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La Lluna de Valencia

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Zona rural entre Barva y Santa Barbara de Heredia | San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
+506 2269 6665
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a really cool place. The waiters and the owner were extremely nice. And the food was delicious, however it can take a while to be ready, even if the restaurant is not very busy. I loved the tapas, papas bravas and sangria. I ate the vegetarian paella, but it is a bit plain. Still enjoyed the rest of... More 

Thank natsm19
Ventura County Coast, California
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for good food. The entire evening was entertainment. Singing, Music and great staff. The food was good. We had paella, which was loaded with seafood. The owner is great and loves to sing. We will be back.

Thank enjoytraveling28
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176 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed this place . It is a large family style room with live music on Sunday when we were there. The owner whose name I believe was Vincent has a wonderful booming voice and joins the band on stage . He also makes a point to introduce himself to each table. If it is your birthday everyone will get... More 

Thank Frexinet
Crossville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had a late lunch with family and friends. A great restaurant with great food, music and an owner/host. The owner made it a point of stopping and talking to each table, showing how to drink wine from a Bota Bag and making sure everyone was having a good time. He even sang on stage. Not cheap but no good restaurant... More 

Thank JackB45
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Was here for an anniversary of love with my girlfriend. We had made reservations, because we were told it gets crowded. We got there at 7pm and there wasn't much people all of a sudden it was full. There was a guitarist playing live some soft music. The waiter was very helpful with our decision on the food. The food... More 

Thank MaxAres
Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you are looking for a place where the way they treat you is more important than quality/price ratio, this is the place for you. We paid US$100 for a paella, some tapas and non alcohol drinks for two. Actually, an overprized place where as a result of the high prices is used to impress people without the resources to... More 

Thank Marta A
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We (4) celebrated a birthday at La Lluna de Valencia and were happily surprised (which is an understatement!) by the personal attention which we received from Vicente, the owner. The typical Valencia food was excellent, the wines superb (yet a bit pricey) and the atmosphere (music, entertainment from Vicente) very positively different from any other place we know in the... More 

Thank Thinkcostarica
Heredia, Costa Rica
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We came back to La Lluna de Valencia to celebrate my son's birthday. It is his favorite place. Therefore, we ordered a whole table to tapas, plus my son's favorite the rabbit of the house. Every dish was beautiful, flavorful and worth eating, from the Pappas Bravas to the sardines. The family who owns the restaurant are always friendly and... More 

Thank Blossom S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Paella montañesa!!! the only place in Costa Rica i have had this dish really great!! the service and the speed the prepare things i great also

Thank Diego m
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We have been there many times and it is always a great place. For lunch in Sundays they have a flamenco show that is great. The service is excellent, the food is great and the sangría is the best. The only thing that they can improve is the attention to kids: maybe a playground or crayons to paint.

Thank GabyI1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zona rural entre Barva y Santa Barbara de Heredia | San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, Santa Barbara 40401, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +506 2269 6665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?