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About Luminarias

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 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation

3500 Ramona Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sun - Thurs: 4pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 4pm-11pm
Brunch: Sat: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Sun: 10am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Corporate Center Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 268-4177

Website:
http://www.luminariasrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Luminarias is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of southern California’s leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.

Parking Details:
Luminarias offers complimentary valet parking as well as self-parking.

Executive Chef:
Anselmo Soriano

Private Party Facilities:
We feature elegant banquet and meeting facilities that can accommodate from 25 to 700 guests. Our Professional Catering Staff will be happy to assist you with all your event planning needs. Our menus and packages have been carefully chosen to offer you the widest selection and have been competitively priced for ultimate flexibility in event planning.

Private Party Contact:
Debbie Dominguez: (323) 268-4363

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Feel on top of the world in beautiful San Gabriel Valley. Just off of Interstate 10, Luminarias hacienda shines brightly on the hillside of Monterey Park with striking views, a tropical atmosphere, glamorous event spaces, unrivaled service, traditional Mexican dining and all-inclusive planning.

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or planning a business event, we welcome you to Luminarias. Our experienced special events team is dedicated to making your next corporate event, wedding reception, quinceñera, social gathering or private party unforgettable.

Please contact luminariascatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our Christmas Eve Champagne Buffet* available 10am-4pm! Adults: $42.95 | Children: $20.95 *Buffet only. Regular a la carte menu not available.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Christmas Champagne Buffet* available 10am-3pm! Adults: $49.95 Kids: $24.95. *Buffet only, a la carte menu is not available. Advance deposit required to secure reservation. Reservation must be cancelled 24 hours prior or you will be charged the advanced deposit.

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Luminarias Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
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Great for Brunch (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Authentic (10)
Scenic View (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Spicy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service for our large group. They had our reservation and sat us right away. The servers were very attentive. The food was delicious, especially the chile relleno with mole sauce. Great cocktails. The ambiance was lovely for this holiday meal.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Nice dinner just super loud and they messed up on our order probably not going to come back

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our server ningrod (sorry for the misspelling) was very attentitive and made our first experience wonderful. The food out out of this world as well, we will definitely be coming back for more.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Birthday dinner!! Great food with a beautiful view.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, efficent and friendly servers. The managers keep checking the tables to be sure all was right. The only downside was they no longer have Mariachis.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour, Live Music, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We all had a great time, food was well worth the money, it’s our 2nd year in a row having our Christmas luncheon here, we had a few new comers and they really enjoyed food, atmosphere & especially the mimosas, hopefully will book again next year

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated in one of the booths right on the walkway. There must have been at least 100 people that walked by as we were eating. I could have handled that but then they took a giant overflowing trash can on a cart past us on the way to the exit. For the price you are paying the ambiance was a huge disappointment.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was great and service
was exceptional, Friendly atmosphere. Plenty of parking.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was expecting a mariachi and there wasn’t one but at least the food Bd service was great.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Didn’t realize it was a buffet only which would’ve been fine if the food was good. Sadly, the food was not tasty and it was overpriced for what it was. The service was great and the staff was friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service and entertainment great. Food was horrible and cold. We went to Luminarias for Thanksgiving brunch. No regular mashed potatoes, only garlic. Stuffing was dry and super salty. No sweet potatoes. Only one pumpkin pie to feed about 100. Pumpkin pie was horrible. Cheap champagne in mimosas. Seems like management just bought a bunch of random crap at Smart and Final and put it out for consumption. For $50 per person I would expect a little better. ADA compliant but not elderly friendly as there is only one ramp inside restaurant and many stairs. Deeply saddened that the only "nice place" that is East LA adjacent is such a disappointment. Next year we shall drive a little further and spend a little bit more at the Dal Rae. Bye Luminarias!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was such a great Thanksgiving experience I would highly recommend it to anyone. The variety of food and amount was overwhelming but amazing. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Definitely a great experience

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great, worth every penny,food was delicious and great vibe

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Chicken fajitas were great! Tasty and tender! I don't like tomatoes, so the green and red peppers, onions and chicken mixed in well. I also don't eat Spanish rice, so I had double refried beans, delicious! My partner had the carnitas, they were tasty and tender too! We also had the fried ice cream, it is a must!

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was very attentive, but not pushy; she genuinely seemed interested in making sure we had a wonderful time, and we did! The 6 people that were 2 tables away from us seemed to be getting a little too much to drink (they were well on their way when we got there, and still going at it when we left), and therefore louder than expected for this room... that's the only reason I only rated only 4 stars on "ambiance", which really wasn't the restaurant's fault, I guess. Bottom line: we will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Super slow service and waiter forgot some our drinks that also took so long to get it.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Not even joking, when we approached the hostess, she said, “do you need something?” Fortunately the server was more friendly. Food was either mediocre or too spicy to tell how it tasted. Place was empty at 6:30 on a Friday night, so maybe everyone else already knew what we learned.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good for large crowds. Suggestion to have 2 stations for egg/omelet area, the one line was too long. Didn't like having to walk everywhere to get food. Menudo chunks were way too big!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service. Really wonderful to see how helpful the servers where towards my 75 year old mom who is disabled. Made this a special birthday for her.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great family spot for brunch. Constant flow of mimosas. Something for everyone. Make sure you are in the main room.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

In a review I'm inclined to let everyone know the negatives of this joint. So, first off, the selection was a bit overwhelming. There was a room full of food. A bar to get freaky made chilaquiles, Benedicts and omelettes. Then there was the carving station and the outdoor grill with carne asada, pollo, sausage, and of course all of the fixings! I mean, how much can one person eat! Second. Fresh Benedicts and chilaquiles? Who does that? Can't you just stick to the days of old and provide the soggy English muffin, lukewarm eggs, and slightly congealed hollandaise? And finally.. this puts it over the top: chocolate fountain. You already expect me to wander this restaurant selecting my own food, and now I'm provided fresh strawberries, pineapple, rice Krispy treats, marshmallows, etc. And you want me to dip them in chocolate, to my own liking?

You have really disappointed me. We will be back!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had a great night after dinner we decided to joking the dancing floor it was an amazing night

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

In all, everything was good, there wee a few occasions were we had to ask for service. The smell aroundc the restaurant was not pleasant but we had a fantastic time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was great and it was a great celebration of a wonderful birthday! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Sunday Date night with my girlfriend. It was a wonderful experience, from the attentive service, our excellent server, to the delicious food. Perfect.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was superb. Our waiter was excellent and attentive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Luminarias was wonderful all around. The food, the service, & the view were amazing. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wont be returning. Wont be returning.
Wont be returning.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant has removed the mariachi on Saturdays. Very pricey for no entertainment. I specifically stated that we were celebrating my sons birthday and they didn’t even acknowledge it. My family and I have been coming here for brunch for years. Very disappointed; will have to find a new place.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We decided to come here for my daughter's birthday and realized that is not the same dining experience we had in the past. Too expensive for poor quality food. However, Service was excellent and a wonderful view.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Drinks came after the food. Appetizer never showed up. Desert menu never showed up.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was good, but waiter brought us the wrong order. It was also a bit noisy. Lots of birthday celebration around us. To loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice place for dinner and entertainment. Food is very good, pretty clean and neat environment. Just one thing that bothered me was that it took long time for the waitress to take care of us. They had a big table next to us full of people but I believe the restaurant must be prepared for this type of circumstances. We all deserve an effective and good customer service.
Thanks to the manager that approached to our table to ask if we were ok and the motive of our visit there. He sent us a piece of cake and champagne to celebrate my wedding anniversary. Nice detail

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was great and the VARIETY of food was vast but the QUALITY was not great. It lacked authenticity.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our server Jose was very helpful and provided excellent service. Please send him our thanks.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a time celebrating my wife birthday. Very clean restaurant and food is very authentic. Service by our host Pablo was excellent.
After dinner, we enjoy the night club music and dance.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had the best time ever!! Rachel was THE BEST. From my reservations to accommodating my guest the day of the event was so so sweet!! Food was amazing. The selections the cooks the hosts, everything and everyone was fantastic!! Thanks for making my 50th bday celebration perfect!!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sunday brunch is always awesome here at Luminarias. Servers are all happy and best of all, continuously topping of our Mimosas. They have a vast variety of food to choose from. Everyone will definitely leave happy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service never disappoints. One of my favorite places to have brunch. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Every time my husband and I go to LA (from Sac), we have brunch and Luminarias. The food is great; everyone seems to enjoy it and the staff is very friendly and attentive. We typically have reservations for as soon as they open so food is usually hot/fresh and not picked over. The price seems to have jumped up somewhat since the last time we were there. I don't know the going rate for buffet brunches so I can't compare, but the price jump is enough to make me consider whether to continue this long standing tradition since this is usually our gift to local family members/friends (a least a dozen of us). That along with the fact the older I get the less I eat; so I am not sure the $49.99 per person is worth it for me. On the fence; but we really do enjoy it so I probably will go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual
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