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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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11:00 am - 12:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
Great Location - Inventive Menu

The location by Mission Plaza is the best in town....the restaurant sits over the creek that winds through the town. The quality of the food is excellent. Wine costs are high and wait staff response has varied in quality. Still all and all a great place to spend an afternoon al fresco in an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The location by Mission Plaza is the best in town....the restaurant sits over the creek that winds through the town. The quality of the food is excellent. Wine costs are high and wait staff response has varied in quality. Still all and all a great place to spend an afternoon al fresco in an historic locale.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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60 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a nice menu with many good options. I felt the food was good but over priced so did not give it 5 stars. Overall it was a pleasant meal sitting in the patio and enjoying the atmosphere during our meal. We order several different items and all very good ... But none would I say were Fantastic.

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Central Coast California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We've been to this restaurant several times and never been unhappy. Great tapas - large selection from which to choose. Interesting drinks. Excellent service.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Each dish was fresh and perfectly spiced. I especially loved the fish soup and the paella. Luna Red is by far one of the best restaurants in SLO. Hats off to the chef!

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary dinner. I really liked the atmosphere. The interior design was nice and the outside looked quite cute. We had the bacon wrapped and chorizo stuffed dates which were tasty, the lamb flatbread with the chimicurri which was excellent. I love when a place is not afraid to actually have spicy food!... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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144 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Additional Information about Luna Red

Address: 1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone Number: 805-540-5243
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
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
Average Prices: USD $9 to $14
Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic

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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 to $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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?