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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 12 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/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

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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Valentine’s Day! Featuring a romantic Valentine's menu. *Regular a la carte menu will not be available. Advanced deposit required to secure reservation. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or you will be charged the advance deposit.

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Luminarias Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (22)
Romantic (16)
Casual (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Scenic View (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Live Music (9)
Business Meals (8)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Spicy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great with wine parings. Absolutely delicious 😋

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·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.

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·Dined on January 10, 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.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on January 5, 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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was not what I expected. The tortilla soup tasted like it came from a can. The nachos were poorly presented and the guacamole had a bit of brown on them. The cheese wasn't completely melted.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Poor customer service. There were supposed to be two waitresses taking care of our party of ten, however, when something was asked of them we could hear them say "no you do it".

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic, sorry I forgot her name. The food and environment was great for our family Christmas celebration. Thanks

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed Christmas brunch very much. It is the most expansive brunch. Pablo offered us great and friendly service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The best brunch we have had in a long time. Definitely worth the drive. Will be back again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Made reservations at 4 pm for Christmas Eve dinner . They failed to tell me that they closed at 5 pm. Brunch was extended and food looked like it had been sitting out all day.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Second year in a row I have brought my staff for our annual holiday luncheon. Wish they offered the buffet more than just for the holidays. Variety of food and was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I go there for Sunday brunch 4 to 5 times with our kids. It’s a great place everyone can choose what they want to eat. If you leave hungry it’s your fault. That what I tell my family and friends

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great Beer, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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