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Restaurante Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
+506 2255 3322
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The place has a very nice European feel, but the food is even better. Not cheap but not extremely expensive either.

Thank Carlos U
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I ate here when we couldn't find any other restaurants open in the area. The bill ended up being around $75. The service and atmosphere were exquisite. We ordered an appetizer, which ended up being a couple of bites big.The bread was...More

Thank ontheriogrande
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best find dining experience we had on our Costa Rica vacation. The dining room surrounds an open-air inner court. Very professional waiting staff. Ample menu of fine cuisine choices. A meal to remember for a long time.

Thank SPeteKiv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grano de Oro Hotel and Restaurant have been restored from a very old home. Just sitting there is a exquisite experience. great breakfast on Sunday and excepcional food always. It is always consistent in service and quality which is refreshing.

Thank Monica O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in San Jose. Superb selection and diverse menu. Variety of local craft beers. And, the ambiance of the restaurant is classy. It is hard to find what one would classify as fine dining in San Jose, but this restaurant certainly...More

Thank Brud D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent. I went here for breakfast because I could not eat gallo pino one more time after 9 weeks in central America. I would definitely recommend eating there if only for the opportunity to see a beautiful and well maintained historic hotel....More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small outside garden patio for out doors eating also covered terraces if it is raining . Good quality food with a decent choice of fare mostly European type food . We found this place was great for an informal family breakfast , service was good...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful restaurant in the Grano de Oro hotel. The food is very good. The service was almost a little too fast as the complimentary amuse bouche came at the same time as the appetizer. We were finished in less than an hour...More

Thank Canuk88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late night drink before going home. The place looks magnificent for it's size and location. Upon arrival, once the staff learned that we stopped for a drink only, their interest dropped. We ordered two cups of designer coffee. The cops...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beutiful and romantic setting, a small garden with a fountain in the middle, good lighting and very cozy atmosphere. This place is perfect for romantic dinners. Nothing here is less than perfect, the staff is super friendly and the food is AMAZING! It...More

Thank Melib2906
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17 May 2017|
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Response from Evelyn A | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They have the menu on their website.
27 March 2017|
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Response from CiroGDO | Property representative |
Good morning! Please contact our reception directly to make your reservation. For our hotel guests we don't have an official dress code but recommend business casual as that is how most of the locals dress when they come to... More
7 June 2016|
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Response from Kenneth H | Reviewed this property |
I asked them about this when I had breakfast today. They have 2 lunch menus. The first starts at 11AM. Then at 2:30 they switch to a "mid afternoon" menu. They use that until 3 or 4 PM.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4 | #251, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2255 3322
  • E-mail
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
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