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$10 - $46
Latin, International, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Central American
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not your typical Mexican food restaurant. I think the reason people come here is the Paella. We saw several steaming platters of rice and seafood be delivered to tables. We had some more simple dishes, mainly tacos. There were some non-traditional flavors like the spicy...spuds. Not bad, but I would recommend Luna Red expand their menu. Not objecting to the Mediterranean or eastern flavors - there were just not enough choices to earn 5 stars from me. What they did serve was tasty enough.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor eating area. My girlfriend and I stopped by for an early dinner and caught their happy hour. Excellent deals! The food was outstanding and the staff was attentive and personable!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

Dined at this restaurant during the ongoing farmer’s market on Thursday night. No reservations required. However, go early for a table. Great ambience—outdoor dining next to creek. Great service. Great food. Definitely recommend the paella—it’s good for 2–4 people. An excellent price. Public parking nearby.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 16, 2021

We arrived in SLO late afternoon and then saw the street crowds for the Thursday night market and wanted some quick lite bites. We walked right into Luna Red, that they are dog friendly was important. Very attentive and friendly wait staff, delicious tacos, perfect!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021

Luna Red was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint. We had lovely shareables, paella and soup there. All great but the cocktails are a must when there. We ordered from the menu and then tried the "bartender roulette" where you tell the bartender...the alcohol and they make a drink of their choice. Both were VERY different and very delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed May 2, 2021 via mobile

This is a lovely place in downtown, with garden seating. The cocktails were perfect. I recommend the ceviche!

Date of visit: May 2021
Shanny C, Owner at Luna Red, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2021

Hi Pamela! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your time here with us at Luna Red. We hope you join us again soon. Have a great day!

Reviewed April 7, 2021 via mobile

Found this creekside eatery en route to a stop at the SLO mission. The staff was super friendly and informative! We learned we could have their menu items delivered to Avila Beach via Door Dash. So we did!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 25, 2020 via mobile

But the services lagged a little. All restaurants are changing in response to the pandemic, and this place has the advantage of a great outdoor plaza. They were busy, the night before Thanksgiving, which was good to see. I'm not sure if the were understaffed...or just beat luck with our server. This is one of several restaurants owned by an experienced management group that has a number of places in town, so I have high expectations. My wife had the SLO Bowl with shrimp and I had the steak asada, both of which were tasty and properly sized for dinner. We split a dark chocolate torte for dessert, which was suitable rich. Drinking water, with tax and tip, the total was about $89.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Old town San Luis Obispo was pretty much desolate however we were pleasantly surprised to have the red Luna open. Therefore we decided to have lunch, and late lunch there and we were not disappointed and very nice charcuterie plate and a couple of additional...plates on top of that do you Lish nice location great service, repeat great service and we will be back in a few months thank youMore

Date of visit: October 2020
ShannyC_11, Owner at Luna Red, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Hey Joe, it sounds like you had a good time with us! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. It means so much when our customers share their experiences. We hope you had a happy anniversary!

Reviewed September 25, 2020

Family agreed this was the best dinner of our entire vacation in San Luis Obispo & we ate at really good restaurants. I was not brave enough to try it, but rest of my family had the paella with squid ink & said it was...by far the best meal of our trip. Bacon wrapped dates, ceviche, & skirt steak were also outstanding.More

Date of visit: September 2020
ShannyC_11, Owner at Luna Red, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

Hey scolan, thank you so much for your great review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your experience and hope to see you again soon!

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January 25, 2018|
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Hello, We offer burgers on our lunch menu and Sunday nights starting at 5pm is Build Your Own Burger night with many delicious toppings to choose from. We hope you can join us tonight!
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Yes, Luna Red offers takeout services.

Luna Red is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5