Granada Bistro

4.7
427 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
The heart and inspiration for Granada is the beloved and pre-existing Granada Bistro. This space has been renovated and re-imagined in industrial chic design, serving seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients sourced from Central Coast farmers and purveyors. Dishes are inspired by Mediterranean culture, French and Spanish cuisine. Small plates, charcuterie and the freshest local seafood, meats, and produce are complemented by an eclectic wine list including Spanish and French selections, and a range of the Central Coast’s finest artisan wine producers



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, International, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm,
Happy Hour: Every day 3pm-5pm
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Phone number
(805) 544-9110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kenny Bigwood
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Higuera
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Parking details
Parking meters are free after 6pm.
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Special events & promotions
Granada is available for private parties or social events! Whether its an office party, wedding rehearsal dinner, or just a gathering with friends, our swanky and intimate venue is the perfect place to share exceptional wine and cuisine. To book a private party or for more information please contact via email at events@granadahotelandbistro.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Happy Thanksgiving! We will be featuring a 3 course prix fixe menu that includes duck and holiday inspired flavors for $65 per person. Vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten free options available. 48 hour cancellation policy.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!!!

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BP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken meatballs yes!

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DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was six of us. We had a few appetizers and four different entrees. Everything was excellent. At first we thought that we would be cold sitting outside, but with all the heaters we were toasty warm. Food and drinks arrived very promptly and our server, Matt, was very knowledgeable and helpful with going over the menu.

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M
Washington DC
205 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I moved to SLO this past June, and every time we walked past Granada Bistro it looked incredibly cool & scrumptious. For my birthday weekend we put our observations to the test...let me confirm that GB's cuisine (e.g. chipotle hollandaise, are you kidding me? Even better: dipping their breakfast potatoes into it) might be even tastier than their hip decor. Even their brewed coffee was perfect...we're already planning our next visit!

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Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite possibly the best dining experience we have had in several years. Outstanding in every possible way!

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Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner experience on the patio. Cool evening, but the fire was toasty. Beautiful and intimate ambience. We all enjoyed the brussel sprouts and cheese/meat plate as appetizers. Monday’s special fried chicken was delicious, as was the halibut. Definitely save room for the chocolate pudding. You will be happy you did!

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice wine list ,good food , outdoor seating. Fun Hip spot in Dwontown SLO.

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J
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Granada Bistro - best restaurant in SLO in my opinion! Great combination of food, drink, service, ambience!!!

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LF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

Meat was undercooked - the server should have asked how my guest wanted her burger cooked. Also, the entire place was almost empty, but we were seated right next to the only other customers in the place.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!! So glad we came in.

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first went to Granada for Dinner a little over a month ago and found it to be delicious. I got married this last weekend in SLO and thought it would be a perfect place for my groomsmen and I to have brunch before the wedding. It was perfect, delicious good food. I have some very healthy friends and some that want everything fried and there were options for everyone. We sat on the patio and it was beautiful and the waitress was very nice and accommodating. I will definitely return!

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s
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening at the Granada Bistro. Perfect service. Knowledgeable wait staff. Great food. Great ambiance! What more could you ask?

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P
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always consistently great! The only issue is the loudness of the music. Wish they could turn down the speaker noise.

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HG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here and we loved it. The food and atmosphere were excellent! The service
is great as well. We will definitely be back!

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, perfect service and a great ambience. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal with craft cocktails. Try the refresher!

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Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looooove this place. I live in LA & found it on a review, prior to my visit. Now I want to come back just for this amazing atmosphere, great service & deliciously prime eats! Not to be missed!

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DD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Granada Bistro, and there will be more visits to come! The signature cocktails are highly varied and fun and there's something for everyone. We arrived early for our reservation and had a great time at the bar and were seated right on time for our reservation. The avocado toast and roasted cauliflower to start our meal were amazing. We enjoyed the roast chicken and halibut immensely as our entrees. We'd hope for a lemon dessert we enjoyed on a prior visit but the menu is seasonal so we had to opt for new treats. The jalapeno creme brulee was exceptional. The chocolate and peanut butter pudding just okay. All in all, everything we'd hoped.

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Granada Bistro met my favorable expectations based on word-of-mouth from friends.

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SN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely find in San Louis Obispo. Attractive brick building on quiet street with great atmosphere and fire pit for dining on patio in cooler evenings. Menu was interesting and sophisticated and food was delicious. Would definitely recommend for foodies. Special half price offer on wines was much appreciated! My only criticism was that almost no lighting on patio made it difficult to read the menu or see our meals.

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LE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent service and food and wine selection. I will plan to be back soon.

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SL
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I sat outside where the weather was perfect. Comfortable table location and seating. Our waiter -- Zemma -- was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable of what was on the menu. She answered our questions and when she wasn't sure about a certain dish she checked with the chef and informed us quickly. The charcuterie plate was excellent and when the time came our meals came to the table hot. My wife enjoyed the Squash Blossom Rellenos while I enjoyed the well prepared Halibut with a local chardonnay . Zemma made the meal a memorable one with her outstanding service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was spectacular and the food was overall pretty good but not memorable. I wish there was a bit more lighting so I could see my food but that might be what they were going for. I had a pleasant dinner but I probably won’t be coming back for dinner any time soon. I will be back for their brunch though just to try it out.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing - from the cocktails, soup, and charcuterie to mains of hanger steak and pork ribs we were blown away. Great flavours and perfect portions. Romantic ambiance to celebrate our engagement.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere are amazing! What made our evening extra special was our waitress, Tianna Morgan. Tianna has such great, fun energy and is also knowledgable about the menu! It was a perfect date night for my husband and I!

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, nice atmosphere, slow service. Good drinks and a great, diverse menu.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t write many reviews but the food here was just too good. The kind of meal where we both kept interrupting the conversation to exclaim how good it was after every bite. I have never had such a succulent and well-flavored chicken in my life, and my wife thought the same of the halibut. Great servers, nice outdoor seating. We don’t live here but won’t ever forget this place.

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Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food and drinks at the Granada and come here whenever we have a special night out. I had the scallops and they were outstanding. The brussells sprouts are always a good appetizer to share before the main course. The ribs are my husbands favorite and he was not disappointed. Highly recommend.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling and got lucky! This place is fantastic! Friendly accommodating staff, delicious and uniques dishes, fabulous cocktails

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat for any occasion.

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RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really loved this place. While we really wanted to sit inside, our table was inside. The only issue we had was that it was pretty dark inside. Had to use the flashlights on our cellphones to read the menu.

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SP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was very good about explaining dishes and how things were prepared. A little tight quarters but overall a wonderful dinner. Appreciated the small portion plates. Delicious brussel sprouts and the pork chops were not only delicious but presented very nicely on the plate.

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SM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt, the bartender was amazingly helpful and friendly. My favorite was the octopus tacos. Delicious!!

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PD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little bistro inside a hotel in downtown San Luis Obispo. Very charming. We sat outside with kinda sorta sidewalk seating. we had small plates and drinks. Both were delicious. Highly recommended.

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ME
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to the Granada Bistro during a previous business trip when I dined solo at the bar. It was so good I took my family there when we were in San Luis on a pleasure trip. My son, who is a very picky diner, was impressed with every course. The small plate options allowed us to try several dishes and each one rocked!

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CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cutest restaurant in SOL.... great ambiance, great food, great service. Highly recommended!

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance , service and food.
We had tapas style, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and Chicken Meatballs. Everything was delicious 😋

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious food, great service, affordable but wonderful wine list.

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MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! We chose to order family style and tasted the cauliflower, the Brussels sprouts, the chicken meatballs and Tagliatelli and loved them all. The service was wonderful and the outdoor seating lovely. This is one of my SLO favorites.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Out of this world.

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PB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All in all a very good experience.

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