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“One of the best meals we've had in a restaurant!”

Restaurante Grano de Oro
Ranked #2 of 681 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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
Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to visit Grano de Oro since it was so well rated on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable on the menu and wine list. The complimentary amuse bouche was innovating and delicious. The complete experience along with its dishes was perfect. We recommend the escargot and duck. Great specials and dinner menu. The dishes were beautifully plated and very tasty. We have not visited another restaurant in Costa Rica where we experienced the perfect balance of taste in food,quality of ingredients, price and service. Although the meal was a bit pricey, it was definitely worth it.

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Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is the kind of place you go to celebrate.
It's a cute boutique hotel that makes you feel all elegant and classy!

We went for lunch, as a celebration. The decorations of the place are very tasteful, the service was really good and the food, the best part of it. Every dish we had was wonderful, good portions and cooked to perfection.

We even got to see a small wedding taking place! Very romantic!

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2  Thank ale4_campos
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

A superb meal: not to be missed. Quality ingredients, beautifully executed, great service. Top rated wine list!

2  Thank iglortho
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

One of the better meals we have ever had. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was beautiful. The menu is pricey but your paying for top quality food and drinks. Quail eggs app was to die for. Would most defintely come back to San Jose just for eating here.

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1  Thank WVUfan1234
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

our first night in CR we really didn't want to have to leave the hotel to dine. We were so pleased when we walked in the lounge and smell all the great aromas. we stared out with escargot, moved to light salads then enjoyed perfect prepared fish meal. all should take time to enjoy this place.

1  Thank AudieSisson
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