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  • Birthdayvip
    California Central Coast •255 reviews
    Dined 2 days ago
    Mistura has become one of our favorite dinner destinations in Downtown SLO! It is one of those rare restaurants that somehow manages to create meals that are visually stunning to look at, delicious to eat, and most importantly nutritious. This is not an easy trick to pull off here on the Central Coast, where sandwiches/pizza/tacos reign supreme! This particular meal was extra special because Mistura helped us celebrate my birthday with a complimentary Arroz Chaufa. We paid an up charge to add perfectly grilled, Peruvian spiced shrimp, which is definitely the best way to enjoy that particular staple dish. We paired it with the Nikkei sushi roll that we've been wanting to sample, made with Peruvian Paiche white fish and plantains. Also yum! We paired all of this with a perfectly crafted Pisco Sour (see image)! Finally, we always save room for dessert because Mistura's in-house pastry chef is second to none. This time we savored a mouse crafted to look like a rose!
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    MisturaPrice: Expensive• Peruvian• San Luis Obispo
  • punkinvip
    Las Vegas •20 reviews
    Dined on Sep 19, 2023
    This is a lovely Italian restaurant in San Luis Obispo, off the beaten path. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our meal started with a delicious bread basket. My husband had chicken parmesan which was delicious and I had ravioli with meat sauce that was also very good. We each had a salad, which were fresh and nicely presented. Our service was spot on, but never intrusive. We ended our meal with creme brulee---scrumptious. There is indoor and outdoor seating available.
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    Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoPrice: Expensive• Italian• San Luis Obispo
  • Kenny
    California Central Coast •2 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    Went for our anniversary and was exceptional. They seated us early before our appt time and even switched tables so we could get a booth table. Server and food was great.
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    Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna InnPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• San Luis Obispo
  • Riles
    Orange County •5 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    One of my top dining experiences of my entire year! From the low-lit atmosphere, to the incredible menu, and perfect recommendations from our kind server. I will drive hours just to dine here again!
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    Granada BistroPrice: Expensive• Californian• San Luis Obispo
  • TBright
    San Francisco Bay Area •2 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    We had a wonderful time at breakfast. The server was wonderful and the atmosphere was lovely. Although some of the food was a little on the overcooked side, it was still very good. We will be back for sure! Thankful OpenTable could help us with a reservation on a holiday too!
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    Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna InnPrice: Expensive• American• San Luis Obispo

Discover California Central Coast

The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in Central Coast is Alma Rosa Tasting Room

The best vegan restaurants in Central Coast are Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar, Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch and Bibi Ji

The best vegetarian restaurants in Central Coast are The Pocket, Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar and Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

The restaurants with the best service in Central Coast are Alma Rosa Private Estate Experience, Alma Rosa Tasting Room and Guest House Grill

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Central Coast are Barton Family Wines & Grey Wolf Cellars, Alma Rosa Tasting Room and Guest House Grill

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