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Luna Red

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International, Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic
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1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Monterey Street)
805-540-5243
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nourish your appetite with Luna Red’s tantalizing mix of tapas, European...
Nourish your appetite with Luna Red’s tantalizing mix of tapas, European staples and global creations. From house-cured duck prosciutto and local goat cheese, to tapas that include such gems as stuffed piquillo peppers or arancini balls, served with local mushrooms, leeks and a tomato jam— and those are just the starter plates. For an entrée, you’ll have a hard time deciding—we offer dishes from around the world such as Portuguese seafood stew with housemade chorizo or Korean style short ribs with housemade kimchee. We have something for every discerning palate. Each selection combines a perfect balance of flavors and represents a kaleidoscope of cuisines. Warm yourself. Delight in luna red.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tapas and very tasty

Great tapas restaurant. Good value for meal, and the portions were very generous. Excellent cocktail list; i would definitely reccommend the tequila verde !!! It leaves your mouth burning!! Yummy! Service was very good, very fast and loved this place. They have outdoor seating on a patio with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
AfriqueSoleil
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great tapas restaurant. Good value for meal, and the portions were very generous. Excellent cocktail list; i would definitely reccommend the tequila verde !!! It leaves your mouth burning!! Yummy! Service was very good, very fast and loved this place. They have outdoor seating on a patio with heaters or indoor seating. Both are great as the place is very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had lunch on the patio, It was a beautiful day, the food was good and creative and the service knowlegeable and attentive. The menu is not your run of the mill, they use ingredients you don't see on every menu and put together food items differently.. They make their own codiments. We had the vegetable burger( served on a... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Attended a work-related dinner gathering at this place alongside the creek in town. What a wonderful time. There is an open patio area with a bar, bar tables, and dinner tables. Lots of shade, blossoms, people watching and views. Inside very nice as well, large bar, friendly staff, and they work well with couples or large crowds, doesn't seem to... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped at 'Luna Red' for lunch while visiting St. Luis Obispo. The info center had recommended them as a good choice for salad. We ordered a Kale salad and Red Quinoa salad. When the waitress brought the salads to our table we were very surprised to see how skimpy the portions were. I have never seen a $10 salad... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This has become our favorite place to enjoy the wonder SOL weather. It is such fun to sit outside on a beautiful evening enjoying delicious tapas treats and a fine glass of wine. If you go on Thursday evening you can have great small plate and a nice drink of $5 a selection. And you can still join in on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

wonderful dinner last evening...food was delicious, Malbec (from Mendoza, Argentina ....yummmm😊) was superb, our waiter provided impeccable service, the ambiance was lovely (birds of paradise in full bloom); .... an altogether perfectly fabulous evening -- muchisima gracias!! brought back AMAZING memories of Barcelona...

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Camarillo, California
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536 reviews 536 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Nice atmosphere at this mainly small plates restaurant. Patio and inside dining, with heaters outside. Small plates with lots of vegetarian options. The food is really good, but a little pricey. I like the potatos with sauce and olives especially. Beer list could be improved. The sangria was pretty good. Large restaurant.

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Nicasio, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but loving eclectic food and being farmers who love to explore,we took a chance. Red Luna was a wonderful find punctuated by the Thursday night Farmer's Market in downtown SLO. The Tapas made for a thrilling meal that didn't weigh us down as we had 2 more hours of driving. The waiter was informative... More 

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Aptos
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Well-prepared food with a Spanish flair. Outdoor seating close to the creek and Mission. Although it was busy, the service was attentive and the wait was short. Great place to begin or end a couples night out!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

we had the all day happy hour cocktails and app's. Each item $5.00 and they all were fantastic. I recommend the bees knees cocktail. Refreshing and if you close your eyes with the music you feel like you are in the Mediterranean. Get the sweet pepper and goat cheese app and the skirt steak tacos.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (Monterey Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-540-5243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 14
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Nourish your appetite with Luna Red’s tantalizing mix of tapas, European staples and global creations. From house-cured duck prosciutto and local goat cheese, to tapas that include such gems as stuffed piquillo peppers or arancini balls, served with local mushrooms, leeks and a tomato jam— and those are just the starter plates. For an entrée, you’ll have a hard time deciding—we offer dishes from around the world such as Portuguese seafood stew with housemade chorizo or Korean style short ribs with housemade kimchee. We have something for every discerning palate. Each selection combines a perfect balance of flavors and represents a kaleidoscope of cuisines. Warm yourself. Delight in luna red.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?