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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 - 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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    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
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  • 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
Tapas and very tasty

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This has become our favorite place to enjoy the wonder SOL weather. It is such fun to sit outside on a beautiful evening enjoying delicious tapas treats and a fine glass of wine. If you go on Thursday evening you can have great small plate and a nice drink of $5 a selection. And you can still join in on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

wonderful dinner last evening...food was delicious, Malbec (from Mendoza, Argentina ....yummmm😊) was superb, our waiter provided impeccable service, the ambiance was lovely (birds of paradise in full bloom); .... an altogether perfectly fabulous evening -- muchisima gracias!! brought back AMAZING memories of Barcelona...

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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

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