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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 25 times today


328 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Birthdays (18)
  • Casual (14)
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mexican, Seafood, Contemporary Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(323) 268-4177
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anselmo Soriano
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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.
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Private party contact
Debbie Dominguez: (323) 268-4363
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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 for more details.
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Cross street
Corporate Center Drive
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Parking details
Luminarias offers complimentary valet parking as well as self-parking.
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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 to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 328 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Beautiful setting, indoor and outdoor! Food was delicious, order the tortilla soup lots of veggies with a rich chicken broth. My favorite the luminarias margarita and luminarias chicken. Customer service excited my expectations and was truly outsanding. Thank you Daysi L for your service and acomodating my request. I should return soon 🤗

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall experience was awesome. Food was great!!! Parents anniversary.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I got married at Luminarias, and it was a wonderful experience, and we were treated, and catered to like kings, and queens. I was so impressed that I decided to take my wife back there to revisit the location where we had such a fantastic wedding experience, for Valentines dinner. Everything was fine, we were seated at our table around 09:00 PM like we had scheduled. We had finished our first 2 courses of the featured 4 course meal, and was awaiting our main course, and things suddenly turned very troubling. After waiting at least 30 minutes or more, a waiter told us our food would be served shortly. Needless to say another 20 minutes passes by, and again we were told our food should be out shortly. Now it is approaching almost 10:00 PM. I noticed that several guest who had been seated after us were enjoying their main course, and I stopped the waiter, and let him know that we were seeing guest eating that had been seated after us. I was then told that there was an accident with our food, it had been dropped, and would have to be prepared again, and it would certainly be out soon. I then told the waiter we would not wait any longer, and to bring the check. A floor manager then approached us apologizing, and offered us a free glass of champagne, and his apologies for the delay. I drank the free champagne, and then told him to box our food to go, but we would not be waiting any longer. They brought us the food boxed, and gave my wife 6 beautiful long stem roses, and also deducted the price of one of the meals. Needless to say our Valentines date was ruined at this time, and even if they had given us both meals for free nothing could reverse the disappointment we were feeling. The whole experience left me wondering if it was the fact that Luminarias is a place themed to Hispanic, and Mexican fare, and we are BLACK, and from what I could tell, the only people of BLACK heritage in the place. We were ignored, and not treated as equals. Never again will I set foot there.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food and special menu for Valentine’s Day!

LuisO (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Its alright. Over priced i would say. I had reservation but i still had to wait.

RobertD (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place for a special or any occasion. Good service, good view, good desserts

JoseB (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I went for my birthday food was cold, nasty. Not worth the trip

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place for couples, families, and groups. Mine and my husband's favorite place to dine when we want to dine just the two of us. Food is great, atmosphere is calm Monday thru Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays there's a dj. The reason we keep coming back is because of the fried ice cream. It's got to be our fave!

Jekong (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very pleasant and accommodating staff, Good food and ambiance, would definitely go back especially fridays for the live band and Dancing

TheKushiFamily (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We went to the Sunday brunch and it was delicious. There are many stations and food for every person. Very spacious.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Nice View & atmoshere.
Great food.
Reasonable prices

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

I have no idea how the food was. We stood at the entrance for 5 minutes and were ignored. After that we walked out. Won’t be back.

EricaBravo (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

I used to LOVE Luminarias and had made it a birthday destination for MANY years; however the Mariachi is no longer part of the brunch experience and the price of brunch increased a lot! So they cheat you out of live music and increase the price, that’s not very savvy! There was also no music playing in the dinning rooms, only where the food was sitting. The food and service was exceptional! I would gladly pay the huge price hike, if the mariachi was still available. I highly doubt we’ll return.

Adamsmoms23 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great with wine parings. Absolutely delicious 😋

TooStuffTooTalk (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a large party. The restaurant was able to quickly adjust. We were seated right away. Constant flow of food and drinks. The server Jose was great and the manager Ignacio was amazing. Huge variety of food for brunch. Love their hand-made tortillas and fresh grilled fajitas.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Complimentary chips and salsa were awesome. Friendly service. We had the lunch combo 1 & 2, which were pretty good (I personally liked the carne asada tacos and chile rellano. Beautiful restaurant inside and out. You can see CSULA from the restaurant.

Kittymeoewwwwwww1 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Everything was fine, our servers were excellent, except the hostess he was not polite at all. He didn't greet us. All my party were bothered by his rude gestured.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

We saw online you had the 3 course meal for $27.95 from 4-5:30pm. Neither the host nor waiter Knew about it. We made reservation online. When we walked in, the host just asked "2 people?" Then took us to the booth. I said we had. Reservation but he didn't care. When we got home, I received email asking why we didn't show up.
Food portion was small, quality substandard. Definitely not worth the money. We expected much more since this fancy restaurant is up on the hill. Everyday hundreds of thousands motorists can see the sign. What a shame. No wonder only 3 table were occupied including ours while we ate there. Improve, or you won't last very long.

vipSeafoodlover (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Quite disappointed. The food is not fresh and not tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrible Host (Front desk). Excellent waitress and food. Manager gave too many apologies but no action. Food was good.