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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 - 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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Casual Dining

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  • 64
    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
good for outside dining at lunch/brunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
john b
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
105 helpful votes 105 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you're looking for a wonderful place to spend some time great food great atmosphere and great staff. You'll find it at Luna red. This great tapas restaurant offers some of the best Tapas dishes I've ever had. They also carry an extensive wine list and make some fantastic cocktails. We enjoyed dinner on the patio underneath the heat lamps.... More 

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Los Osos, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A wonderful dining experience last Friday when we took my wife's sister and mother out to dinner to celebrate her 82nd birthday: lovely patio (plenty warm thanks to the heaters); super,attentive and friendly service: thanks Riley. As for the wine recommendation- Sexual Chocolate- spot on! It was delicious! Truly a memorable night out, with food that was complex, tasty and... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ate here last night with my husband and 11 year old. The nightly special was different types of burgers, so my child was jazzed about that. I shared small plates with my husband. The Brussels sprouts were good, but seriously greasy. Enjoyed the avocado tuna ceviche, but you really can't call this ceviche. There was no lime flavor at all... More 

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Vancouver
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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?