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“Interesting menu--eclectic decor”
Review of Luna Red

Luna Red
Ranked #11 of 303 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$18
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Washington DC
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453 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Interesting menu--eclectic decor”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Luna Red is one of San Luis Obispo's best restaurants, located right on the town creek and next to the Tolosa Mission. Lots of Asian/American/Middle East fusion stuff on the menu. Great choices for vegetarians. We stuffed ourselves on artichokes, spring rolls, and small kabobs. The kabos (beef filet) were truly memorable. Prices are moderate. Decent wine list. Very friendly and helpful wait staff.

  • Visited May 2014
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Tracy, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Better than anything I had in Beverly Hills”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Luna Red is a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Situated in a prime spot right next to the Mission, the tapas was incredible (do yourself a favor and get the stuffed peppers), and the drinks (both alcoholic and non) were refreshing on a very overcast but humid day. Service was on point as well, though I admit we ate during a very slow period. All in all, Luna Red is a great bet for anyone, especially tourists looking to venture outside of their normal chains.

  • Visited June 2013
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Street, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Happy family lunch”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Lunch special was good value and delicious. Kids' choices are flexible, which is a welcome plus point. Lovely environment for outside eating on a sunny day. Busy and vibrant. Servers very helpful and knowledgeable on menu and wines. All signs of well-managed, customer-oriented eatery.

  • Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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623 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“So Good We Went Two Nights In A Row”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Absolutely loved the small plate concept. The patio was packed so we sat inside both nights. Service was friendly and efficient. First night- we ordered the pork short ribs but they were out and our server suggested the beef tacos. Wow- they were fantastic. The second night we had them again plus the short ribs which were also delicious.
Nice selection of local wines by the glass. Good value as well.
A very attractive restaurant that is uniquely decorated, Luna Red will be a regular stop for us when we pass through SLO from now on.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bccrab
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Bexley, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“nice bar”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We came to kill an hour before meeting a friend at another restaurant. The small plates and tapas were inventive and nicely prepared. The cocktail menu was also full of interesting choices. Everything we ordered was outstanding. We sat at the bar where the bartender was way too busy and without any assistants. The bar was also missing some staple liquors in my opinion, but that is a small criticism.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Susan L
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