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Granada Bistro

4.5
658 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
We take the health and safety of our staff and guests very seriously. We are following all health and safety guidelines, and currently have our patio open for full service dining. We require guests to have a face covering, and we require a credit card for all reservations 6 or larger. Any late cancellations, within 2 hours of seating time, will be charged $20 per guest in their party. Please contact us directly for more information.

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 658 people are saying
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4.4
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4.7
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynneW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always....amazing food, service, ambiance, and drinks. Favorite place in SLO!

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vipCynthia
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night in outdoor garden. Heat lamps provided comfortable atmosphere. More menu items gave lots of choices. The cauliflower soup was excellent as was the Shrimp appetizer. The beet salad with carrots was also delicious. Can’t wait til next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always the food and cocktails are great

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LoriJil
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely al fresco dining! Delicious food and great service! We’ll be back!

JB
vipJulieB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor evening, great service and excellent food!

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vipGaylairdC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful spot to eat outside in these Covid times. Beautiful setting and creative menu. Very good Central California wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great service. Exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and we had an AMAZING server. Wish I remembered his name, but he doubled as a bartender and really knew his stuff. Food was okay, but everything else made up for it! Will be back.

Granada Bistro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and valued feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and the experience! I will make sure to share your response with our team. We appreciate your business and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back again! Best Regards, Jason Lisenby Food and Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was a lovely dining experience. Food and cocktails were wonderful, and the wait staff was great.

Not sure if the hostess for the weekend was new, but a few times we had odd interactions. I don’t think she let our waitress know we were there, which resulted in our waitress not greeting us for 10-15 min, which she was super apologetic for, but totally wasn’t her fault. Another time we were grabbing drinks in the terrace area (we were told was for hotel guests only, which we were). Same hostess sat a table, took their beverage order, then as we asked if we could also grab drinks from her she told us she’d send over our waiter (the waiter never came). :/

Not a big deal, and we had a lovely time all weekend overall, but figured I’d share the experience.

Granada Bistro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your valued feedback and for sharing with us some of your interactions and shortcomings. It sounds like we may have missed some opportunities in your service. I apologize and would love to welcome you back to Granada Hotel and Bistro in the near future to guarantee you a seamless experience. Best, Jason Lisenby Food and Beverage Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic food was delicious

Granada Bistro
Responded on February 16, 2021

I can't thank you enough for your glowing review. We are truly delighted to hear you enjoyed everything during your visit and your response will be shared with the staff. We certainly appreciate your business! I hope you were able to try our Peanut Butter Pie! It is so good!

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The ambiance of the terrace was nice however the service was not great and neither was the food. My wife ordered the Lamb Bolognese ($26) and it tasted like unseasoned ground meat with a splash of sauce. I ordered the Tablas Creek lamb burger which was a little dry. The service was subpar in the sense that my water glass sat empty the entire time and the appetizer plates weren’t cleared until our dinner plates were cleared.

Granada Bistro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your experience at Granada Hotel and Bistro. I would like to apologize for the poor customer experience your group received while dining with us. Granada has been one of SLO's most highly acclaimed restaurants for over 6 years, and we take customer service very seriously. I would love to invite you back to ensure you have a seamless experience and show you what Granada is all about. Jason Lisenby Food and Beverage Manager

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vipALZ805
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patio is always pleasant. The patio has always been one of my favorite places to dine on a pleasant day. The ambiance at Granda Bistro patio is perfect. Service was top notch with pleasant staff. Food was yummy, portions are not huge here but everything is always fresh. Recommend this location to anyone wanting a pleasant relaxing meal and cocktail.

Granada Bistro
Responded on February 16, 2021

I can't thank enough for your outstanding review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of Granada Hotel and Bistro. Please feel free to reach out to me directly for any future reservations as it would be my pleasure to handle your next stay! Best Regards, Jason Lisenby Food and Beverage Manager

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DMMD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio dining area. Wonderful service. And the food was just amazing! We had the mussels, Caesar salad, mushroom risotto and the hangar steak. Everything was excellent. Made a perfect manhattan as well. We will definitely go back

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juliec
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious. The cocktails were amazing. The dessert was to DIE for.

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Grizz
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local to the area and this is our go-to 'date night' restaurant. Fantastic food, the best mixed drinks in town, classy service, and intimate ambiance.

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MaxwellM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best music of any restaurant in the area. Incredible service with very attentive staff. Food and cocktails alone are reasons 1 & 2 to experience the Bistro.

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DianaG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a jewel of a place! Lovely outdoor terrace where we had a 3-course, well thought out Thanksgiving dinner. Service was impeccable from our entrance to dessert. They even called ahead to warn us about dining outside and the turkey supply problem. Food was very good. Highly recommend this bistro if you're in SLO.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Vibes were there, the food was alright, I got the barbecue chicken. It was a tad bit dry. 10/10 service and love the style of the place.

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DougRoy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great food, service and ambiance. accommodated our running late for our reservation.

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vipVictoria
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hey guys. I know things are tricky with Covid, so I am writing this to you privately, but boy have things fallen down at Granada Bistro since our last visit. We arrived on time foe our reservation and checked in only to have you list us as a “no show” with Open Table. While we appreciate your social distancing attempts, it still felt a little to close to be back to back (even with the plastic partition between the two-tops, and across from a larger party. Our waiter was nice enough, but pretty much messed up our whole order; from only giving us one order of deviled eggs, to giving us the wrong entree salad, to offering us salmon for the salad but not explaining that it was Hey guys. I know things are tricky with Covid, so I am writing this to you privately, but boy have things fallen down at Granada Bistro since our last visit. We arrived on time foe our reservation and checked in only to have you list us as a “no show” with Open Table. While we appreciate your social distancing attempts, it still felt a little to close to be back to back (even with the plastic partition between the two-tops, and across from a larger party. Our waiter was nice enough, but royally messed up our order; from only giving us one order of deviled eggs, to giving us the wrong entree salad, to offering us salmon for the salad but not explaining that it was smoked salmon. Meanwhile, the manager who was present and seemed to be checking g the larger party of 3-4 people salmon. Meanwhile, the manager who was present and seemed to be checking the larger party of 3-4 people (who were frankly obnoxious), we were never once checked in on. Plus, the place was kind of dirty...very dusty. Sorry to have to be a downer, but hope this is taken to heart going forward. I only want your business to succeed in these tough times. I would welcome your response.

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EdenE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for an anniversary dinner and it was the perfect spot! The waiters were super friendly and courteous. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet spot with nice ambiance.

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vipHookem720
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Granada top to bottom. The COVID procedures in place felt safe but reasonable. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. My meal (the salmon) was especially delicious and all elements were cooked to perfection. This was our first visit but we will definitely come again.

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pamela
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

perfect private table outside. The waiter Jacob was excellent. Helped make the evening special. I think the wine was expensive but that's common .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the drinks!!!

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Downtownddbrown
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the Ahi Tuna soba noodles dish. Amazing ! My husband had the Cubani sandwich and said it was delicious. The wines where fantastic.

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LukeL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall. Just didnt need our entree immediately after our appetizer came .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Service was very poor. Seeing people get the orders taken before we had our drinks is never appealing. Portion size was decent depending which entree you had but overall the taste was excellent. Furthermore, I had to talk to the bartender and hotel front desk before I could be seated. Ambience was great but overall service was not.

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MikeA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Granada Bistro has decided to no longer offer their beloved eggs Benedict with corn bread. There were others in the outdoor patio requesting this item for brunch - just like us - and they too were declined. They were not happy. We were not happy.

Service was barely fair. It was 11:00am on Sunday morning - perhaps (she) just didn’t feel like being at work at that time of day. The Bistro is a wonderful place - make sure the face that is presented to the customers is the same.

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fisher
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great oysters and salmon. Steak was underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration- good food lovely ambiance and great service

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CoryB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Server had no personality. Seemed nervous and impersonal. It could have been one of her first serving shifts, but our food came out correct, that is what is most important.

As far as food quality. Steak was tough and couldn’t be cooked to rare or med rare due to the chef’s recommendation...so it came out medium, leaning to med-rare. Either way, I like my steaks cooked closer to rare. Flavor was good but I stopped eating it because the work to get through it wasn’t worth it.

Appetizers were delicious; however, very minimal for what you pay for.

Drinks were good and strong. No issues there.

Overall the check for two meals, two apps, a couple drinks, and dessert needed up being over $200 before tip. It was a bday celebration, no discount or cute dessert. Little things go along way. It amazes me how a $1 ice cream and a candle can add to an experience that some restaurants fail to do.

Looking at the bill, the amount of food, the quality of everything, and the ambiance, there are much better places to go in SLO or Pismo overlooking the ocean.

Will not return for dinner, I may check them out in a casual setting for lunch to see what that is about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Awesome people and place. We happened to have a bad experience where the food took forever and then it was cold. But they were really nice about making it up to us. I do recommend this place overall.

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marinac
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

i had the best dinner here. service was attentive and the absolute best stone fruit salad I have ever tasted

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Peggy1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch

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LosGatosFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of five had a fantastic dinner here. The cocktails, fries, brussel sprouts, pasta, steak and bread pudding were all so delicious. Our kids were asking if we could return the following night!

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SLOhappy101
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience! Our server even included a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. One of our favorite restaurants and we will be back very soon.

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HaydnS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall amazing food as well as the bistro itself was gorgeous

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MarissaH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, delicious food and excellent service!

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friendsnightout
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The eggs Benedict were outstanding. My husband had the Cubano and he said it was delicious. Our friends enjoyed their selection tins also. They had a DJ that was playing excellent music. We will return....

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My GF and I are on vacation from SF. We decided to try this restaurant out near our hotel.

The wait staff was super friendly and helpful from seating, dinner to walk around staff.

The food was fantastic. The yellow tail dinner and appetizer were amazing, so was the claims, so was the lamb pasta.

Overall great little dinner spot!

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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 4.5 stars by 658 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.