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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (22 reviews)
“sea bass” (52 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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 food was fine but the setting was too formal, the waiters too stuck up and the price too high. Do you really go to Costa Rica for formal dining? There are so many options that do not cost $40 per person and you don't...More

Thank West_U_2005_2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with a party of 8 people. The food at Grano de Oro is great. Without an exception. The ambiance and service are a bit formal. You need to like that. Great for business meetings but not my 'social' place.

Thank 811frankv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the breakfast is the best, not saying is only worth for it, lunch and dinner menu is top notch

Thank Ezequiel M
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Who is the artist who smokes and cures fish at this restaurant? The delicately smoked sea bass was exquisite. It disappeared from the menu the next day but a selection of house cured fish appeared as an appetizer and was sumptuous. Don't order cocktails that...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Elegant restaurant with good food and great service. Breakfast is even better . A must when visiting San Jose

Thank Philippe J
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Was right down the street from my AIRbnb condo and looked nice. Stopped without any expectation and was blown away. Was recommended to try the slow cooked lamb shank, and did not regret. Full of flavor and delicious. Paired it perfectly with a Malbec/Cab blend...More

Thank stayreadygear
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I like the lay out of the restaurant, with tables made of bamboo and glass on top, umbrella, and each table is decorated with tropical flower, in a sinking type floor in the center of the restaurant. It has the European style looks and atmosphere....More

Thank Faustino R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The place at its all is amazing, no doubt about it. But for what you are paying should be outstanding. The food was good but not great/amazing. The service was really good but they didn't know how to sell the menu and make you want...More

Thank Enrique G
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

After hetting some dental work done the dentist told me to go out and eat, so I decided to treat myself and this place was perfect. The specialty drink was superb, the salad interesting, and the duck done perfectly. The atmosphere is throwback elegant, the...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This place is completely the most amazing thing ever In Costa Rica. The service,food and service is super professional. Whe you have this in a restaurant like this. Is everything super cool to visit again and again.

Thank jorgechavezgs
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15 March 2018|
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Response from EdyBrunner | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on Sundays best is to make reservations before going to the place. Prices are in cólones and dollars. It’s worth it the place and food are very nice!!
13 December 2017|
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Response from Fernando H | Reviewed this property |
Costa Rica is a very informal place. He will not need a jacket but I would not go there in shorts during dinner. But otherwise no one will bother you if you wear jeans or other informal wear.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Evelyn A | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They have the menu on their website.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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