Granada Bistro

4.6
840 Reviews
$30 and under
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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 840 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cubano and deviled eggs were very good. Brioche French toast was okay. The mixed berry mascarpone was a little overpowering and the fruit was not quite ripe.

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vipAlbertO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Loved the brussels sprouts, roast chicken, soba tuna salad. Service was excellent too. Will definitely return

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RamanM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation but they accommodated us. Everyone was very nice and the food was delicious. They made scrambled eggs and a side of fruit for our baby. Beautiful outdoor patio. Great place.

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MMonroe
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I e been here a couple of times and I love the food! The service is always good and it’s a nice place for a date night or chat hung up with wine and a friend.

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Aaronw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff very friendly and attentive.

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AndreaN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch and we each (6 of us) ordered something different. The food was amazing - every dish!! I enjoyed the breakfast panini with one of Granada's specialty Mimosas - it was heavenly. Other dishes we ordered were the Fried Chicken and Waffles, Spicy Chorizo hash, Eggs Benedict... Every morsel was delightful.
I highly recommend anything on the menu. The ambiance of the outside patio was very pleasant and comfortable and the service was attentive, polite and professional. 5 stars!!

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Phil
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with a great staff

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ClaudiaF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual. Our server, Casey, was wonderful. Her knowledge of wines was excellent and she helped us make two great choices - a local Grenache and a French Gamay. Both were very good and went with all four of our meal choices.

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Wonderful
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and incredible food! Also, the restaurant itself is beautiful.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Brunch is an annual event for us. Look forward to next year.

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catherineb
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the bacon bloody mary was fantastic. and the candied bacon on the eggs benedict was a wonderful surprise.

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teltscher5
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

we used to love coming here but the service was poor, the order came out
part way and then there was a very long wait for the rest of the order. we had
3 or 4 different waitress/waiters and they all seemed in a hurry.
the food was fine but after the wait and part of the order getting cold waiting for
the rest of the order it was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Like this restaurant, but this was not a great experience. Took 80 minutes to get main course. Short ribs on the menu were mid-represented badly. Pasta was indicated, but basically spaghetti was served with some short ribs (very few!) sprinkled in. Very poor. And it was the most expensive entree on the menu!! Ugh. One server taking care of at least 10 tables. All around poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Everything was perfect.

CW
CWil
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our brunch at Granada! The experience was perfect, from the delicious food to the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful patio. Our new favorite brunch spot, will definitely go again soon!

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BarbaraJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granada has great food, great service and great ambience.

JR
vipJRDB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fabulous!

JM
JaneM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, the food, our server - all world class!

MG
MichelleG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. The only thing that could have been better was if the food was hotter. Everything was tepid at best. But relaxing outdoor experience and great way to spend Thanksgiving.

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review123
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner

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NelsonPimentel
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My partner and I had a reservation at 7:30 pm to celebrate their birthday. We arrived at 7:20 pm and were automatically seated. We got cups of water at 7:40 pm and were not checked on again till 8:00 pm. Around 8:10 pm we had to stop a server and ask for service. The server said, "Oh, let me check who your server is". He then came back and said, "I don't know who your server is but let me just help you two". While all this was happening, two parties who came in after us were already drinking beverages and eating. We didn't end up getting our drinks and an appetizer until 8:18 pm, 1 hour after our reservation. When he dropped off our drinks he took our entree order. He walked away and then we waited, and waited.. and waited. Around 9:15 pm he walked by our table and said, "Oh, you guys haven't gotten your food?". By this time I was very upset and frustrated! We finally got our food about TWO HOURS after we had entered the restaurant, 9:20 PM! I feel like we were completely forgotten about. The service was HORRIBLE! I wanted to treat my partner to a nice birthday dinner but this whole experience ruined our San Luis Obispo trip.

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Janelle510
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family here for a celebration, and the food and service were terrific!

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KostasA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and great service. A really nice spot.

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vipBetty
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We ate here last night for dinner. I had heard good comments about the restaurant, so I was disappointed with our experience.
I ordered the crispy duck with cherries, which was very good, somewhat light on the cherries, but the duck was moist and well cooked over a bed of well seasoned lentils.
My husband ordered the lamb burger. His plate came out lukewarm, the lamb burger was overcooked (well done when ordered to be med-rare). The side of fries were not only cold, but appeared to have re-fried and placed under a warmer until they were dried out and hard. When I called the server Stephanie over, she did offer to have the plate redone, however, my husband declined as we had waited over 40 minutes for our dinners. So I asked if he could just have fresh hot fries while he finished the burger. SHE CHARGED US FOR THE FIRES!
Overall, service was very slow. We understand that the restaurant was very busy and seemed short staffed for servers. Stephanie stopped by infrequently during the 2 hours we were there and food was very slow coming out of the kitchen. The manager did come over to apologize and offered us a free dessert.
If they were having staffing issues, I would think it would be better to seat fewer table and provide better and quicker service, than to have poor service for more tables. A poor experience such as ours, will prevent us from returning.
Although, I think this restaurant would normally be above average, I would hesitate to recommend it at this point. Maybe in the future.

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vipjte3456
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately we were unable to eat there since they denied us seating OUTSIDE with a reservation because we did not pass the SERVICE DOG SPECIFIC AID TEST they subjected us to. They could simply state on their website that they hate dogs and save people the trouble.

Granada Bistro
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback of your recent visit to Granada Bistro. We regret to learn of this experience related to your service animal. All service animals are welcome and we would love to host you soon. Please contact me and reference this review if you have any questions or concerns. Braden Hanson General Manager

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vipPostie
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was mediocre. Pork was under seasoned. Gnocchi had excessive sauce. Overpriced for food served.

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tomb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice evening at our favorite spot in SLO. Unfortunately, the short rib ragu was fairly mediocre and lacked flavor. The apple and butternut squash gnocchi was overly seasoned and way too "pumkiny" - overdone and unenjoyable. Oh well.

Have been to Grenada several times and it remains our family favorite, even when its not spot on.

MP
vipMarionP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious - drinks were fun and yummy. We sat outside where they had fire pits set up, so it was comfortable. The tables were a little close, and a bit close to the fire pits. Service was very good for these times. The hotel in which this restaurant is situated is a beautiful old building, so the rooms, the bathroom and the patio are all lovely

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Meaghan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food & drinks.

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vipMightymom
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! A little gem in SLO and we will be back. Outside dining but still cozy and warm.

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Fanny
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Will return! The wine menu is fantastic.

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CameronT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I ordered the chicken and waffles. Neither had any flavor. The "half chicken" was half of a tiny chicken breast and was dry as a bone. The waffle was so over cooked that it crunchy and difficult to cut through. Other tables around us didn't get food or drinks for over 30 minutes. I will never come back here for another meal, especially with all of the great options in SLO for food.

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DeborahS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

parents weekend

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robinf
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love to eat at Granada. The food and ambiance are excellent!

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TaGfL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Definitely good, but the bill adds up quick. Wine by the glass prices are silly.

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
416 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, everyone friendly, delicious shrimp appetizer and duck dish. Beautiful patio and indoor dining

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ChuckS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We walked out after 15 minutes due to poor service. Ignored at the hostess station, and after an effort finally being seated, we waited over 10 minutes while being essestionally ignored and not even beoing able to place a drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Had reservations . Very slow service. Left after a glass of wine and found another place for dinner.

JR
vipJenRecommends
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Prices have gone up, food quality down. Wonder if new chef?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Granada Bistro using the Order Online button. Granada Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 544-9100.

Granada Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 840 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.