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Luna Red

4.2
214 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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Nourish your appetite with Luna Red’s tantalizing mix of tapas, European staples and global creations.
From house-cured duck prosciutto and local goat cheese, to tapas that include such gems as stuffed piquillo peppers or arancini balls, served with local mushrooms, leeks and a tomato jam— and those are just the starter plates. For an entrée, you’ll have a hard time deciding—we offer dishes from around the world such as Portuguese seafood stew with housemade chorizo or Korean style short ribs with housemade kimchee. We have something for every discerning palate. Each selection combines a perfect balance of flavors and represents a kaleidoscope of cuisines. Warm yourself. Delight in luna red.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:00 AM

Dinner Nightly: 5:00 PM

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Open Late: Thursday - Saturday

Live Music: Thursday nights at 9:00 pm

Reservations available anytime.

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Phone number
(805) 540-5243
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shaun Behrens
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Private party facilities
The main dining room offers a warm and comfortable experience with window views of the outside creek. Perfect for group gatherings or an intimate meal for two.
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Private party contact
Lillie Moore, events@novorestaurant.com: (805) 540-5243
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monterey Street
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Parking details
Public parking garage 2 blocks away
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Entertainment
Live Music Thursday Nights 8:00-11:00 pm
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Special events & promotions
For groups larger than 16 people please contact the restaurant at (805) 540-5243
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.2
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on July 28, 2013

Wide variety of food on the menu. Will come back as there are more things on the menu that I want to try.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2013

music on Sundays outside under umbrellas with $5 Sangria and Tapas??? yes please!!!

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vipBJDJ (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2013

Good food, nice ambiance.....what else could you ask for!?!

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funinSLO (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2013

If you have little kids or are entertaining the steak and potatoes crowd, this is NOT the place for you.
Luna Red is a great place for tapas - amazing cheese selection and fresh veggies - all locally grown and purchased. This is a fabulous date restaurant if you are looking for a place to have a drink and share some food. Be warned - Thursday nights and Friday nights in the summer you really need reservations since it is down town and there are a lot of activities going on.

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YukonKId (Jacksonville)
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2013

We visit here every summer & I was disappointed when I realized we had been missing out on such a great restaurant the last couple of years. We had four tapas that were excellent. The waiter did an excellent job in advising us as well. We have a dear friend back home that has a Tapas restaurant & I kept sending him pictures & descriptions of what we were eating.
Can't wait to go back & try some of the lamb dishes..The entire staff was very well in tune.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2013

The food was delicious, the service was superb, and the setting was excellent.

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vipmsgjkg88 (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2013

This was out first visit and we will definitely be back. So many yummy choices! Definitely a place to go with more people so you can try more things. Loved every dish. Quality of food was amazing. Definitely go!

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Irelands32 (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2013

Obviously a well reviewed restaurant, Luna Red lived up to the positive reviews. My wife and I stuck with the tapas menu and were overwhelmingly satisfied. Service was exceptional and the ambiance quite pleasant. Definitely a SLO gem.

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vipluvfood (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on June 18, 2013

My husband &I ordered several tapas items. The shrimp adobo - great flavor, if you like coconut curry flavor you'll live this one. Our other favorites were wildboar ribs & pork belly. Lastly, lived the chorizo stuffed dates. The only item.that was average was the calamari. But maybe because the other tapas were amazing. Also, liked that you could order half glasses of wine.

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vipcindydineshere (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2013

Really great meal at Luna Red. We had a large group and got to have some really tasty dishes. Calamari ail chili sauce was a favorite.

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