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Luna Red

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1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3222 (Monterey Street)
805-540-5243
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9:30 am - 1:00 am
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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spot is in a great location, the restaurant and outdoor seating are really nice. Happy hour drink specials are nice after work. I've had food here a few times, and it really was not anything to write home about. Each time I kept thinking, this could use more flavor, more sauce, more something.... I recommend drinks and tiny apps/tapas... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best fried egg sandwiches I have ever had!!! So good! We stopped here after trying to really find a place to eat and relax. I thought this place was a little too fancy for how we were dressed and we were turned off when it was listed online as tapas but I was completely over reacting. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From crazy cocktails to top notch tapas this is an all around awesome place with a perfect downtown location and one of the best outdoor patios.

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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by my hotel. I was there solo, but that didn't matter - the service was very friendly and I enjoyed the energy of the place. Both the outdoor patio and indoor seating areas were packed on a Friday night (but not loud) - this is a fun spot. Extensive cocktail, beer and wine menus with local, South American and... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally planned to dine here but ended up in the bar area for drinks and appetizers, walked over to Novo for dinner. The outdoor area was too open and not cozy for our party of 5 to linger. The bar inside was beautiful and the cocktails superb. Ordered a few appetizers pickled eggs $9 - YUMMY, Focaccia $15 - really,... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I honestly have to say, the Sangria and an evening at Luna Red on the patio is worth the wait (line can form on weekends), but eat elsewhere if you're hungry as they have recently moved to a tapas small portions deal that leaves me hungry... SLO Brew for a fab burger or pizza then relax on Luna patio...for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We went into San Luis looking for a Chinese Restaurant which didn't exist and instead came upon Luna Red. We sat outside in the courtyard with heaters, which was very pretty and had a great atmosphere. The waitress was lovely. We are 4 small plates and paella. The dates wrapped in bacon and the short rib taco, and the warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I recently ate at Luna Red on my first visit to San Luis Obispo and the whole experience was a delight. Four of us ate there, sharing a variety of plates, every one delicious. Standouts were the four cheeses, the rock fish ceviche, the pickled eggs, and the Manila clams. Service was fantastic -- our server was attentive, accommodating, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

If you find yourself in San Luis Obispo of an evening,lucky you. You may then want to eat something, in which case your fortune just got greater as Luna Red is close by. The food is a reflection of SLO's connection to the land around it. Fresh produce and wine have played a significant part in the towns development. Combine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Just tried Luna Red's "Oyster Wednesday" and thoroughly enjoyed the fresh succulent raw oysters, impressive drinks and outstanding service!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $14
Cuisine
Spanish, International, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3222
    (Monterey Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-540-5243
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?