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Granada Bistro, San Luis Obispo, CA

Granada Bistro

4.7
4.7
919 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, International, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 544-9100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Justin Lewis

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact events@granadahotelandbistro.com for more information on planning your special event at Granada.

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Cross street

    Higuera

  • Parking details

    Parking meters are free after 6pm. We are located near the Marsh St. Parking Structure.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 919 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sloanwall

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant we’ve encountered downtown. Uniformly high quality thoughtfully conceived locally sourced food at each course. Great creative cocktails, a small but informed wine list, and friendly well-trained servers.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and inviting great service great food and drinks
  3. TT

    TahoeT

    Tahoe

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful visit to Granada Bistro for Father's Day. Food was excellent, service excellent and ambiance always wonderful.
  4. H

    carolH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Granada does such a beautiful professional job. Hannah was a lovely server, the Graduation brunch menu and food was excellent. Strawberry salad, cinnamon roll and waffles with chix were all wonderful. Excellent cocktails served in beautiful glassware. Thank you for a special meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town to celebrate our daughter’s college graduation. The restaurant offered a set menu for the weekend. The choices were fantastic. Everyone loved their meal. Service was perfect. It was a great evening!
  6. j

    jsd55

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the terrace and it was such a beautiful setting. The music from the nearby Farmers Market added to the ambiance. Food was delicious, and service was excellent.
  7. L

    Larrybbaldwin

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely outdoor heated patio with great foods to share and well prepared entrees. Service was pleasant but not consistent.
  8. KS

    KerryS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and the food was outstanding
  9. RL

    RobertL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Folks on the phone, host, waitstaff, GM were all amazing. Food was impeccable as well.
  10. P

    Pammy

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal al fresco at Granada Bistro on Friday evening. We shared the Spring salad with fresh sugar snap peas, roasted pistachios, greens, and roasted asparagus. My husband had the Beef Fillet special and I had the Borracha Shrimp for our main course. Both were delicious, and the outdoor patio atmosphere was perfect!
  11. SD

    SDavarski

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I didn't see any gluten free offerings on the menu and should have asked!
  12. DM

    DavidM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food and service. We ate outside and the patio was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this place and eat there again
  13. HG

    HulaGirl

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent in making some recommendations for dining based on the fact neither of us are 'big eaters'. We sat outside and it was a lovely evening. I have not dined here since pre-pandemic, so it was nice to return.
  14. p

    pegasus44

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and prompt service, intuitive server, food was well presented and coursed out. Enjoyable throughout!
  15. H

    Hailey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing and the resturant was beautiful. The service on the other hand was extremely slow but they seemed to just be short staffed. Our waiter was kind but clear over worked.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a must when in SLO!
  17. EM

    EmilyM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love eating here. The food is fresh and tasty. The waitstaff is lovely. It feels both casual and special at the same time. Always happy when we choose this place for dinner.
  18. M

    Marsh1

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    One of our favorite spots on the Central Coast and perhaps we caught them off an off night. The food was delicious, my wife had a seared Ahi salad and I had the Mole Chicken and we totally enjoyed our meals. Being in a world-class wine region and offering only two wines from the area was surprising, and the other options were not, in my mind, worthy options. Our server was really energetic on the front end but disappeared when we ask where our entrees were and it was a disappointment afterwards.
  19. S

    Sandi

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and great patio heaters!
  20. TA

    TracyA

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The food is fabulous- ahi starter, citrus salad, and the steak! ❤️ Our waitress was on it all night. Manager checked in. A must go.
  21. SC

    SusanCSLO

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner! The service was outstanding! We had Casey and she was just friendly, happy and we so enjoyed her service. The food was terrific and we think it’s one of the most intimate venues to meet up with friends! We are local and will be back! And the cocktails were creative and delicious!
  22. EF

    EmanueleF

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant experience, seated on second floor terrace on a beautiful day.
  23. e

    emmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Granada consistently proves to be the best restaurant in all of SLO. The mother's day brunch menu was perfect. As someone who doesn't tolerate wheat well, I wasn't initially thrilled that I could only get the frittata and the salad - but then both absolutely blew me away. Granada transforms simple meals into amazing culinary experiences and brings creativity to each plate on their menu. The strawberry goat cheese on the salad and the creme fraiche on the frittata... phew. Unreal. I hope both will be permanent menu items because I would get them allll the time. My mom loved the brunch and my mimosa was excellent as per usual. Also the potatoes. Best breakfast potatoes in town - why do other places else serve them mushy instead of crispy?? We love the crisp! My only criticism, which isn't a criticism as much as a desperate plea, is PLEASE BRING BACK THE BITTERSWEET!! I miss it every time I go there - it's my favorite drink ever!
  24. KQ

    KennadeyQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing!! We got the avocado toast, panini, and eggs Benedict for brunch. Highly recommend them!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very favorite place. Delicious and the most peaceful surroundings. Love it here
  26. MI

    MorganI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in SLO. The ambience is serene, food is always incredible, and service is so kind.
  27. JB

    JulieB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All brunch items we tried were excellent, as was the service! Go-to favorite when we are in SLO.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Our waitress Jennifer was really nice and attentive. I requested a champagne toast and they did everything wonderfully. Will definitely be back!
  29. B

    Birch

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. Our favorite place in SLO. Great food, wonderful service and trendy vibe.
  30. CC

    CraigC

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for a wedding. Gorgeous European style Bistro
  31. K

    Knows2much

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Server was cool, but rarely saw him. Had to flag him down (or the manager Jason) any time we wanted to order. Loved the dim lighting. Food was excellent, except “15 minute Brownie” which was served dangerously hot and immediately turned ice cream on top into proverbial soup. Something was also terribly wrong with the boasted “reverse osmosis” tap water.. overwhelming plastic-container taste. Switched to bottled flat water immediately. The wine list is totally obscure, and seems to be constructed around some kind of buddy system with start-ups in Paso Robles. My date and I enjoyed each other’s company and our mains thoroughly (I had the salmon) despite the inattentive service. Granada comes off as just a place to be seen in a small, little town—and there is no premium on service accordingly.
  32. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have to say this restaurant does not give up on its customers. The first time dining here I did have a poor experience and felt unwelcome. However, after writing about this meal I was contacted by one of the managers in hopes for them to learn more about our visit and better any future ones. The manager offered me compensation and invited me back to see what Granada Bistro really has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised when I did come back because the situation couldn't have been handled better. The staff, food and ambiance was on par and I really do appreciate how this restaurant wants to keep up a good name.
  33. BY

    BradY

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small (about 20 items) but well rounded menu with quality ingredients and generous servings. Excellent service and bar drinks. Reasonable prices with comfortable indoor dining with option for patio dining. Will return.
  34. EG

    ElizabethG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our server was great, and I’ve always enjoyed coming here for dinner. We tried Easter brunch this time, which I know can be a bit of a crap shoot. I’m guessing they were understaffed since it took over an hour and fifteen minutes for our second course of a prix fixe menu to come out. I enjoyed the first course, but the second course of fried chicken and waffles was frankly awful. The chicken had sat in a warmer or something for too long because the breading was soggy and the meat mushy and inedible. The waffle was dry with just a drizzle of syrup. I quietly let our server know that the chicken had an issue and I’d like to take the rest of the food home, and she kindly put a fresh piece of chicken in the to go box. The third course of sorbet was delicious and refreshing. The French press coffee was also tasty. I’ll stick to coming in for the regular menu. I think just an amalgamation of issues on a holiday was the problem, and I’ll still return.
  35. LW

    LizW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with a chic atmosphere for diners with mature taste. The cocktail menu is stunning!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it, nice atmosphere, great food!
  37. JM

    JMoore

    E. Tennessee

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu had some very interesting and different items and everything was delicious!
  38. JS

    JosephS

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Very loud guests inside made it very difficult to have a conversation.
  39. C

    Chad

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Our server was great but the food was subpar at best.
  40. B

    Becca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing ambiance, and the servers and workers were really good! I loved it all!

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 4.7 stars by 919 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Granada Bistro

1126 Morro St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Higuera

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, International, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking meters are free after 6pm. We are located near the Marsh St. Parking Structure.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Justin Lewis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 544-9100

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact events@granadahotelandbistro.com for more information on planning your special event at Granada.

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