despite all this, the ambiance is still noteworthy.. clean and presentable.

La Luz restaurant delivers a promise of great expectations... Something worth mentioning, and something worth sharing.

  • Visited August 2011
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