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“Smoked and cured fish”

Restaurante Grano de Oro
Ranked #7 of 831 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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
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 are not listed on the menu the bartender is a bit limited. But who cares about cocktails when you can worship at the feet of the one who works miracles with fish?

Thank Elizabeth F
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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
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Reviewed 3 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 that was perfect. Finished the meal with the breading pudding that was one of the best I have had!

Great place, would recommend and would return.

Thank stayreadygear
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Reviewed 28 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. The inner tables surrounding the center are elegant looking, nice wood floors and the staffs are friendly. Great food menu whether breakfast, lunch or dinner and I think they have a famous chef. Making an advance reservation is always advisable, however it helps if you are a guest at hotel.

Thank Faustino R
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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 to have a specific dish. Having so many options is not a place to return for sure.

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Thank Enrique G
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