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Luna Red

1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-540-5243
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Ranked #13 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $14
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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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English first
Centennial, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was our first time experiencing tapas dining in the US (we had tapas once before in Barcelona), and we were not disappointed! We were seated in the comfortable outdoor patio area with the 4 of us and 2 dogs, and were treated to an assortment of tapas plates and a bottle of Pinot Grigio. We ordered the calamari, Jidori... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My family and I are visiting from Canada for 2 weeks. We are halfway through our vacation and this was the best food we've had yet!! Fresh, and bursting with flavour! We will go back again before our vacation is over! :) We highly recommend this place.

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Madera, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband, our dogs, and I took a day trip to SLO. We researched ahead of time an eating venue that had Gluten free optiona and was dog friendly. Luna Red fit the bill. The food was good, server were friendly, and they were super great to our girls, even bringing a dog water dish to our patio table. We... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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