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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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9:30 am - 1:00 am
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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
    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
All things to all people!

I love this place, becoz it has a variety of seating areas, including a large outside patio across from the Mission and proximate to a stream, and also a totally different feeling inside and at the bar. The food is eclectic California, well prepared with generous portions, with Happy Hour every day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Lesli K
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place, becoz it has a variety of seating areas, including a large outside patio across from the Mission and proximate to a stream, and also a totally different feeling inside and at the bar. The food is eclectic California, well prepared with generous portions, with Happy Hour every day amd all day Thursday, including many small plates.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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206 reviews 206 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We sat outside in the beautiful California sun overlooking the mission. The inside of the restaurant is gorgeous but the sun beckoned. Service was outstanding. Cute fun waiter! We ate a table full of appetizers before ordering our meal...gosh we overate but didn't want to miss any of these deliciosos We had the following $ 5 apps before dinner (FIVE... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Service was excellent despite it being a busy night. Lovely décor. We had a gift voucher from a prize pack - thanks so much Luna Red!

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Piedmont, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stopped here for my husband's birthday on our way to Santa Barbara. It's pretty and hip and has a great outside area. IT was too cold to sit outside, but it would be amazing on a warm night. Great Paella and roasted brussel sprouts.

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Cayucos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is not a run of the mill restaurant even for lunch. My friend and I loved every bite of our tasty and unique lunch morsels. We sampled 4 dishes : Bacon wrapped dates w chorizo stuffing and the shrimp in a wonderful light sauce was our favorites if we had to choose. All washed down with a wonderful sangria.... More 

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La Habra
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have eaten several times at sister restaurant Novo and decided to give Luna Red a try. We were very well pleased. This restaurant has both a lovely interior and a large creekside patio. We started with a mixed cheese and charcuteria plate which we enjoyed. My husband had the suquet, a seafood soup which he thought was marvelous and... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I wanted an early light meal on a Monday evening. We decided on Luna Red because of the Tapas like dishes available. Since it was happy hour several of the dishes were a bit cheaper. We tried 4 different dishes, and all of them were delicious. We dined inside, but if the weather is warm enough the... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

had sunday brunch here recently. outside seating was nice, lots of umbrellas to keep you shaded. Good menu with lots of healthy choices, (a few to many for me). very pleasant place to eat and chat.

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Pismo Beach, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We took friends from the San Francisco Bay Area for brunch on the patio at Luna Red, one of our favorite brunch/lunch restaurants, this past Sunday. As usual, the service, food and atmosphere were the best! And Luna Red now has two new customers as our friends said they will definitely be back when they come to visit their daughter,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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193 reviews 193 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We loved the dinner we had at Luna Red. Were there on oyster night, so we had to indulge in the $1 oysters, which were great. Our cocktails were both interesting and tasty. The menu choices were all tempting, and our waiter was very helpful with our ordering so we didn't over-order. Everything was delicious, and as this is the... More 

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?