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Luminarias

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354 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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 luminariascatering@srcmail.com 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day featuring a champagne buffet, live mariachi and more from 9:30am - 5pm. Adults $49.95 | Children $24.95. Buffet only, a la carte menu is not available. Advance deposit required to secure reservation.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 354 People Are Saying
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We went here for Sunday champagne brunch. We had a party of 3 adults and 1 toddler. When we arrived the hostess asked for my reservation and sat us. My brother inquired about when we should pay and the hostess told him at the end of the meal but did not give a price. I should have inquired further as the cost was a little more than I expected it to be. As this was a buffet brunch the server/clearer asked if we had been here before and I told her I had not. She directed me to all the stations and what they served. She cleared our plates in a timely manner and was very friendly.

The variety of food was good, mostly Mexican inspired. When I eat at a buffet I do not expect everything to be excellent. I would rate the quality of the food at all the stations as an average 3 out of 5.

For the price I would have liked the quality to be a bit better but I guess since they serve champagne this is the reason for the cost. This is where I was a little surprised...Our bill came out to be $141 and change, this was not including the toddler. The toddler was free. That means it was roughly $47 per adult. If you drink champagne then it would be worth it, but I am the only one in my party that drinks and since I am having chemo I can't drink alcohol right now. SO for the price it wasn't worth it for me. I would recommend it if you were having a party or a larger group where you could relax and hang out and eat longer and really enjoy the libations.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant was good but the night club was very packed
I think it was a fire hazard
The air conditioning was not on and it was to stuffy to that point like it felt like we where going to pass out

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was my first time coming to this restaurant and I got to say I was pleasantly surprised all the food was delicious and there was to s of variety... a taste for every palate. Definitely coming back

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The buffet was good. There were lots of choices. The shrimp did not look too fresh, so I skipped them. The crab legs were good and there was plenty. Really great chocolate chip cookies . Don't miss the bananas foster! Great prime rib and fantastic carnitas tacos. Adults were $35, which included champagne or mimosas, kids were $21. My kids did not eat much, mostly donuts, pasta, bacon and fruit, but they really like it, so it's worth it to us.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was great. Manager even stopped by to converse and check up on us. 1st time there but definitely won’t be the last

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Place was great also likes the great work the way waitress did she was very helpful whether ordering and keeping my daughter who is a Brad very happy Thank you for the great service and will be back soon give the waitress a race she was very great

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was not worth 50 a person!!! There were loud, obnoxious drunks everywhere, too many people, not enough food!
They ran out of chicken and guacamole!!!
I will not waste so much money next Easter!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch. Every one was very attentive and the food was delicious

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Price went up $10 from previous Easter brunch. They don't know how to make sushi. There were no beans on the line. It was too noisy. Not sure if we will return.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Too many ppl, feel rushed, pricey, loud, very impersonal

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great location, food and service. My friend and I order the Carne Asada and it was delicious. Waiting time is reasonable

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service by hostess. Waitress attending to our table was a bit passive. One order was incorrectly made.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was great! Would recommend to make reservations. Thank goodness I did.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had a good bye dinner party for my father here and let me tell you the service was the best I’ve ever received. My family left feeling so happy. All the waiters came and congratulated my father. It was truly a special moment. The food is also spectacular! I will now be a life long customer

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was my second visit great experience same as the first. Great service food excellent!!! It was a first time for my sister and best friend they loved it!!!!. The mimosas unlimited you can't beat that.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our first time here, We came to celebrate my husband birthday we had a romantic dinner out in the patio the view was as perfect . Food was delicious service was great. We will definitely come back on our next special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a great place for brunch and bottomless mimosas! We were celebrating Brunch with the "Bride to Be." The staff was very attentive and acknowledged our special occasion. Siting in the patio was a great choice and it was much more intimate for our party because there were not as much people outside than it was inside.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service and food were fantastic! Our server was very attentive and had a great attitude.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

food is good, various Latin dishes, lot of variety with plenty of flavors. However it is on the pricy side, for a brunch with mimosas it comes out to around $45 per person not including tip.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Luminarias is my family's GO-TO for special occasions. We have been celebrating life's special moments here for over 10 years and in that time we are most please to see familiar faces that have been there to share these moments. The staff is very friendly and they do an excellent job of making you feel happy and welcomed.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place for friends get together! My girl friends and I had a blast!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great staff!!!! Great food!!! Will visit soon

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I love that the hostess gave my husband and I options on where we would like to sit. It was our first time there. We were celebrating our 7 yr wedding anniversary. We had a great time. From The service to the food was awesome. Very elegant , perfect for our special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great ambiance, views, and energy. Good place for a special occasion including large groups. Excellent food and service as well.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Usually the food is very tasty and flavorful, but that night it was rather bland and unseasoned. Hopefully it was just an off day or the regular cook was out.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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 🤗

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Ambienter muy acogedor y amigable. Bueno para la familia o salir con novia/o,esposa/o, nos agrado mucho la distribucion de los ambientes y la musica en vivo, espero vernos pronto, gracias.

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food and special menu for Valentine’s Day!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Nice View & atmoshere.
Great food.
Reasonable prices

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1.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great with wine parings. Absolutely delicious 😋

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