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la luz restaurant & bar

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alto de las palomas | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 2282 4160
06:30 - 22:00
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Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed open air dining on a clear evening in this pretty venue in the Alta hotel where were staying. The service was attentive and met our range of diet, from beef to vegetarian and accommodated our requests. Dishes were nicely prepared.

Thank CalifornianWayfarer
San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I always look forward visiting the Alta as the ambiance, food, and service are superb. The owner of this hotel Restaurant has a clear understanding how to run his business I have very high expectations when dining out and they are all met here ... I just love coming here.

Thank bandman2014
Kansas City, MO
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

La Luz could be a great restaurant if the food wasn't so inconsistent. We had two dinners there and found the dishes to be hit or miss. First courses were excellent, but the fish mains were a little dry. One night the pasta with tomato sauce and mozzarella came with no trace of mozzarella. When we pointed it out to... More 

Thank sevencats2
San Diego, CA
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent service and food, the quality and taste is very upscale with fair prices. Strongly recommend for a romantic dinner or a relaxing meeting.

Thank Rick_Lpz
Sofía V, Director de Relaciones Públicas at la luz restaurant & bar, responded to this review

Hello Rick, Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you back soon! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Been a few times, sometimes good, sometimes horrible. Staff is always different and service is hit or miss.

Thank chickenduck666
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed at hotel Alta and ate at la Luz often. The same meal eaten on different days ranged from lovely to sub par. My daughter ordered Chefs Sea Bass and the fish was delicious. Covered with shrimp and a richly flavoured sauce....she ordered it several days later and no shrimp,no sauce, dry fish. Wait staff, however, were consistently exceptional

Thank DeborahLouette
Upland, CA
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at this beautiful restaurant in the Alta hotel several times for both breakfast and dinner. Most of these meals have been among the best eaten anywhere. Unfortunately, our last dinner experience did not quite live up to previous visits. We ate with our adult sons and dinner started off well enough. As other reviewers have mentioned, service is... More 

Thank whiningyapper
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant! Started with wine and tapas. For dinner we had the sea bass and tenderloin. Both meals and service were excellent! Wait staff super nice and accommodating. Absolutely beautiful view. The hotel that the restaurant resides in is also a gem. Check it out!

Thank vdeaux
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is more like a French fusion cuisine restaurant with very fancy decoration in a hotel. Food is great, prices are fine. What we didn't like was all the stairs we had to step to get to the restaurant. Besides that, this is the most romantic restaurant in my opinion.

Thank Michael C
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We enjoyed both a romantic dinner and a quiet breakfast at La Luz while staying at the Alta Hotel. Stylish decor, remarkable lighting features, overlooking a beautiful, grand Guanacaste tree...looking forward to planning a large dinner party under this venerable old tree one day! LOVED the avocado and hearts of palm salad and my entrée, a humble chicken dish with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 40
European, Costa Rican, Mediterranean, Fusion, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: alto de las palomas | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2282 4160
La luz restaurant+bar 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?