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About Granada Bistro

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 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



1126 Morro St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, International, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 9am - 3:00pm,
Happy Hour: Saturday - Sunday 3pm-5pm

Cross Street:
Higuera

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 544-9110

Website:
http://www.granadahotelandbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking meters are free after 6pm.

Executive Chef:
Kenny Bigwood

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for Christmas dinner! Three courses of seasonal and holiday inspired fare for $65 per person. Vegetarian options, and a la carte menu available as well. *Menu subject to change. 48 hour cancellation/guest count change policy or card will be charged $50per person.

Granada Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Special Occasion (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous!! Excellent!! Delicious food! Lovely terrace!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 7 days ago

Very gluten-free friendly. Such a treat. Our server went over the whole menu, indicating "safe" items and what could be adapted. The pork chops with curried mashed potatoes were stunning. Creative sauce, comfort food with an amazing foodie twist. The appetizer scallops was small, but still stunning. (and given the price, the size made sense).

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food. Horrible service. Very over-prices drinks and food. Pretentious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

When in SLO, Granada Bistro is a must. Lovely outdoor seating available with a firepit and heaters to keep you toasty as you enjoy their wonderful menu options. The small plates offered a terrific array of options from which we chose tuna tartare, steak tartare, cauliflower and scallops. They were all delicious but the scallops were amazing. You can't go wrong with any of the entrees..just pick one that suits your mood. Come dessert, don't miss the meyer lemon semifreddo...it is out of this world!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Granada bistro is always a delicious place to meet up with friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was very good. Service was not. We had to flag down our server numerous times, who was also tending bar. The restaurant was empty except for a couple of people hanging out at the bar. Our server was more interested in hanging out with them. We were there for a special occasion, so felt pretty disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food service was a little slow so be prepared for a longer than usual delay from ordering to receiving food. But food was fresh and very good

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely decor, hipster chic vibe that is fun and modern. I was expecting an exceptional meal based on the initial impression and well designed menu. Brunch was rather bland though. Over cooked ultra crispy breakfast potatoes, slightly watery and bland omelette. The avocado toast and eggs were the best item we tried. At $14-17 a plate very overpriced for the quality. Wait staff was friendly but stretched thin by too many tables with slow service. We have been here for appetizers and drinks in the evening before and were also unimpressed but did enjoy their Old Fashioned.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and appreciate the attention to detail with my nut allergy. Keep it up!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very friendly atmosphere, great service, great food, dessert was fabulous. Chef came by and introduced himself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Loved the look and atmosphere of Granada when we first saw it. Came in for dinner, and weren't disappointed. Our waiter was fantastic--he gave good recommendations and offered tastings of wines so we could choose what suited us best. The food was fresh And interesting but not overly creative. Delicious. Left feeling satisfied and enjoyed an evening at Granada.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We tried only a few of the small bites and felt 2 out of 3 needed salt (which is not something I say often!). Indoor space seemed hip & fun, but a little too loud for us. Outdoor patio was nicely heated and very enjoyable. However, it was so dimly lit we used our cellphones to see the food. May return for drinks & to try other menu items having spoken (later) to a former server who raved about several dishes.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We’ve been customers of Granada since they were in the tiny space that is now the lobby of the hotel. The food use to be sooooo good.
Unfortunatley, since they’ve grown, the food has been hit and miss. I had veal and it was tough! My guests meal was “just average”.
In terms of service, they seemed under-staffed. Ulysses, our waiter, seemed like he had many jobs. He was bar tending and waiting on us, at the very least. He could have sold us more drinks, as we were celebrating my birthday, but he didn’t. (As you know, you can state in your “open table” reservation you can check that it’s a birthday and we did.) There was not a single mention of our celebration at Granada.
It seems when the management changed a couple years ago, is when things began to slip. There was a women managing for quite some time and she was often visible at the restaurant, greeting customers, making sure everything was as it should be. No ones checking now.
The reason we continue to come back is the ambiance is my favorite!!! I hope someone reads this and makes the need adjustments to bring Granada back to her original quality!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We sat outside on the patio and it was a wonderful experience. Food was delicious and they had signiture drinks that were delicious and one of a kind. Then there is the dessert. We couldn't choose so we got four different ones and shared.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Generally a favorite of mine. But, did not enjoy my meal at Saturday brunch. Had the roasted vegetable salad. Vegetables were hard and difficult to cut. The sauce on the bottom was fabulous. But they need to learn how to roast root vegetables. Otherwise good.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice place for quiet weekend brunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Five of us ordered a different entries. All were delicious. On our list to go back. The patio is beautiful. Staff is professional and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent meal and service. This is one of our go to places while visiting our daughter at Cal Poly

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went for brunch. The service was SLOW! We had to ask for refills of water and coffee and then wait. Unfortunately this is the 2nd bad experience with our brunch here. This is sad because we love the location and food. The poor service will keep us from going to breakfast/brunch here ever again unless we are staying at the hotel and eating upstairs.

We ordered an omelet to go when we sat down and ordered our dine in food but it never came. We cashed our tag and they said it would be right up but after another 30 minutes of still waiting we had to leave. We were there almost 2 hours. We asked of a refund of the paid for to go food and the waitress started crying. We said keep the money and left.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic dining experience in SLO!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Limited menu items to choose from, food was good, but not exceptional. I would try it again, but the music was cutting in and out and several guests complained about it yet it took over half an hour to resolve.

I made a reservation asking for a special table outside, but we were given the closest table to the hostess stand, right next to a group of 4, when there were many other tables that were open and separate from other groups. I should have asked for a better table. Our table was so close that it felt like we were eating with this group of 4 next to us. Not a very special occasion as I had hoped.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It's not like anything was really bad, just not as great as last time. Baguette ordered but forgotten, little things. Happy we were seated where requested on a busy night. Overall. I will go back and try again...one more time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We like the atmosphere, food and drinks at this funky little bistro I’m downtown SLO.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service, food, and ambiance were excellent. Great place to go for a night out with friends or your partner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I absolutely loved the cheese plate and Edna Valley Chardonnay. My sons enjoyed their meals but would have been happier with bigger portions. The service was excellent and the reading light made it possible to actually see the menu. Very nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We tried this restaurant as it was in our hotel, that we had booked through hotel tonight. It was good although a quirky menu (and a quirky hotel). The vegetarian pasta was 'sold' as not too pricy but was in the end.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was really good! Great ambiance and our service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Granada did not disappoint. Have been there for lunch and dinner and enjoyed the food and ambiance so decided to try brunch. Had the Granada Eggs Benedict and they were on cornbread biscuits which were divine. Would highly recommend for a nice brunch as they have music and a very nice outdoor area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was surprised how loud it was in the restaurant, considering how much I was paying for the food. The honeycomb cheese plate sounded delicious, but the three cheeses just did not pair well with walnuts and honey and figs provided. My gnocchi was delicious. My husband was disappointed with his steak and scallops-he thought the dishes would be better if they had less going on and more simple-as the many pieces just didn't come together.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We are on vacation ... traveling down the west coast ..direction Santa Monica.. we found this place in Saint Luis.. wonderful. Giod food and wine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Enjoyed it so much we ate there 2 nights in a row !

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent as always. Great cocktails and the food is great. We tend to go back to the Squash blossom rellenos as the dish is so unique and flavorful.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We ate here 2 out of the 4 nights we were in town. We love the squash blossoms!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The ingredients chosen to create the dishes tasted wonderful together. Good presentation and color! Our server was friendly and interesting. We had a great time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was our first time here and it was a fun evening. Wait staff explained everything well and good was innovative and very good. Great location and atmpsphere

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food--among the best in the area. Reminds me of Hopy's in Cayucos. Outdoor seating pretty nice--lots of heat lamps.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food was great, as was service. Music was SO loud though. We couldn't even have a conversation without repeating ourselves constantly and leaning close to each other. And that's difficult with 6 people! Our server did take our request to lower the music volume to the manager, and we did notice it was a *little* lower after that. But still, I will only sit outside when I come again.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Super fun location. Sat outside. Excellent service. Food was phenomenal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This was our second visit this year. Both times with two different waites , they both spilled an entire glass of water on our table and 2 of my guests. But the food and atmosphere is great, you just need to wear you wet suit to dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Absolutely perfect gem! Wednesday wine nights and great food/service.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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