Travelers dine in style at Grano de Oro

Front view of Grano de Oro Hotel & Restaurant in San Jose
Front view of Grano de Oro Hotel & Restaurant in San Jose

When staying in Costa Rica, travelers tend to opt for more extravagant and delectable fare than they may typically enjoy back home - but with the country's epic beaches, lush natural environments and lively local culture, it's no wonder why. Those tourists staying in the city of San Jose and who have a flair for culinary delights may want to head down to Paseo Colón to sample the delectable fare and international stylings of El Grano de Oro, one of the most elegant restaurants in the city.

Grano de Oro is a unique mixture of local and international flavors, skillfully brought together by a dedicated team of master chefs headed up by head chef Francis Canal. The restaurant's menu boasts an exquisite collection of traditional Latin dishes, several European staples and even some Brazilian items to boot. This versatility combined with a dedication to the dining experience has made the restaurant one of the most popular dining locations in the country.

Located in an Beautiful Mansion

The restaurant is located within an elegantly appointed mansion that gives the room a refined and regal atmosphere. The bright and lively room helps keep the mood light and accessible to all hungry travelers who cross its door, and a spacious open-air courtyard can make for a truly memorable dining experience.

Elegant Menu

Diners have a wide assortment of meal options at their finger tips at Grano de Oro, and will find the restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Diners can begin their day with anything from a simple continental breakfast of locally grown fruits and toast to American style breakfasts with eggs and sausage. There are also local favorites including Spanish omelets, coddled eggs and Huevos Rancheros.

The dinner and lunch menus are where the restaurant really shines. Boasting an array of fresh fish and steak dishes, the restaurant has accrued many fans both from the area and abroad. Guests can sup on simple cheese plates or delectable appetizers like shrimp Gazpacho, before choosing from an expansive entrée list that includes international delicacies like Lomito Piemontes, Pollo Antigua and roast Lobster.

Guests can also enjoy samplings from the restaurant's diverse array of designer cocktails and tiered deserts.

Grano de Oro has racked up high ratings on user review travel sites like Trip Advisor and Frommers, thanks largely to its elegant menu and its patient and courteous staff. Diners can expect a well-trained and bilingual wait staff to accommodate one's every whim at this refined, yet welcoming eatery.

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