Mistura

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Peruvian
The term Mistura condenses the essence of Peru, a reflection of their people and the country’s cuisine, a marvelous mix of cultures of invaluable heritage. Our Mistura is a modern Peruvian restaurant that is as dynamic as the country it celebrates and its biodiversity. Mistura captures the multicultural spirit of Peru, blending its Native Pre-Columbian and Incas gastronomic heritage with the Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese influences that embody the country’s vibrant cuisine. Mistura is a true homage to the diversity of Peruvian food by proposing flavors that are once familiar yet adventurous and unexpected.Our chef cultivates and harvest most of the organic produce to be used in our menu from our garden’s rich soil providing a true Farm-to-Table experience.
Our team view sustainability of fisheries through the lens of robust communities and ports, healthy fish stocks and their environment, providing nutritious seafood to ensure the long term health of oceans ecosystems.
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HP
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wasn’t enamored with the food. Maybe Peruvian just isn’t my favorite cuisine. We were sharing items - since food was described as tapas but the portions were so small we only got one bite of each tapas item. The alpaca seviche was so tough I couldn’t cut it with a knife or chew it. No bread was available for soaking up sauces either. We shared 5 tapas plates and 2 ‘entrees’ between 4 people and I left hungry. Given the prices I would not recommend this restaurant to others. We had heard great things about this restaurant, so maybe our expectations were set too high, but I was really disappointed.

OC
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time here. Food was great! Very tasty with great flavors. Service was ok, not as helpful as they could have been. One in our party ordered ceviche and when it arrived he was told that they were out of any plantain chips or any sort of chips or bread to accompany the ceviche. They really should have told us that before it was ordered. But overall we would love to go back and enjoy some of their other dishes.

MG
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

So first and foremost , I love this place . My family is a bunch of foodies and I have eaten here 3 times and it was great. This time no so much ! We went the day after thanksgiving an maybe the regular staff and chef were off. We were seated in a corner and 30 minutes explored before we were offered a drink . My son and wife order a steak , his was burnt and my wife’s raw . Neither were asked how they wanted there steak prepared ?? Deseret was no better , flambiv bananas , they pour so much liquor that it burned the entire waffle con and melted all the ice cream , I will try again but it will be awhile

S
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our entrees were superb, on a par with SF quality in little old SLO! Don't miss the tableside handmade gelato, quite the treat. Tapas were good but small for the price. The worst was wine by the glass, smallest pours we've ever seen; get a bottle if you're having wine. Will definitely return!

FS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It had been our third time there and first time for the other four in our party. We were sat in the entrance "hallway" on the other side of the wall. It was a shame because it felt we weren't even part of the restaurant. We had a view of door, a wall, and women's bathroom. We raved to our friends about the food, but tonight was sub par for some dishes. The octopus was tough and chewy. Service was fine, not great, but again we were out of sight behind the wall. Two entrees took an inordinate amount of time to come to table while everyone else had their food.

A
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really fantastic. However, we didn't get our entrees for more than 90 minutes, and then it was because we called a busboy over and told him how long we'd been waiting. Our waiter hadn't been around since serving our soup much earlier. We also had to ask for napkins and tableware. So, that wasn't great.
Once we talked to the busboy, we did get served pretty quickly, and the hostess brought our food, apologized, and comped us for our wine. We left satisfied. And in fairness, it was Thanksgiving and very crowded and busy.
We'd definitely go again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely interior, good price !

CP
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. A wonderful meal with wide array of Peruvian food to try.

ME
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared food complemented by impeccable service.
Would have liked if the menu had been more informative.

P
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner So true Peruvian that the party next to us were Peruvian and loved the food

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and original decor. Hostess was attentive as soon as we walked in. We were seated immediately and a waitress came right over with menus and asked if we wanted drinks or water. The menu was explained well and there were vegetarian and pescatarian options. The Habla Causita apetizer was delicious with different tasty sauces. The Ravioli de Langosta was mild but very tasty with a handful of chopped lobster in the center. The Chupe was excellent and had a very nice unique flavor. The flourless chocolate cake was a great combination with passionfruit and also a unique presentation. The coffee was also a bit unique tasting but very good. I felt it was a little pricey but the level of service, ambiance, and food quality more than made up for that. One appetizer, 2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees, one dessert $170 with a 20% tip.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food and menu was great. It's a bit pricey. The service was terrible, very slow and indifferent. Maybe, it was just our waiter, but, you are trying to put yourself out there as a high end restaurant, you better match your service with your food and prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very tasty - a little salty and hard to get comfortable at a high top table but excellent service and the cold potato appetizer was amazing!

SG
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Mistura continues to be a delight and surprise! Thank you for making my birthday celebration so very special.

ZA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tour of Peruvian cuisine. We enjoyed the variety of ceviche and sashimi. The alpaca sashimi was particularly good. The presentation on all items is well done. This is the second time we have gone. The first had some challenges with service since it was a busy night and only one chef was at the fresh bar. Overall excellent experience.

OT
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazingly delicious and different; always enjoyable

OT
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Cal poly parents weekend. Very impressed with menu (lots from authentic Peruvian food). No pisco on drink menu. Very slow service. Shrimp tiradito lacking of flavor. Good lomo salteado. The empanadas are ok.
Very little attention to tables.
I would possible give this place a second chance.

MK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

With the caveat that it was a very busy weekend (Parents' weekend at nearby CalPoly) . . .
They were out of SIX of the items that I tried to order. Six! And the waiter was not informed by the kitchen in advance about any of them. I felt bad for him - it seemed like he didn't want to have to bring us more bad news. Unfortunately, that also meant that he disappeared for long periods of time. So the service was lousy in addition to the food availability. Which was a shame, because the food that we did have was all very delicious, truly top rate. We particularly enjoyed the salad with Ahi, the chicken skewers, and the sliced steak entree. Full flavors in every bite. Hopefully they will get their act together in the future, even on busy weekends.

JM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family loved Mistura! We were in SLO for Cal Poly Family Weekend, so we took our freshman son and our teenaged daughter to dinner. We were all pleased with the excellent food, attentive service and overall feel of being in a Peruvian home. The Senor Lomo was the best! Our kids were also happy to have Inka Cola. We will be back.

HA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent dinner again our return visit to Mistura.

HB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food and service were unparalleled

MD
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mistura is amazing. The flavors they produce are remarkable.
Ask for Juan Carlo to wait on you and have him pick. do it family style.
It's not cheap, but you will not be disappointed
Macaroni & Cheese with short ribs. Lamb Shank entrees
starters several cebiche dishes, empanadas several to choose from. You can make a full meal out of the starters.
The menu is different and it was great that we had a waiter that knew the menu and could explain and help. Again not cheap, but worth every penny

G
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! This is our third visit and we enjoyed our dinner. It did take longer for our food to arrive. But everything else was very nice. As of this date, 10/22, waiting for their liquor license. The noise level is a bit high. The openness of the restaurant might account for that but don't hesitate to dine here. Great food and nice interior.

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visited Mistura at the suggestion of a friend; so glad we did! Our party of 4 tried 3 different starters including an outstanding Empanadas selection. Every entree was perfect...lamb shanks and a clearly-unique Peruvian version of filet mignon ‘stir-fry’ were excellent examples of both new and known flavors and seasonings to be enjoyed here. Thank you!

LR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at first intimidated by the size and variety of the dinner menu. It was our first time at Mistura and also first experience with Peruvian cuisine. Well, no worries. Our waitress explained the menu carefully and then advised us, since we didn't have unlimited time to slowly work our way through the small plate experience, that we'd probably want to order the single-plate dinners (though we did try one small "appetizer"). The food was a revelation – one of the best and most original dining experiences we've had in a long time. We will be back

L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit. First time was for wife's birthday. Faantastic. Took a good friend this time. J.C. was our waiter. Treated us fantastically. Food was over the top. Were foodies. This is the top restaurant in the SLO area.

OT
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An an amazing culinary experience.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal! We enjoyed the shared plate appetizers and the main courses were flavorful and delicious. The highlight was the gelato prepared at table side, which was the perfect ending to a lovely meal. Although the dining room is large and the tables are fairly close together, the noise level is very low and conversation from the next table nearly non-existent. Of course, we were concentrating on the food! Service was attentive and we were not rushed in the least. Will return again and again.

d
Central Coast
37 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian's service was fantastic. Great recommendations off the fabulous menu made our lunch exceptional. Can't wait to return to this authentic gem!

G
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation of our meals was quite nice. Everything that was ordered at our table was a hit. The service was good and unobtrusive. A bit pricey but authentic Peruvian food. Not surprised Mistura was voted best to represent U.S. for traditional Peruvian food.

JM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Mistura and their Peruvian food. Love the atmosphere and decor

UB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food in town. PLEASE never change your amazing quality!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Service a bit slow today.

S
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The sea bass was served on a bed of Peruvian vegetables that had unique texture and taste. There was a perfect balance between the spice and the subtle taste of the fish. I would have rated it five stars if the price of the meal has been lower. Wine was $11-16 per glass and the whole meal of two main course, two glasses of wine and one sparkling water was $120 once tax and tip was included.

CA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. I had out of town guests and wanted to try. Was not disappointed. Nor were they. Service was outstanding, food superior...and so it goes. Only down side was guests were placed close to us who were wearing cologne that was so overwhelming it interfered with the food. The smell, not the taste. It was very difficult to decide what to order.

JD
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the moment you walk in, you know this place is special. The ambiance is something you would expect from a fine dining establishment in a large city. The food, OH the food! So, so good. I highly recommend the filet mignon dish and the lamb dish. Impeccably prepared and seasoned to perfection. You can't go wrong with either of those options.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was noticeably slow. We were looking for our server too much. $150 wasnt a good enough value for the dishes we ate. I eat fine dining in the county and surrounding counties frequently. I can safely say mistura has great ambience. But i would trade it all for great tasting food for the money. Im happy to pay $150 to $300 for a meal that gives me a wow factor. Not a single dish gave me that wow factor. A customer should never bite down on a shell in a lobster ravioli and the churros should be made fresh to order while my 2 were clearly stale and cold. Ive had far better churros at fast food places like el pollo locco. I recommend either lowering your prices or raising your culinary and service standards. Things cannot remain as they are if you hope to compete with other fine dining experiences in the county.

DS
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved this restaurant when in PASO. Even better now. The food is a 5 but service was a bit spotty. Not bad, just overwhelmed. Very authentic Peruvian food, very well cooked.

DG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the wonderful fajitas. The meat was very tender- like a filet. The margaritas are delicious but a bit too pricey. My friends had fish dishes and loved them. Nice simple decor.

HA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner here by sampling a number of appetizers. All delicious! I hope they get a liquor license so that we could enjoy a Pisco Sour next time.