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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%
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“chateaubriand” (22 reviews)
“sea bass” (52 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Philippe J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I ate at this restaurant several times while staying at the hotel. The menu is excellent and all the food is well prepared, presented and extremely tasty. I tried several items from the menu during my stay and was not disapointed with any. The staff...More

1  Thank jhelfgott
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We celebrated my friends birthday dinner and drinks here and were not disappointed! Great cocktails, good wine list, delicious foods with nice twists on traditional fare as well as unique creations. The setting is gorgeous in a beautiful old building. Lavish, stylish and a treat...More

1  Thank Linda N
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March 15, 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!!
December 13, 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.
May 16, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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