Nuno's Bistro & Bar

4.7
171 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish

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Nuno"s Bistro & Bar welcomes you to enjoy Modern European cuisine for any (or all!) meals of the day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are a family owned and operated restaurant, seeking to transport our guests to a world of delectable fare in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. We cater to all different types of groups, from family/friend get-togethers to date nights.

Our skilled chef and bartenders will cook up a meal or craft a beverage you won't forget! We look forward to serving you soon. On y va!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Portuguese, French
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Hours of operation
Weekend Brunch: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Lunch: Daily; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Nightly; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(909) 624-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Liz Hart
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Catering
Custom catering including items not on the regular menu. Call for a one on-one consultation.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monte Vista
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Parking details
Ample parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5
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4.5
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V
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great cocktails. Too quality liquor . Great staff, we were looked after to the perfect amount by our guy who was Italian and so good at his job.

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Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The peach salad was the best I have ever had. The only thing that wasn’t great are the chairs in the patio. They are extremely uncomfortable.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, insanely delicious cocktails, and one of the best dessert menus. Their old fashion came with a “side car” of extra drink...it costs $18 but was well worth it in quantity and taste. The restaurant has fantastic service and a nice family owned feel to it.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food experience yet at Nuno’s

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TS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Ramon and the whole staff. Amazing food and even better drinks!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here for dinner, flamingo nights, and brunch. We always have a great time with our server Danny and the crew. The speciality food is amazing and the drinks are on point.

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DS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our 2nd visit to Nuno's proved to be disappointing. We were seated at the smallest table for 2, which was also inline with the direct sun light piercing through the west window. Even though there were other tables for 2, all larger and more comfortable, we were never offered the opportunity to move. Next to us was a table for 4, that was also in the direct low setting sun. They had to gather around 2 sides of the table to avoid staring into the glaring sun! All the while, what I assume to be the floor manager, seeing all of this, did not make any attempt to make things right for either table. But he knew how to hang out at the bar! No apology, no comped appetizer to show that he was sensitive to how we were having to deal with this, no attempt to cover the window! And there were no shades or drapes to block the sun, even though this place has been here for several years... WTF! Food was good, our waiter Cole was attentive, but pace of the meal and drink service was slow... too bad, a very good menu all negated by terrible service/management. Oh, and the available table out of the sun next to us for 2, did not get seated until we were leaving. If I owned this place, I'd definitely begin looking for another manager. Sadly, with all the other choices in the area for a nice meal, I doubt I'll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ADORE this place and always choose to celebrate occasions here!

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The place was very noisy on a Sunday at lunch time, but at least the noise was from people having fun. Three of the four in our party really enjoyed the food, though one said his entre was not warm. The 4th person did not like his food because it was too spicy, but he said he would come again to try a different dish. Our waiter, who said he usually works the dinner shift, was quite inattentive. He stood chatting with the cooks and forgot about the things we had asked for (jelly for the toast, salad dressing, salt and pepper, more water -- the basics). Fortunately, other servers came to our rescue, but not before we had time to become annoyed with the service.

Also, we do not like the forced-choice categories ascribed to the tips -- excellent, good, etc. They leave no room for poor service like we received. We much prefer the more standard 10%, 15%, and 20% if you are going to put any suggestions at the bottom of the bill.

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GR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in Upland! Food is always amazin!! Keep an eye out for their specials, they never disappoint. Be sure to try their Barrel-Aged cocktails... a-maz-ing!!!

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VH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to for an amazing dinner! Ramon, the bartender is phenomenal and can create any flavors you’d like and make them into cocktail masterpieces!

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal. Portions are a little large, for example the Paella would serve 4 not 2. The cocktails are excellent but very large. Maybe it would be better to make them smaller and charge a little less. My daughter was unable able to finish her drink because of the size. Overall Nuno's is one of our favorite places.

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HK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This has generally been our very favorite restaurant this year for ourselves and a number of couples who we have recommended and brought to Nuno's. My only criticism is that despite having told at least the maitre de that my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary (including mentioning our anniversary in our Open Table® reservation form), not a word was said to us by the waiter or by any staff members - not even a word of congratulations. Thus, although I did originally check a Nuno's recommendation above for an anniversary, I thought better of it and removed it. I would therefore not recommend Nuno's anymore for a special occasion, unless you don't mind your occasion being totally ignored.

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LV
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks food and ambiance ! Tarin was amazing!!!

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GR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch, everyone is always attentive. The Nuno’s Burger was juicy and delicious!

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GR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening. The owner, Joey is so good about visiting all guests during dinner service. We enjoyed the specials and the Bastille Day menu. Drinks are spirituous, well balanced and delicious. Service is always on point and the food is exceptional!

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure!!!
We like the welcoming albeit somewhat noisy ambiance of this bar and bistro.
The drinks are always generous.
The food is prepared quickly and is always fresh, creative and taste amazing!
Service is knowledgeable about the menu and they provide the right amount of attentiveness.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Portuguese cuisine and very friendly service!!

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P
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 1

What this restaurant lacks in ambiance is more than made up for by the outstanding food and amazing cocktails. It's always a treat to have a meal here. Ambiance is really lacking, candle remained unlit for the duration, room is not decorated and super basic with no charm at all. Service was mediocre for the price range. For example, small table and we ordered lots of appetizers asking to have them spaced out. They all came at once and it was super crowded and uncomfortable. Staff should know better. The staff is super nice, just not very professional. Focus on the food and drinks and you won't be disappointed.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was ok! The waiter wasn't really attentive. The food was prepared well but kind of expensive.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

We came here to celebrate Father’s Day. My husband and father enjoy coming here but today we had a completely different experience. We seated as reserved but our drinks (20-30 minutes) and more so our food were delayed (1 hour and a half). The server was came by enough to make sure we had drinks while we waited for our food. Finally, when our food arrived 6 out of the 7 orders were great. 1 out 3 French toast made for our table was burnt & was sent back. Ultimately, the bartenders served us specially drink for the day and a round for their crappy service.

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EF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Local favorite! Went with a group for dinner. Drinks were good and pizzas/tapas work well for large parties

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GR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner specials area always awesome, drinks are phenomenal, and the service is consistently excellent.

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l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday family dinner party of 6. Appetizers, Dinner & Wine.
We all had something different and everything was delicious!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been here with friends and family for dinners and always very pleased. My wife and other family love the paella vegetarian, I opt for the traditional.
First time here for breakfast/brunch. Happy to say not disappointed

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast, and they have a full bar... what more can you ask for! ;)

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j
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

love this place.., staff and food very good.. great local place

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R
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for Mother’s Day at 2:00 pm. We were expecting to see a regular lunch menu. Instead, they had a special Mother’s Day set menu. Most of the items on this menu were eggs, crepes and a couple of salads. We thought it was more of a breakfast/brunch type menu. I would have like to have seen more lunch food items. When we asked about the paella the waitress was very accommodating and asked the Chef if he could prepare this for us. We ended up having the Paella Valenciana whic was well served with lots of seafood. It was delicious

I do want to go back and try going at lunch or dinner with their regular menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was delicious.

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V
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and food was delicious. Making a reservation on a special day is highly recommended.

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BJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent mother’s day brunch experience, food was great and well priced. Service was exceptional, they helped my family and three year old feel very welcomed.

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j
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great evening. Good food

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k
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Vegetarian paella was a little bland. Could use better seasoning . Other items were good.
Great blood orange margarita!

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure to spend a “Portuguese” themed evening at Nuno’s!! The authentic Portuguese drinks and special menu items were so, so delicious!!! The sangria was especially wonderful!!
And the entertainment, including dancing and music celebrating Portuguese culture, was a lot of fun!!
Looking forward to the next “Passport Country” celebration!!!

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FL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this little gem of a restaurant! Great food and excellent service with staff that is very knowledgeable about their menu and beverages! Highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service excellent, authentic and friendly. Always feel like a valued guest.
Food is wonderful.

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p
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

I'd only been to Nuno's for appetizers and drinks so we decided to try it for dinner. We had the crab cakes, the stuffed dates and the seafood Paella for two. It is so refreshing to find a place where the chef really, truly, knows how to cook. So many places just get it wrong, this place gets it right. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Ambiance is a bit lacking, it feels like a bunch of tables thrown together in a big room, no flowers, no candles, no real ambiance. The extra place settings were left on the table throughout our meal. However, we'd still go back, the food and the delicious cocktails are the draw. They don't really seem to pay any attention to the other stuff but honestly, the paella was so good it didn't matter.

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LK
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands down the best tapas restaurant I ever eaten at and that includes well-known spots in DC and Philadelphia. We are here two days in a row, that's how good it was.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Showed up for our reservation on 9/15 and they refused to seat us anywhere but the bar so we left. Restaurant wasn’t anywhere near capacity and there were plenty of empty tables. I don’t recommend if you’re coming with a party of 2.

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G
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lots of flavor with just the right amount of spice. Wonderful service added to a great overall experience. Amazing desserts to top it all off.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I’m not blaming the server she tried really hard and was the only person that actually came up to us after waiting almost 15 minutes. We only received our appetizers within the hour of being seated. The crab cakes were burned and bland. We may give it another try - then again - maybe not.

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