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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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7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 2 weeks ago

Great place, fine dinner and great staff. They also have a good selections of wines, a bit expensive.

Thank Qxdev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building has been restored and it’s a great piece of Victoria architecture! The food is high end and very specialized. Fine dining at its best!

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stay at the hotel as well. As soon as the driver to this hotel had his moment, hè told us that we have to eat here. He was the second one who advised us, so we did. We had lamb and tenderloin (in a...More

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had amazing coconut drink, “cocanita”. Bartender did amazing job recommending is drinks and introducing hotel Grano de Oro to us. Very nice day atmosphere. Having a good drink next to fountain in the middle of hotel just makes your day better.

Thank Sofija I
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had both dinner and breakfast here. While both were good, I believe the breakfast experience is exceptional. With it's open courtyard and old world decor, the restaurant complements the Gran de Oro hotel very well. The service was both attentive and excellent. Freshly (right...More

Thank Chip L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Everything was great in Grano de Oro Restaurant. The food is creative, original (not easy to find this in San Jose). The service is excellent (you can see there is "school" there). The atmosphere is elegant, and warm. Fully recommended

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Grano de Oro combines European charm with fantastic food... Its the best Eggs Benedict ever and the Pancakes are amazing... Extraordinary service and dont forget to sit outside on the terrace.... just an amazing experience....

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals in San José. The courtyard is lovely and quiet. The restaurant is part of a hotel which doesn’t always bode well for quality but the steaks were excellent, great cocktails and very nice service.

Thank UncleVanya2014
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We especially enjoyed lunch in the lovely atrium outdoor restaurant at the Grano de Oro in San Jose. Crepes and salad, then crème Brule for dessert. Such a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank BJL-40
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had been told that eating at the restaurant in the Grano de Oro hotel was reason enough to stay at the hotel and they were oh, so right! We would have given it more than 5 stars if we could, and we would have...More

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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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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