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“Very fun fusion tapas restaurant”
Review of Luna Red

Luna Red
Ranked #10 of 303 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Monterey Street
Description: 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.
Minneapolis
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very fun fusion tapas restaurant”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

A great find right next to the Mission. The menu is mostly all tapas. Most dishes are fusion dishes or very location specific (ie Peruvian ceviche). We shared 3-4 tapas and an eggplant entree which was just right for 2 of us. Their wine list is great which helped us pick a winery to go to the next day.

The service was great. Since the menu items are different sizes, our server was helpful in figuring the right amount to order and helped with the local wines.

The decor is great and they have both indoor and outdoor seating in a great location.

While it was perfect for a romantic dinner, I would think it would also be very fun with a group.

  • Visited August 2012
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Carlsbad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tapas?”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Over rated grilled romaine over done. Dolmades awful. Japanese ceviche weird with sorbet. Waitress pretentious. Don't waste your money

  • Visited September 2012
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Arroyo Grande, California
2 reviews
“Fabulous”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Luna Red was recommended by a friend so we stopped for an early dinner on a Monday. I love tappas and this place has it down. We lucked out as the weather was beautiful in San Luis Obispo. We sat on the patio which is in front of the mission with the tree canopy just adding to the ambience. If you aren't familiar with tappas this is just the place to try it. We ordered a dish from each type of food which arrived with enough for the four of us to each sample a taste, the stuffed red peppers were wonderful as was the strip steak which was so plentiful we took some home. The service was friendly and informative. This is not a place for a quick bite. Think leisurely dinning on appetizers for hours on fabulous food with good friends and you have an idea of what we experienced. We were told that it was a slow night although every patio table was occupied and most of the inside also. So the weekends might be a long wait. We look forward to going again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Small plates on a lovely patio”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

My family loved this restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo. The outdoor dining space is gorgeous. We shared a number of delicious small plates and wonderful local wines. Service was excellent. And guess what, ladies? The restroom is enormous! You won't have to wait in line for once.

Visited August 2012
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Three Rivers, California,
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Unique food”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Have always had great meals here. Love their new location. Really enjoy the musicians they have. Wish I had the time and money to go more often.

Visited July 2012
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