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Luna Red

1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #15 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Monterey Street
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.
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79% Recommend
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English first
Berkeley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I had a delightful experience at LunaRed. The service was excellent and attentive, and the food was excellent. I enjoyed the raw oysters, served with two different dipping sauces, the bacon wrapped dates, and a wonderful fresh salad as my final dish. I also had a half glass of the Venato Pinot Grigio, the featured wine. I appreciated having the... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We loved the menu at this friendly tapa restaurant and the tastes delivered. The heirloom tomato salad with pistachio vinaigrette, burrata cheese and purslane made the most of in season ingredients. It was delightful as was the grilled heart of romaine with blue cheese and a balsamic reduction. The flavors were so well balanced. We also really enjoyed the flatbread... More

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Tracy, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here for lunch after doing some wine tasting. We got there around lunch time and had to wait 10 minutes for a table. There were plenty of tables available on the patio, but it seemed that service was a bit slow. I do want to note that one of the staff came by and made... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Get the ceviche trio and you won't be disappointed. Great wine selection (duh - it's SLO) and service was top notch.

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Santa Barbara, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a relaxing, week-day lunch on the patio. The food is very good, I loved the calamari and stuffed peppers especially! The service is a little too relaxed but super friendly. If we had more time, it would have been perfect. They do not get you in and out quickly here which is a good thing!! We will definitely... More

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Eugene, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting SLO! The tapas were unbelievable and the ambiance in the outdoor patio was wonderful. Service was good and although the food was a little pricey, it was worth it in the end.

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were a party of 8 for brunch - one in a wheelchair and they had an impromptu canceling and were able to take us. The staff were so accommodating (they let us eat our brought in birthday dessert, our dog was outside the restaurant and they brought her some water and an umbrella, they brought extra umbrellas for us... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I would like to give this restaraunt a good review, because the food was really excellent. However.... We arrived at a couple minutes before six on a Monday evening. I'm confident of the time because the parking meters are off duty at six, and we debated whether to gamble that we wouldn't get a ticket in six minutes. We were... More

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Shanny C, Public Relations Manager at Luna Red, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We're sorry to hear the timing of your courses was below standard, though we do value you taking the time to leave feedback. We are using it to make adjustments with our serving staff. We hope you'll visit us again soon for a better experience. Regards, Molly Kiely, Marketing Manager More

Capitola, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow! Great restaurant! My friend and I enjoyed a lovely night on the patio. The food was very good. We had bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed dates, the Spanish table (meats, cheeses, bread, fruit), and the black bean, rice and avocado fritters? All were amazing. Great ambiance and service. Can't wait to go back!

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Seattle, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sat outside, no wait at 8pm on a Saturday night. The lamb kabobs were a bit fatty. The clam and bacon flatbed was wonderful as were the calamari. The grilled lettuce was good. French 75 very tasty. And the warn olive oil cake amazing. All and all a nice evening. I'd come back.

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