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“Great place for small plates or ??” 4 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 #13 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place for small plates or ??”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Luna Red is owned by the same group that owns Novo (in SLO) and it shows. The service was genuine and friendly. There were lots of options from small to large plates and the food was excellent. Like Novo, they have an extensive wine, beer and beverage list. The food is excellent and easy to share. By ordering a number of small plates, we were able to try almost everything that jumped off the menu as being interesting. We are looking forward to going back.

Visited January 2013
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food portions are small and so so at best. The decor is very modern, and the staff is great. I was just disappointed when the food came, and even more so when the bill came.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Some good, some less so.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Great setting just below the San Luis Obispo Mission and Mission Plaza, and the building itself rests directly over San Luis Creek. Great outdoor setting on nice days, which is more often than not.

Food experiments in a variety of unique international foods. Sometimes the food is taste, sometimes a bit spicy.

However, the desert that I had following lunch this January 2013 day, was a disappointment. The $8.00 carrot cake was in reality a small muffin with a dab of a light ice cream or sorbet and small syrup topping and a toss of large raisins. Should have been a $3 desert at the most.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cambria, California
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102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Really Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

One of the nicest locations in SLO - and the food was great! Coconut milk & chicken soup - lamb gyro & the frommage sandwich were all delicious. Extensive wine list & attentive / friendly service - the perfect spot for lunch outdoors on a sunny SLO day.

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hope it stays. Great place to stop when downtown SLO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had three appetizers and some cocktails. Pretty small portions of food but it was delicious and nicely presented.
wine surprising to be just $6! I would return for dinner or brunch as well. Creative menu.

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