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la luz restaurant & bar

Alto de Las Palomas | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
+506 2282 4160
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sea bass” (9 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“alta hotel” (15 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, Costa Rican, Mediterranean, Fusion, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Alto de Las Palomas | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had very high expectations and wanted to visit it for a long time. We went there for lunch taking advantage of our family visit to Costa Rica but left very disappointed. There were only 2 tables being served at the moment (ours and another...More

Thank Giannina S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The food in here is small by American standards, but delightfully presented, and perfectly cooked. We ate breakfast twice here, and dinner, and every meal was beautiful, tender, and cooked to perfection . Jorge is particular skilled in service - I don't often come across...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Pros: - Food Quality is in line with many other places in Escazu and Santa Ana - Live Music a couple of time during the week. - Romantic Place Cons: - Price is a little bit high - The wood in the restaurant looks old...More

Thank AndrewNY2015
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I knew I should not have high expectations and it was only the place I wanted to see. We ordered the tuna entree, which was the worst I have ever tried. Although the presentation was good, the pieces of fish felt like chunks of meat...More

Thank Mytheretxu
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Limited menu but food was excellent as was the wine. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. We had grilled sea bass and was perfect

Thank Sedgtrav1
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed at the hotel connected with this restaurant, and as a result we experienced 2 dinners and one breakfast at La Luz. The menu for both evenings was the same, and consisted of some half dozen or so choices for entrees, mains and desserts....More

Thank Foxy-Froggy
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

La Luz is one of the best restaurants in San Jose, located in a old house that has been newly renovated and now also functions as one of the best hotels in San Jose. It is not located in the city center so if you...More

Thank RoteFuchs
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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
Sofía V, Director de Relaciones Públicas at la luz restaurant & bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hello, Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed our variety of dishes and the restaurant overall. We hope to see you back soon!

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 ......More

Thank bandman2014
Sofía V, Director de Relaciones Públicas at la luz restaurant & bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hello, Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you always enjoy our cuisine, ambiance and service. We are really pleased to fullfill your expectations, hope to see you back soon as always!

Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank sevencats2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alto de Las Palomas | Alto de las Palomas, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2282 4160
  • E-mail
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.
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