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“Yummy tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Luna Red

Luna Red
1023 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-540-5243
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Ranked #15 of 228 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
california
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Yummy tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Really loved the onion rings and when the waiter mentioned it as one of the best items we knew we had to try them as it was t an expected item when you walk in this restaurant. The sauce that came with then wasn't great but the rings were awesome. The atmosphere is lovely and the outdoor heaters keep you toasty. Great service.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“SATISFIED 100% FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Everyone at Luna Red did an amazing job helping me plan a surprise dinner for my best friend and her fiance as an engagement "congratulations". I live in Fiji and it was so refreshing to have a easy, smooth experience with this establishment from my first conversation with Hayley all the way through to the DELICIOUS dinner created with a personalized menu and wine pairing that was top notch! Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially those that want to give a special gift to a friend or family member as a unique, personalized gift. Thank you again! Hope we get to thank all of you in person and experience your food ourselves on our next visit to CA!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hip new restaurant next to Mission”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This place is amazing! The photos don't do it justice...great patio next to Mission with a fun hip vibe! Food was incredible! We ate scattered sashimi plate that was melt in your mouth delish! Calamari was amazing too and a large portion! Lamb kabobs were super!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grover Beach, California
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“I'm on TAPAS the world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

What a diverse menu. Every time we go we try different tapas. Everything is tasty. Portions are a bit small for the price i.e. the open face pastrami "sandwich" is four bites and gone - good though. Especially like the new location along the creek. Nice ambiance!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Unique dishes, great atmospheres”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We've had two wonderful dinners at Luna Red. They have tapas/ small plate food for sharing. The dishes are unique, interesting and so delicious. The servers are friendly, helpful and well-informed about the menu. We are all still dreaming about the shrimp adobo, the skirt steak, the fried calamari and other dishes I can't remember the names of. The desserts and drinks were also amazing. This place is hip and fun, and has fabulous food and friendly servers. I'd recommend reservations on Friday, Saturday or peak season, but for sure head into Luna Red. You won't be sorry.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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