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Granada Bistro

4.6
374 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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



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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(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
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Say "cheers" to Mom this Mother's Day at Granada Bistro with mimosa at brunch, or a signature cocktail with dinner. We look forward to dining with you!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food in a great setting.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Nice place with great service - food is good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent - on all levels! Especially the staff - Matt was superb! One of our most favorite dining experiences. Thank you for the hospitality and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Limited menu but great flavors. Limited seated so make reservation

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had an amazing anniversary dinner!! Staff was outstanding and ambiance was perfect :)

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our experience at Granada was one we will remember for all the wrong reasons. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 5th anniversary together (which I had stated on the reservation) and not a single employee touched on this nor made any effort to help make us feel welcomed. The location and ambiance of the restaurant were fantastic, however the food and service was not.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time at Grenada Bistro and definitely not our last. Great service, food and vibe. One of our new favorites in SLO.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding dining experience! The ambiance was so romantic with fire and candles. We loved the very friendly staff who gave great suggestions and went the extra mile. We highly recommend this for a date or get together with adults. We even moved to the lobby for lattes and our server checked on us regularly meeting our every need!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

From the moment we walked into Granada Bistro, we felt welcomed. Our server, Matt, was terrific, attentive, warm, knowledgeable, and professional. The food was absolutely delicious, locally sourced, beautifully prepared and presented. We will be sure to repeat the experience the next time we visit SLO!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We had a wonderful meal here.
Recommended by a friend
It is cozy and has nice bar
Too cold to sit outside but patio looked inviting!
Great food combinations and seasonings '

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We had the fried chicken special. It was delicious!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very disappointing experiencing. During a visit to SLO we had dinner at this restaurant. We had to wait to be seated for reservation which was ok but then we had only been seated 5 mins , when the server asked if we were ready . No , just drinks right now . Food was disappointing and extremely salty . Table next to us sent back their hamburger as it was overly salty. The wait time from appetizer to main course was way too long. Not once did our sever check on us . Maybe just an off night but I would not recommend or dine here again . $100 wasted .

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great choices in small plates and entrees. Food was tasty. We sat outside , there were plenty of heaters to keep you warm, and the ambience was romantic.
Wait staff was very attentive, pleasant and responsive.
I would recommend this restaurant, make reservations.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is always awesome here although it’s a bit pricy. Great bartenders. Specialty drink menu is always changing, however, if you know what you like just describe your flavors and they’ll make some great suggestions. They also make sure you’re happy with the choice before they walk away. Great experience and great pre fixe menu for Valentines Day this year.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and great service. I will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great meal but wished there were more options or a special to offer more variety

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Loved it! Granada always has wonderful food and great service.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been to Granada before. This time it was for my daughter's birthday. It was perfect overall all the way around. Only exception was the food was slow to come out and in between appetizer and main the wait was even longer. Not sure if they were understaffed in the kitchen that night.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

It was a beautiful evening celebrating our friends birthday. Service and food outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Dining outside was enjoyable and service was great. Everything we had was delicious but if I had to mention one improvement it would be more vegetarian choices.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The dinner was outstanding as well as was the service. Such a great place to go prior to seeing Kinky Boots.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We ate at Granada during restaurant month and had a great time. The food was all very good, and the optional wine pairing was delicious. It can feel a little crowded on the patio, but the ambience is lovely. You could definitely spend a good chunk of change here - delicious, but worth knowing in advance. It is also pretty darkly lit, so if you have trouble reading you might want to be sure to remember your glasses!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was really good. The ambiance was dark and intimate. Only frustrating part was that we had made reservations and still had to wait 15-20 minutes until we were seated. There was no seating anywhere so we had to stand in the hotel lobby while we waited for our table.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner at Granada, but my husband and friend didn't as much. I had a great whiskey sour (made the traditional way) and my friend had wine that tasted like it had turned. The waiter later said it was a "funky" wine. It would have been good to know that before ordering. She ordered gnocchi, which was priced in the mid 20s for a handful of gnocchi. I really enjoyed my entree of hangar steak, potatoes, and chimichurri. My husband had a hamburger (I heard from others that it was delicious) but he said it was really salty. For dessert, we ordered apple empenadas that were decent any my husband had the key lime cheesecake that was essentially frozen over. He couldn't really eat it because it was so hard. Overall, we enjoyed the ambiance but not everyone in my party liked their meals.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, you sit to close to others.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been wanting to try Granada Bistro forever. As a local, I couldn’t wait to sit out on the romantic outdoor patio. The restaurant has great ambiance and our server and additional staff were wonderful. The cheese plate and wine selection we enjoyed very much. Then it kind of went downhill. It took so long to get our meal (gnocchi and pork chop - so nothing too involved), that our server brought us some olives to eat and apologized. Everyone else seemed to be getting their food in a timely fashion, so I’m not sure what happened. When our main courses arrived, they were just ok. The pumpkin gnocchi were completely bland and there was no salt or pepper on the table. I didn’t want to offend by asking for seasoning, so I just didn’t finish the meal. We had budgeted over two hours to eat before we had to be somewhere else, thinking that would be plenty of time for drinks, appetizer, meal and dessert, but by the time we were eating our main course we were almost out of time. I asked our server if we could order dessert while we were eating dinner and she “put a rush” on it for us. (I didn’t want to miss out on part of the experience even though we were cutting it close). We paid the check while we were waiting for dessert and our apple empanadas arrived just in time. They were very good, but we had to inhale them and run to our event (which luckily was close by). This was a special occasion for us - and more expensive than we normally would spend - but we figured it would be worth it. I’d say it was just ok. The staff and the ambiance are what saved it for us. The food...not so much. If we go again I’d say it would just be for drinks and appetizers. But I was glad to finally get to go! Thanks for the easy reservation!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Do not split tickets and we had 10 before Women’s Rally! No substitutes - couldn’t do fruit for potatoes but food was decent and coffee was good!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

The restaurant month menu is fantastic and our waiter was extremely attentive without being pushy or coming by too often. Great experience all around!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

As always, food, atmosphere and service were excellent. Our favorite in SLO.

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2.0Dined on January 16, 2018

This was a visit during restaurant month, so they were ostensibly putting there best foot forward. Disappointing would be too kind. The service was great. But the food was poor to mediocre. Its hard to ruin a Caesar salad, but they did. Too much dressing (by far) and covered with very fine bread crumbs that were like eating sand. Really unpleasant. The main course of "prawns" were really medium sized shrimp, oversauced with a too sweet sort of Asian sauce. Edible but really pretty amateurish. I won't be back.

On the positive side, the wine pairing was sensational. Really good all European wines.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Never disappointed with Granada. The outdoor patio with the heaters has a lovely atmosphere, and the food is always fresh, seasonal and delicious. The cocktails are Interesting Too!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious ! Service was beyond great and very professional !
Thanks for a great evening.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We, a party of four, went to the Granada for a get together and because it is Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo. Our reservation was at 6:45. We were promptly seated outside. It was a bit windy and we were offered nice big, heavy blankets for our laps, so nice. Service was excellent. It is so nice to have a professional server, Angee, take good care of us. Back staff was great, too. Everyone was cheerful and pleasant. The meal was excellent and the best $40 meal I believe I have ever had. Fried Brussels sprouts, cauliflower soup and excellent prawns over forbidden rice. We are very happy to not have dessert, so it worked perfectly for all of us. I think we will have to go back for the same meal before the end of January, so, so good!

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

I booked this place for a recent trip to SLO. It was even better than I anticipated. We sat outside with heat lamps and blankets, and the ambiance was wonderful. This is a perfect spot for cocktails, good food, and easy conversation.

My favorite thing I ordered was the brussel sprouts with dried cherries and goat cheese. The fruity pebbles ice cream was a close second though!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food. They have the best Cesar salad. It's always one of my highlights, but all the food has been amazing.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect and quaint little place for New year's Eve dinner. My husband had the pre fixe and I had the prime rib a la carte. Delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was so good, as usual other than there being a lot of chimichuri sauce on my steak that took over all the other flavors. The service however was not good. We waited a long time for our food. We had to ask several times for things like refills on water, our drink orders, and our food! We sat for almost 2 hours and we were just 2 people dining.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

This is our second time there. Love everything about the food, service and location. The only negative is the lighting. They keep the lights on so low that most of the people have to get out their phone lights to see the menu

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

All around great restaurant. Food and drink menu is excellent

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrible food. Raw lamb, fishy tasting seafood, really tough chicken....

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