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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet featuring roasted turkey, seasonal sides, Mariachi, Hot Cider bar, Kids Crafts & more available 10am-4pm! Adults: $49.95 Kids: $24.95

*Advance deposit required. A la carte menu will not be available. Reservation cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join Us for Our Christmas Day Champagne Buffet! *Advance deposit required. A la carte menu will not be available. Reservation cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.

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Luminarias Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Special Occasion (14)
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Great for Brunch (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Scenic View (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Live Music (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
People Watching (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 4 hours ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very nice place for a total dining experience!!! The view, decor, ambiance, staff (super friendly), buffet selection was well worth it. We were able to take our time and not feel rushed at all. The buffet had a full selection of great cuisine. Hard to choose which desserts to put on your plate!!! So much to choose from. Highly recommend Luminarias. Definitely!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Restaurant was outstanding and our waitress went above and beyond in service and making our 1 year anniversary unforgettable. Wish I remembered her name but thank you so much for making our evening beyond perfect. 10/10 will be back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Luminarias is a great place the old school Mexican decor and food are great. The location is awesome up on a hill will a beautiful view of the San Gabriel mountains. Also L.A. highlights. I love this place, seafood is out of this world. We go for Christmas and birthdays. Great, great Mariachi awesomeness. I always recommend this little gem of Monterey Park.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

They gave us a special treat for spending our anniversary champagne and slice of cheesecake

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Lackluster seems to past its peak. We were there on a Saturday night. completely dead the food was gray don't go I thought it was going to be at least an institution worth paying tribute to

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Seating was very fast and the view was great. I initially made reservations online and specifically put that this was a special occasion for my fiances Birthday. Service was kinda slow even though it was a slow night. At the conclusion of the meal I hinted about her Birthday to the waitress and she sinply rolled her eyes and disappeared. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt that she was arranging the Birthday song and dessert but she came back with the check. I mentioned to her if they do anything special for Birthdays and she said "NO, we don't do stuff like that at this restaurant. So I will never return back here for any special occasion. I will say the food was great as well as the drinks and atmosphere. But please don't waste your time here with a special occasion.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Mariachi is great but loud. Champagne could be served more regularly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Gracias!!! Great time celebrating 17 year Anniversary with my wife!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Met with friends for brunch on Saturday at 11 a.m. when they opened.
Food was okay, none of entrees were hot even though they had just opened.
Bacon was cold, no one at carving station. Music extremely loud and stayed in one spot so
was very difficult to carry on conversation.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

35th birthday

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went to lunch for a business meeting and really liked the ambiance walking up to the front door through the garden area and then to the reception desk through the foyer. Once we entered the front door, I heard Mariachi music playing and the decor was beautiful. Staff provided great service and the environment was quiet enough to have a business conversation. My test of a good Mexican restaurant is their Chile Relleno and I thought theirs was very good. It wasn't too over battered and the chile had a nice kick to it. I'd recommend this restaurant and will come here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I went for a birthday dinner and everything was wonderful, the staff, the food, and the view was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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