Luminarias

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Whether you’re stopping in for Brunch on Sunday to enjoy our authentic Mexican cuisine and handmade tortillas (just like abuelita used to make them); taking a break on a warm summer day for an antojito like the Coktel de Camaron or Baja Ceviche Clasico; indulging in a refreshing Coronita on the patio; coming together with friends and family over rustic meals like Birria and Chile Relleno; bringing your special someone to enjoy the stunning sunset views and soft glow of the lanterns – we welcome you to eat, drink and celebrate with Luminarias. Feel like you’re in the center of beautiful and bustling Mexico City with all the familiar sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Luminarias.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 12 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation

Specials

Happy Hour with a view!

See the view and be seen at Luminarias’s Happy Hour featuring cocktail, beer, wine, and food specials from our talented culinary team Monday – Friday from 4p.m. - 7p.m.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 2, 2019

Ends: May 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet from 10am-3:30pm featuring Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Crab Legs, Traditional Trimmings, Amazing Views, Mariachi and More! A:$59.95 C:$27.95. Advance deposits required to secure reservation. Menu subject to change. 2 hour limit. Tax and tip not included.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Day Champagne Buffet! Details coming soon.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 558 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately the quality of the mixed drink wasn’t the best. The appetizer was too greasy and the salad was soaked in dressing. I really liked the environment and service so I may go back just for appetizers.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the attention was amazing. Our server daisy was very attentive and friendly. The overall staff was very nice. The manager Juan came over and made sure we were taken care

S
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had lunch here two years ago and did not like the food and the seating. However, this time is different. The food has vastly improved and we were seated by the window, and the service is good. Will definitely dine there again.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we decided to have it at Luminarias best decision we ever made the food was amazing please thanks the chefs the server and the bartender for our great night we will definitely be joining you more often thanks for making our anniversary a great one. Thanks Carlos and Sulma Reyes

L
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Javier and Enrique were our servers and they made our experience at Luminaries amazing!

KF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation. We requested a window table. They did not have our table ready. They made us wait over 30 minutes for a table and said that we were not able to get a window table because the only window table available was for a large group (we were a party of 6) and the window table was right next to the table where they sat us. About 15 minutes later, they sat a party of 5 at the window table! WTH! Not cool! The noise in the room was crazy loud, it was hard to hear the person in front of me. On a high note, the service was very friendly and efficient and the food was good. The guy at the pasta station was really nice to my kids and very friendly. A few of the people refilling the food were also very nice and accommodating. The only guy that was okay in the service area was the guy making the eggs benedicts, he was not mean or rude, but it wouldn't hurt if he cracked a smile sometime.

LB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food and ambiance was awesome!

R
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food... What more can you ask for? Love Luminarias!

RP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hold a gathering. Service was great and the atmosphere was pleasant. I definitely plan on going back and referring it to friends and family.

ES
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Fantastic time celebrating my moms birthday! We were a loud group of 14 people. The waiters made us feel like family. Thank you for another wonderful time. See y’all soon.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere. Delicious food and drinks. Only complaint is that there is still a cover charge for the bar even if you dine there.

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Enrique was awesome a really good place to eat.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch on a Saturday. Great food variety. They had breakfast and Mexican food, buffet style, some seafood, pasta even paella. I love that we got so many options, food however was not as tasty as expected except for the chile relleno was delicious. The deserts were my favorite and I love love loved the chocolate fountain. And champagne and mimosas included were a definite plus. The staff was amazing both Oliver AND JoseLuis outdid themselves. They are what made our experience so much more fun and pleasant. They were pleasant, accommodating and so helpful.

K
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The waiter was very attentive to our party of eight. The fresh guacamole prepared table side was very good. Although the location is becoming dated it remains a nice place to have dinner and drinks despite the focus on large parties in the dinner halls.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to reserve a hall for my upcoming company Christmas party, and stayed for dinner. The food was amazing, the desert to die for!!! Enrique was our server and he was very attentive, we felt like we were his only customers. I completely recommend Luminarias, and will definitely return soon.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing ! The service is great and everyone is so friendly.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Oliver was awesome. We had a great time. The Brunch was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had Sunday Brunch and it was a little pricey! The price of the brunch was not posted at its website.

C
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little on the pricey side. The overall quality was great though.

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday brunch and was great! Server Maria was wonderful. Love the food and the atmosphere.

RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Too expensive for a weekend brunch. Unless you can consume 15lbs of food, cost doesn't outweigh the food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meeting place brunch

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great. We would like to have the mariachi playing in the background. It was nice seeing the flower man. My husband usually buys a bunch of lovely roses.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service 😊

JS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The waiter and bar tender were very friendly and answered our questions and made some great recommendations. We will be back

F
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary. Our server Enrique was attentive and surprised us with dessert and champagne, he took pictures of us :) the spicy calamari was delicious I enjoyed the salmon and my husband had fillet mignon. We sipped champagne as we watched the sunset.

SH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice and good food. It was expensive!! It is costly for a family of more than 2 people

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was ok, friendly staff. Took about 30 min to come take our order after we were seated. Drinks came in about 20 min after that. No water at least. We had to stop one of the waitress so we can order since no one came and asked if we were ready. The food quality is ok. Mar y Tierra plate was bland. The price is $50 for this plate and serves 2. Disappointed in the taste. No flavor. Will I come back ? Most likely not.

MJ
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue and food. It became a tad hot once the other guests arrived. So AC issues I suppose. Lots of great tasting selection and presentation is tops. Price wise is good but not for your ordinary brunch event. I will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to have brunch

JB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

We came specifically to hear live Mariachi's. Luminarias does not have any live music. Therefore, the price tag for brunch (39.99) was too high for what the cuisine provided. I will not go back, ever. Mimosas are weak, the website makes it quite clear that there is a two hour maximum for eating---really? And the restaurant itself needs a redo!

J
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent.The service was perfect Our waitress was really attentive.

B
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

54.99 per person for the Buffet ! I will admit the variety of food options is great but when the grilled meats are cold & the staff starts clearing out food from the buffet within 45 mins of my reservation time. The Father’s Day brunch they advertise online states the first beer is on them but when you order that beer its a specific type of beer ? Buffet dinner for 4 with one beer and 2 soft drinks came out to 269.00 !! For cold chicken & beef ????

ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter is 6 years old and autistic. I told the host she wouldn’t eat much but I was charge 25 dollars for a bowl of cereal. Amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Father’s Day, so I guess as expected it was crowded but overall good! My husband really liked it

IA
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Saturday brunch good but for $10 more on Sunday you get slightly more. Still overall good times

RR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I was looking for a place to take my boyfriend for his birthday. I did a search for live mariachis with dinner. Luminarias came up. So I began to make a reservation online (they were closed at the time). The reservation asked me if I wanted to have the 7pm sunset patio dinner and drinks overlooking the city. I thought that would be awesome. However, when I get there, they inform me that the only have mariachis on special holidays (father's day, mother's day, Easter, etc.) Okay so that was a bit of a let down. But I still thought that sunset drinks outside on the terrace would be romantic. When we check in for our reservations, the hostess began taking us to a booth deep inside the restaurant. I said to her that there must be a mistake as we were confirmed for an outdoor sunset dinner. She said, oh I'm sorry. Our outdoor terrace is closed today.... THEN WHY WOULD THEY OFFER THAT IN THE RESERVATION??? This was a complete let down. First no mariachis and now no outdoor sunset dinner. This made it an ordinary Mexican restaurant which wasn't wanted for a special birthday dinner for my boyfriend. I asked the hostess why all that was advertised on the internet was not accurate. She said that they used to have mariachis on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays but not anymore and they just didn't take it off the website. This was a complete disappointment.
Besides the above, I want to say that the food was pretty good. I ordered the green chicken enchiladas which were quite tasty. It was accompanied by rice and beans, chips and salsa. The rice was hard (not cooked all the way) and the beans were a bit cold (weird because the plate was warm), but the chips and salsa was pretty good. Our waitress was very good, so I'd say the best thing about luminaries was our waitress.
If you are looking for an everyday Mexican restaurant, then this place is fine. But for anything other than that, I would continue looking elsewhere.

K
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The waitress we had was friendly and consistent when checking up on us and was quick to bring anything we asked for.

JR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great they had so many options to choose from. It ranged from traditional American breakfast with omelets, French toast ,sausage , waffles to Mexican food. Sopes ,tacos ,aguachilles. They also had a large selection of deserts and fruit. There is much more that I dont have the time to name. We enjoyed them singing happy birthday to my wife as well. I'll definitely come back.

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