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Luminarias
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  • Address:
    3500 Ramona Blvd
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    Neighborhood:
    Monterey Park
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican / Southwestern
    Price: $30 and under

Luminarias Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luminariasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (323) 268-4177
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Gregorio Jacobo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We offer Live Entertainment and Dancing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights playing the best of Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and more. Cover fee is $5 on Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corporate Center Drive or Ramona Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self park
A word from Luminarias
Luminarias Restaurant is a Beautiful Landmark located in the San Gabriel Valley where the 10 and 710 freeways meet. You will appreciate the view, ambiance and delectable cuisine but most especially the caring service that you will receive by our staff.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Everything is good except the table was too small for four people."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "Celebrated my B-day with my husband on 8/26 and it was amazing! From the scenic view out in the patio (at the time it was just the two of us which made it super romantic!!) to the food and the service. I highly recommend this place for any occassion!"
    Dined on 8/26/2012
  • "Really wanted to sit on the patio but no one told us that there would be a private party there instead. We did sit at a table near a window and the waitress was super !"
    Dined on 8/24/2012
  • "Our server Javier is the best. Thoroughly enjoyed the brunch and all the new additions."
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will be returning. Our service was EXCELLENT!!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2012
  • "The restaurant's appearance was beautiful; however, the service was very poor and everything I touched was sticky. It seemed a little overpriced for what we received."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "Server got one order wrong. Wine list was out of date and server said that ALL the wines on the menu were not in stock. Brought Pinot Grigio for Sauvignon Blanc. Busboy could not adjust the window canopy to block the setting sun from blinding diners. Not the great restaurant it used to be."
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "Very nice venue to celebrate an occasion or a romantic evening. :-)"
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "Beautiful views and very special and attentive service. Helped me make a special birthday for my family "wonderful" ..... Thank you Luminaria's!! You are number one in my book."
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "Our waiter Jose was awesome, he was very friendly, attentive, he was on top of our needs, refilling, coffee, water, drinks without us having to ask. We had several older family members and he was especially attentive to them, would love to come back and have him wait on us again"
    Dined on 7/15/2012
  • "We really enjoy the professional staffing and great food."
    Dined on 7/8/2012
  • "it was my first time there, seem way to load to enjoy the food with all the kids running around!!!! The food was great, just not a place for people to talk and enjoy!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2012
  • "Food was bland. Of our group of 8, all needed to add salt and pepper to their dish."
    Dined on 7/5/2012
  • "It was a really bad mistake to change the executive cheff, and change the dessert's menu."
    Dined on 6/30/2012
  • "I always love eating here. Great view and great location."
    Dined on 6/30/2012
  • "Good for big groups. Very accommodating staff and attentive servers but the waiting time after ordering was slow. Must be kitchen problems."
    Dined on 6/29/2012
  • "Theres something wrong when people believe this is acceptable. Way over priced and slow service. Would not return."
    Dined on 6/24/2012
  • "Always great food but when you try to ask for a 18% tip, when you didnt take our order or do a good job of having our drinks(all you were supose to do)filled at all times...that is unacceptable!!! way to expensive!!! almost 40.00 total!"
    Dined on 6/24/2012
  • "Beautiful garden but Saturday night is evident booked with numerous events. All of them loud!! Music In next room was so loud we had to shout over dinner. Wouldnt go back on a weekend. Maybe a weeknight. Food was decent. Service competent."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "Best cappuccino ever!!! Mimosas,...delicious. Food is perfect delicious and many options. Menudo was delicious!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "I've been there before, as this was Fathers Day it was very crowded and though we had reservations we had to wait over an hour and I had to keep reminding them of the same. They had no pagers, there were people walking around calling names out if you could hear them."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "Unfortunately they aren't good in the organization. We had reservations at 1145 and didn't sit down till 1230, Mangily because someone stole my reservation. And thats because the way they look for guests is not by check in via a device if not by the honor system which clearly failed so anyone can take someones reservation and since it was so busy because it was fathers day they couldn't keep up. Which was annoying because it was warm outside when you have kids and an infant it can make it very comfortable. They offered champagne during our wait but nothing else and didn't come back to make sure everyone received it as well."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "Good place to go on a regular day, but way too busy and crowded on a holiday. We went to celebrate Father's Day but will not do it again; way too busy- made it difficult to enjoy the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "Luminarias was a great place for father's day. My dad was surprised on the ambiance. He enjoyed every moment. Waiters were on top of things and the food was always fully stocked never a shortage. Also liked that they had Mariachis going able to table and singing to the dads. Great views of the city. Overall I rate it a "10""
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "Extremely crowded, the buffet setup is very poor having people cluster up and the walk across for the other items is too far. Worst part you have to get your own coffee no tableside service for coffee or juice."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "I have been dining at Luminarias ever since it opened in 1971 and that should mean something. I have alSo been there for professional meetings which adds to is versitilitym"
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "The food is always delicious and the restaurant looks amazing. The problems we had: specifically requested a booth when making the reservation and didnt get it, our waitress was bringing us items we didn't ordered; she seemed confused and out of touch to what was going on around her....10 mins to find a child seat...it was a pleasant exprience but it could've been better for the price we were paying somewhere else."
    Dined on 6/17/2012
  • "Perfect location for any type of eating opportunity. The staff was friendly and caring. The food was great. They actually make your guacamole at the table! I love it."
    Dined on 6/13/2012
  • "The staff was really friendly and welcoming. We arrived an hour before our reservation as they opened. They seated us right away. The food was delicious. However, the service was slow. They served the children's meals about 15 minutes before the other meals. It was really kid friendly. The prices were resonable as well. A plus.. the new cook come out to ask how we liked the food and invited us back personally."
    Dined on 6/11/2012
  • "Nice looking restaurant, service was absolutely terrible. We had to ask for a waiter 3 times just to take our order and every person we asked said our waiter will be right with us. 20 minutes later we finally demanded a waiter and the waiter from another section took our order. We would have left but we had 14 people and it was already 8:30 pm. It shouldn't take over an hour to get served! We will not be going back there again!"
    Dined on 6/1/2012
  • "In spite of the fact that the view includes a freeway, it is pleasant - can't hear the noise from the freeway."
    Dined on 5/27/2012
  • "Our experience at Luminaria's was very good. We were seated right away. The food and drink were good. I don't remember his name, but our waiter was exceptional and we appreciated his attentiveness very much. We had an issue with my celebration request being overlooked, but our waiter took care of my concern fabulously."
    Dined on 5/24/2012
  • "Good food, very nice restaurant, very bad service. the restaurant was empty we were the only people there, took over An hour to be greeted and be served our food, not good at all."
    Dined on 5/23/2012
  • "Not a good experience for the frist time visit on Mother's Day. we arrived five minutes before our reservation we still had to wait 25 min before being seated. Then we had a table in the party rental hall huge room with lots of tables just wasn't that appealing. The workers weren't professional especially one bus boy that was eating from the buffet area food falling from his mouth onto the plate that they were using to store left over dessert. i dont know if i woould give it another try."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Normally we have great service and the waiter "Fredo" was nice but distant and did not see a need to accommodate my group. Every response was " No, we don't have this or that". He could find salt and pepper or crab crackers! I was not happy that my Mother Day was undermined by a bad waiter. Also the restaurant was packed with people inside and out just standing around."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Don't go there on Mother's Day! The service was horrible. We were seated in a plain ballroom to an unset table. We were later given a place setting on a table with no salt, pepper, nothing but the table cloth. The waiter did not greet us nor take drink orders until later after I had finished my plate of food. It felt like a cattle call."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Very unprofessional. Service was terrible. Overbooked. Too many people. Food was not worth the price we paid. Not recommended for special occasions like Mother's Day."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "I made a reservation for Mother's Day. Our waitress was so lazy, unkind, and made excuses for not providing decent customer service. She blamed the restaurant for not having enough spoons & napkins to set up, which are essential. She questioned our guest because he did not have a "proper" ID to show. By going to a MEXICAN restaurant, I assumed that one would be culturally sensitive, but obviously that is not the case. They ran out of food by 2pm & they weren't afraid to tell you with an attitude! TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, I even noticed that the "endless" mimosas toward the end were being served with TAMPICO instead of Orange Juice. It was a highly disappointing experience."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Our Mothers Day Brunch was excellent! For a busy day it was still well organized, there were plenty of food choices throughout the rooms and not everything was crammed in one location making it easy to serve your food with minimal lines. The service was excellent, waiters were attentive, and the view to the terrace was perfect for our brunch. Mariachi started at 10am. This is definitely my favorite brunch place in the LA area and San Gabriel Valley by far."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Menu ls limited, food prices were high and quality was mediocre. Went to celebrate a graduation and asked the restaurant for anything that they do for celebrations. Was informed that they only celebrate birthdays. Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/9/2012