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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SNACKS
Warm Local Bread
citrus-garlic dipping oil
5
Nosh Board
manchego, blue cheese, warm chèvre, spanish chorizo, spiced almonds, marinated olives, 'honeycomb', mostarda, warm bread
19
HOUSE MADE DIPS
Happy hour - $6 (each served with house made tortilla chips, cucumber and jicama)
Sikil Pak*
yucatecan pumpkinseed dip made with roasted tomato, burnt onion, hot pepper, sesame, cilantro and citrus
9
Broccomole
broccoli, avocado, onion, garlic, cilantro and lime
9
Cheesy Black Bean
refried black turtle beans, cheddar, manchego, sour cream, roasted tomato
9
SMALL PLATES
Rockfish & Tuna Ceviche
olive, tomato, onion, radish, cilantro, jalapeño, sour citrus juice, olive oil, tortilla chips
17
Blistered Shishito Peppers*
whipped chèvre, avocado-almond pesto
9
Happy Hour6
Bacon Wrapped Dates
stuffed with house-made chorizo, frisee
10
Happy Hour6
Add Whipped Chèvre or Blue Cheese Crema2
'Brava-Style' Potatoes
crispy fingerling potatoes, roasted tomato salsa, sambal aioli
9
Happy Hour6
Crispy Albacore Croquettas
pink peppercorn crema
8
Happy Hour6
SOUP & SALADS
add pollo verde $4 or sautéed shrimp $6 or house made soyrizo $5
Little Gems^
grilled knob onions, dried fruit, black pepper breadcrumbs, queso fresco, poblano-lime dressing
9
Beets & Walnuts* ^
warm marinated beets, whipped burrata, toasted walnuts, tajin, powdered honeycomb, baby lettuces
13
Tortilla Soup^
roast tomato broth, avocado mousse, queso fresco, onion, radish, tortilla chips
9
Happy Hour6
Zarzuela de Mariscos*
catalonian shellfish stew with ground almonds, tomato, onion, garlic, sweet pepper, clams, mussels, wild fish and shrimp
19
Pozole Gordo
dark dried chili broth, braised organic chicken, cilantro, rancho gordo hominy, green onion, radish salad, shredded cabbage, lime
17
CRAFT TACOS (3)
all tacos served on house made corn tortillas and fresh cilantro
Al Pastor
salsa verde, pineapple marmalade, red onion
16
Duck Carnitas*
mole poblano, toasted sesame seed, pickled onion
17
Pollo Verde
salsa verde, roasted poblano, queso fresco
15
House Made Soyrizo
kale, potato, refried black beans
14
Flat Iron Arrachera
chimichurri, marinated tomato, grilled scallion
16
Tempura Rockfish
pico de gallo, lime crema, cabbage slaw
16
Pipian Shrimp*
avocado mousse, pepitas, pumpkinseed mole
17
LARGE PLATES
Pato Criollo Asado
Roasted duck breast in a port wine, dried fruit, olive, onion and green pepper sauce. On plantain puree and radish salad
28
Whole Riverance Farm Trout
Wrapped in banana leaf, coconut-tomato sauce. Served with white rice, lime and house made tortillas
32
Niman Ranch Flat Iron Steak
potato and calabaza salad, winter greens, paprika-arbequina oil dressing, chimichurri roja
29
Grilled Spanish Octopus*
peruano beans. marinated tomato, spinach, romesco
26
Cuban Pork & Beans
garlic-allspice-cumin porchetta, poblano spoonbread, pickled onion, black bean 'soup', micro salad.
27
Roasted Heirloom Winter Squash^
kandarian farms farrotto, oyster mushrooms, kale, queso fresco, toasted walnuts
25
PAELLA
Our paella is rich and flavorful with a layer of caramelized, crunchy saffron rice on the bottom of the pan (called socarrat in catalan) which is widely considered the marker of a great paella. (Gluten free/Dairy-free) Serves 2-4. Please allow up to 35 minutes to prepare. Choose between saffron or black (squid ink) rice
De la Luna
roast chicken thigh, house made chorizo, english peas, roasted tomato sofrito, soft cooked eggs
42
Del Mar
rockfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, octopus, saffron aioli, roasted tomato sofrito, english peas
48
Mixto
all of the above
55
Vegan
soyrizo and farm vegetables
34
DRINKS
PITCHERS & PONCHES
Sangría Roja
malbec, pisco, root elixirs ginger beer, citrus, fruit juice
8
24
Fizzy Lifting Drink
vodka, passion fruit liqueur, citrus, pink bubbles, strawberry, mint
12
35
Sangría Rosita
hibiscus tequila, triple sec, cranberry, strawberry, citrus, mint, cava
12
35
Ponche de Verano
tequila, sparkling rosé, watermelon liqueur, grapefruit, citrus, mint, cucumber
12
35
TEPACHE
traditional fermented pineapple beverage spiced with cinnamon and clove, mixed with citrus, soda water, served with a tajín rim, and your choice of spirit
Mezcal
14
Tequila
12
Rum
12
Vodka
12
Gin
12
Bourbon
12
About
Located in the heart of downtown SLO next to the historic Mission Plaza, Luna Red is a lively gathering spot that features a Latin inspired menu of handcrafted plates, craft cocktails and an award-winning global wine. Luna Red's focus celebrates using local, seasonal ingredients and a lively late night music scene. On the weekends enjoy Brunch on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:00 am.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
International
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Liked the restaurant atmosphere but did not like the food. Three of us (two woman and one man) ordered one of the restaurants signature paella’s that we all shared. There was enough food for all of us but the paella was over cooked. The rice...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank jbushman2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant! The atmosphere was quaint being next to the San Luis Obispo mission. We enjoyed a tapas-style dinner. We had the tuna ceviche, 2 orders of the bacon wrapped dates, the shishito peppers, and 2 sangria roja drinks. It was likely...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank bmahoney03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The taquitos and watermelon and cucumber salad were a great way to start the meal. We tried the octopus, shrimp and quinoa....so good. There were 4 of us, and we shared the seafood paella. It was plenty. The restaurant is located in downtown SLO, and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed October 9, 2019

My sister and I were up in SLO for the weekend and wanted to have a wine and cheese type experience in the old town area. There weren't any places close by other than Luna Red to walk to so we thought we'd try it....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed October 7, 2019

We spent the day in SLO and were looking for a tasty, light lunch. Luna Red offers small plates and other tapas-y things as well as sandwiches and larger dishes. We got the nosh board (charcuterie—manchego, blue cheese, warm chèvre, spanish chorizo, spiced almonds, marinated...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Caroline171
Reviewed October 3, 2019

We were looking for a restaurant when we came upon Luna Red and saw that they were offering a special on paella. We had a bit of a wait to get in since the restaurant was quite busy and we needed to seats on the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Robert N
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

Rather pricey drinks of all kinds but the appetizers were WOW tasty and the menu worth a return on core the place was lively even late at night ample seating indoors and outside ideally next to creek and mission for two bill split each 16.43...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ASOPsports
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Great drink menu, excellent wine selection, beautiful menu! Opted for the melon salad and the street tacos and they were excellent! Great service and cool ambience. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 238elizabethv
Reviewed September 15, 2019

Food was done well, and the atmosphere was casual, but not too much so. Service was great as well. Will definitely go again when in SLOI

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank carol j s
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

We ate at Luna Red from a recommendation from friends. We were seated quickly for lunch in their nice bright interior. The dining room is above the creek with a nice view. I had a fresh feta salad for lunch and my daughter ordered a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Chiquidia
Shanny C, Manager at Luna Red, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thanks for the review!

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HFolk
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Corinne705 | Reviewed this property |
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May 10, 2017|
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Response from Shanny C | Property representative |
Yes, we do! Just call 805-540-5243
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bgdaddy
October 2, 2015|
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Response from Shanny C | Property representative |
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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