Mistura

4.2
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian

Mistura is a Peruvian Rotisserie in Oakland, San Francisco. Chef Luna is the mastermind behind the fusion Peruvian cuisine. Heavy influences on the dishes come from Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Spanish styles of cooking and flavoring food. Menu items are somewhat limited in selection, but this has allowed the kitchen staff to specialize and craft incredibly delicious meals for you to enjoy. Try the tender and juicy rotisserie chicken (chicken marinated in dark beer, spices and herbs then roasted over open flame) or the Lomo Saltado (Stir-fried filet mignon strips, tomatoes, onions and soy sauce). If you want a drink with your meal, you can taste some of the flavors of South America with cocktails and beers.

Mistura offers outside catering services and group rentals for large private parties. This way you can enjoy the fantastic offerings of the kitchen during whatever event you need to host.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 65 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Caro
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Generally good food. Rotisserie chicken by far the best. Deafening noise, no ambiance and rather indifferent service. Had a res but they clearly just gave the tables as people without res arrived. As a result the three of us were squeezed at a table for two right in front of the door, where cold wind came in constantly. Might order take out but will never dine in again.

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vipGastronaut
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a long time to come out and they were not busy.

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vipKatieN
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rotisserie Chicken was great and the star of the show. Good ceviche, odd salad. Great laid-back date night or casual dinner spot. Will definitely be going back!

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Ayanna
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We enjoyed the Lomo Saltado, Rotisserie Chicken, empanadas, & Aguadito de Pollo (Soup). Even the Maracuya was not too sugary.

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SFNICA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat going to Mistura. Chef Daniel is just amazing and the service provided by Irene is top notch! I love bringing friends there because I know they will love the food and will be impressed with the service. Once more.... Mistura didn't fail me!

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wereroyalty
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner with my sisters... we had a wonderful time. Will definitely be back soon. The food was Amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately upon arriving. Although the place is small, the service a good and the food was very good. I would recommend it to others

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vipUCity63
San Francisco
189 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We did not need our reservations, as we were the only ones there on a Tuesday evening. We had been curious about this place since it opened last year, and were hoping for a better experience. Food was OK, but not memorable in any way. Some portions were ample, others were small. The water was served w/o ice and was warm. Service was not particularly attentive, even though e were the only customers. Most dishes were not distinctive and were served with bland french fries and rice. Nothing was terrible, but nothing made us want to return.

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EricN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, mediocre food, and poor service is what we experienced when four of us dined here on Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not as good as it used to be.

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mariab
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner experience at Mistura. I ordered the Lomo Saltado and my husband the Jalea. Both dishes were very good. Our server was very attentive and treated us very well. I would very much come back again the next time I visit Oakland area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed. We showed up for a work lunch and the restaurant had a sign on the door that it was closed 7/4 and 7/5.

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DavidG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. All of us were very impressed. I had the Lomo Saltado and the meat was tender and very tasty.
Others at the table had the rotisserie chicken and said it was amazing as well.
Great place, amazing service, and overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I booked lunch reservations through open table a day on advance for my co worker's birthday at lunch on 6/4/19. We even requested an additional hour off each and was so looking forward to the food. When we got there (after receiving confirmation email and reminder), the restaurant was closed due to a catering event. Please keep your calendar updated as it's not fair to your clients.

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smitty
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seven of us had a lovely dinner there. We highly recommend the causa, roast chicken and lomo saltado.
They don’t have a huge menu, and it’s not fancy gourmet, but well prepared and tasty food. We’ve been 3 or 4 times and feel it’s very good value.

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LAM45
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Took my husband and my daughter’s mother-in-law for dinner on Saturday night after reading fabulous reviews about this restaurant. Sadly the meal was very disappointing.
The moist whole chicken turned out to be tasteless and dried out. The lamb shank was minute and for $26 was outrageously expensive.
There are much better Peruvian restaurants in the East Bay.

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ValerieR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not for dinner. Too loud and very poor acoustics. Lunch is more mellow and comfortable. Menu appears to be the same so one will not miss out of the wonderful chicken dishes.

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vipEileen
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very authentic and tasty. I really appreciated the fact that they did lomo saltado also as a veggie option (and it was really good). Their desserts were really good too. I'd go again.

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vipSwerle
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is super cozy and the employees are very friendly and give great service.
The food was excellent and our wait person (possibly the owner?) was very warm and obviously very proud of the food. We will definitely be back.

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Jbos
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We really enjoyed our rainy, Saturday night dinner at Mistura! The service was really friendly, welcoming and informative. Having never eaten Peruvian food, we asked a lot of questions which were answered with much warmth and passion. The food was very very tasty - we loved everything we ordered especially the ceviches which was outstanding as well as the lamb shank and the lomo saltado. I'd say the ambiance isn't the best but the interpretive renderings of the famous Peruvian Nazca Lines (huge, ancient preserved desert drawings) were a good conversation starter. We'll be back! Would love to try a few more of their traditional dishes.

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DavidK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was pretty good, reasonable value, nice enough. No real complaints but not a raving fan

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SteveN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We only tried one dish, the lomo saltado , and it was delicious. My only criticism is that I would like to see a different form of potatoes instead of french fries with the filet mignon dish......the fries were delicious, just didn't seem to fit with the filet. It was nice to find they offered Inca Cola imported from Peru, organic Peruvian coffee and fresh made chicha morada. I'm always happy to see empanads on a menu but everything on the looked good. Wish I had room to try more of these authentic dishes. We'll be back for more.

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happy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely experience. Interesting menu. Our waitress was delightful. However, she disappeared about half way through our meal. We wanted to order more food but she was not available. Yes, we will recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I’ve Never had drier chicken. It was almost inedible: white meat gave me hiccups. Fry oil tasted old. Soup was good and beans were good.

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vipjosed
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

You have to be patient as service is pretty slow. You have to initiate the waitress to come to your table to do everything (ie. take away plates, take your order, bring the dessert menu,etc) basically everything she is supposed to be doing on her own we had to guide and ask her.

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stacy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The roasted chicken was dry. The server forgot one of the sauces that we originally ordered - never checked back once our entrees were dropped at our table so we couldn't inform her. It was still on the bill. Causa was extremely bland. Disappointing :/

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SFNICA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small neighborhood gem with probably the best roasted chicken anywhere! I highly recommend to compliment it with the side of rice and vegetables and to get tostones and/or yuca frita for appetizers...you can't go wrong!

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vipLiffT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Oakland Restaurant Week menu!

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RitaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We took our friends from back east, to experience Mistura’s delicious Peruvian fusion inspired dishes. Like us, they were wowed! For starters we shared a Causas and a selection of Empamadas, that came with a perfect dipping sauce to balance them off. Our entrees included: The ‘Rotisserie Chicken’, a must try, moist on the inside, crispy on the outside and an explosion of flavors with every bite, ‘Lomo Saltado’, fillet mignon strips stir fried, with vegetables steamed rice and perfect French fries, and ‘Jalea’ a fried fish filet medley with rice and a vegetable, that was light and not a bit greasy tasting. Everything they offer is fresh, fresh, fresh! They have a selection of beers and wine. The wine list has definitely improved since they first opened. The service is efficient, warm, and friendly. Everyone always has a smile and is happy. I highly recommend trying this neighborhood gem on Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. You will not be disappointed.

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vipLoves2eat
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a dark and stormy night...
We entered the small, empty, very cold restaurant
It quickly warmed up with the arrival of the very professional and pleasant waitress and more diners
The Peruvian cuisine was wonderfully traditional with modern twists
All dishes were beautifully presented
The ceviche was outstanding!

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vipIweiY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and we enjoyed the vibe. The live music was beautiful but the volume was too loud.

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smitty
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time here and we ordered my faves yet again: ceviche, causa, rotisserie chicken, and lomo saltado. All excellent and so tasty!
The place is comfortable and service is friendly. Try it!

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MabelV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Their roasted chicken is moist and very tasty. I wish their side dishes would be more generous, especially the veggies. Their small side dish portions would be reason not to come back, for me.

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LindaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We went to Mistura excited about the Peruvian food. Having traveled to Peru and eaten at other local Peruvian restaurants we were exited to try something new.

The restaurant was busy, but not full. The noise level was so loud that we could not hear each other across a small table. One of out party turned off his hearing aids as the noise was not bearable.

We ordered simple dishes, roasted chicken, the fried fish and a sliced meat dish. We waited and waited and waited. We asked about our food and was served a small torte appetizer of chicken and potato.
After an hour one of our dishes came to the table....10 minutes another dish and 20 minutes later the two fish dishes. We ordered a second set of soft drinks as we waited and waited. In all we were at the restaurant over 2 hours. We spent most of the time waiting.

The food was fine, but not memorable. Fried fish is fried fish and roast chicken is roast chicken; the sides were ok. I can make green salad and fried plantains.

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SFNICA
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistura is a little neighborhood gem in the middle of Piedmont Avenue. The menu is small but everything in it is nothing short from excellent. The specialty is the Rotisserie Chicken which is finger-licking amazing! I highly recommend it along with the French Fries and don't forget the Chicha Morada. Oh yes... and if you are in the mood... definitely try their ceviche appetizer.... awesome!!!!! Meet Daniel (the chef) and Irena (his wife)... they are awesome and very welcoming.

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Latinfooty
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely small peruviam restaurant, great for a lovely casual dinner in Oakland.

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vipHeidiU
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely.

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AngelaZ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistura is my favorite restaurant. I love Peruvian food and this place fits my bill: it is small, simple decor, delicious food, a small menu. The owners are on site, they cook and serve like in old time European and South American places. Warm, attentive service.

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vipJean
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My neighbor recommended Mistura, and I was very happy that my husband and I went. I thought the roast chicken was succulent and full of flavor. It was worth the wait. We also liked the spinach empanada so much that we ordered more. My husband had the sauteed beef dish which he enjoyed too. We'll be back!

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ChellyBo76
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my second time coming here for lunch and this place does not disappoint. Let me start by saying the owner/hostess is very nice and welcoming. She offered me water while I waited for my take out. So, I ordered the quinoa salad with chicken and a side of the Peruvian canario beans. The beans were smothered to perfection and seasoned very nicely. My salad was generous in size and the chicken tastes amazing. Definitely coming back.

FAQs

Mistura offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 652-1439.

Mistura is rated 4.2 stars by 65 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.