Fodor's Expert Review Grano de Oro Restaurant
One of the city’s premier lodgings, the Grano de Oro also houses one of San Jose's top dining destinations. The hotel’s splendid restaurant sits to the left as you enter the lobby and wraps around a lovely indoor patio and bromeliad-filled garden. The garden area is a perfect spot for lunch on a warm day—choose from among a variety of light sandwiches and salads. Cooler evenings are the time to migrate to the elegant indoor dining area for dishes like corvina macadamia (breaded sea bass with orange sauce and macadamia nuts) or cerdo en salsa tamarindo (roasted pork in tamarind sauce). An impressive selection of 100-plus wines and decadent dessert menu—the coffee-cream “Pie Grano de Oro” is the must-try option here—round out the offerings. Although elegance is the word in this grand coffee-plantation-house-turned-hotel, you’ll see everything from diners in business attire to guests in casual garb just back from the hinterlands.
C. 30, Avdas. 2–4
San José, San José 10102, Costa Rica