Mirador Ram Luna – Elegance on the Mountainside

Sometimes you come across one of those magical places that seem specially made for making memories, and Mirador Ram Luna, just outside of San José, Costa Rica is just such a place.

Located high up on the side of the mountain, 9 miles south of San José and 3 miles from Aserri on the road to Tarmac, it’s not an especially easy place to get to, but it is definitely worth the effort.

Even it the food wasn’t delicious (which it is), and the floor show wasn’t unique and engaging (which it absolutely is), then just the view alone would make the trip up the hill all worth it!

The food is typical Costa Rican fare, served buffet style along with a well-stocked bar if you like to indulge in adult beverages.

In his opening remarks to the diners, the host explains that they do have limits, and you can only visit the buffet line 29 times. (Point being, you can eat to your heart’s content!)

The after-dinner floor show begins with a lively presentation of cultural Costa Rican dance, known as La Bailes…

…is accompanied by Tico music and musicians…

…and is followed-up by unique Costa Rican dancers in a presentation known as La Mascarada.

Mirador Ram Luna was built in 1967 and is a San José institution of entertainment.  They are open Mon-Thurs from 12PM-10PM, Fri-Sat from 12PM-11PM, and on Sunday from 12PM-8:30PM.  For more information you can check out their website at http://www.restauranteramluna.com

If good food, a great show, and some true local culture, all presented at a location with the best view in San José is what you’re looking for, then an evening at Mirador Ram Luna is definitely something you should put on your ‘to do’ list here in San José!

Insider’s Tip:  Mirador Ram Luna is not an inexpensive evening of dining and entertainment if you purchase it as a tour through one of the many local tour companies.  However, if you call the restaurant direct at (506) 2230-3022 and book your reservation, you can enjoy the dinner and show for $40US per person (less than 1/2 what a tour costs).  Additionally, we used Uber to take us to the restaurant, and only paid $12US for our one-way fare.  NOTE: Cell phone service is sketchy up on the mountain, so it’s best to make arrangements with your Uber driver to pick you up after the show (the evening show ends at 10PM).




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