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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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We did not stay because 3 of our group are vegans and there wasn't much they could order. But the restaurant looks lovely. Think about more menu options.

R
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary

SG
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 5th visit to Mistura (Paso and SLO). As always, the food and service was wonderful. I have introduced many friends to this restaurant and we consider it a very special treat. I will continue to explore the menu, and look forward to my next visit!

IM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was good. They had a table ready for us. The host and server were friendly. The food was delicious. The price is a little on the high end, but worth it for the occasion. Thanks!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

DN
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor, slow service - we constantly had to ask for things, starting with the menus, water, drinks, to order, etc. Our waiter basically ignored us for most of our time there. Except for the ceviche, the seafood was not fresh and the meat overcooked.

R
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Pricey and did not seem prepared for the evening. Server did not check in and food was delicious but very small portions. Yummy drinks but pricey.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The menu is next to impossible to understand. This was not just us, I heard the table next to us complaining about it. The restaurant had a prix fixe menu and the only appetizer you could order was seafood with shellfish (a lot of people don't eat seafood or allergic to shellfish) and the whole prix fixe was $75 without a drink. Way $$$$ for what you get. After the server explained the menu we ordered the yuca appetizer it was under cooked and under seasoned. I had the mushroom ravioli for $30 ($$$) which was ok but way too rich for a main course. The ceviche was ok. They need to fix the menu, lower prices, and improve some of the courses.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, presentation was amazing. The alpaca was delicious i can’t wait to go back and try everything on the menu

W
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Awesome food quality, service was excellent. Decent wine choices. Meat was tender and my husband who finds most lamb dishes gamey; this time he did not mind it at all. 10/ 10 points for that. Quaint little place, downtown- good parking

JC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I've had in the last year, amazing food and a well picked wine list. Highly recommended.

W
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent restaurant with a Peruvian flare!! I had the lamb shank which was fabulous. Be sure and try one of their fresh fish ceviches.

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the flavors very complex. The service was on the slow side, but our waiter's table responsibility seemed to be on the heavy side versus the other servers.

CE
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Since we were not familiar with Peruvian cuisine we decided to give it a go for date night. We did not know what most of the menu items were but our server was great with explaining the food. We started with Yucca fries as we were familiar with them. Very tasty but we could have used just a bit more dipping sauce. The Caesar salad was fresh and delicious. We shared a Senor Lomos entree which was plentiful and delicious. We will turn to try more on the menu.

C
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Mistura is unmatched, it's a delicious culinary journey - and, the service is always amazing!

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful decor. Very delicious and unique Peruvian inspired fusion fare. Wide variety of dining options. Small plates avail. Beer and wine only, no cocktails. Try the Peruvian beer if you like beer. Overall a very fun and interesting dining experience!

SB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We just should have gotten there a little earlier to enjoy our meal. Had to leave early to get to a play at the PAC.

f
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place. Wonderful food..fun interesting..incredible ambiance and interiors...very attentive staff

i
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond words..........

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CW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Showed up with a party of 6. Waiter was very attentive and made great recommendations. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. It's now one of my favorite restaurants in SLO.

MW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Glass wine pours are very small barely 3 oz pour. Asked for hot sauce and was charged 2.00 for it. It was maybe a tablespoon. Wont be going back.

CS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Mistura two times and thoroughly enjoyed out time there and the food was excellent on each occasion. I had Lamb Shank and it was tender, moist and perfectly cooked. Highly recommend this. I had a Zinfandel along with the lamb and it was a great pairing. Others in our party also loved their meals as well. MIstura is beautifully designed and has a great ambiance for special occasion/romantic dinner dates. It is easily one of the best restaurants in SLO and in the county.

s
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding food, and a great variety of menu choices. Bolitas were great, the Alpaca was different and enjoyable, and the habla causita was a great tasting dish.

WE
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was a bit of a disappointment, the food was not up to par. Too many things not quite right with the entrees to list, but not tasting fresh and the temperature of each dish (Lukewarm) were at the top.The service, however, was wonderful, the staff was very friendly and attentive. We hope the food will improve to match the service.

W
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

After reading many reviews, some good, some bad, I decided to give Mistura a try. I was pleasantly pleased! It was an earler reservation, and I wondered why the hostess sat us so close to others when there were other choices, but about 1/2 hour later the place was packed; it was Monday before Xmas. Our waitress was attentive and took the time to fully explain the menu. Contrary to many of the reviews, our order arrived in a timely manner. We shared 3 dishes, beginning with a quinoa salad. While on the small side, it was tasty. We then had the empanadas. They were out of mushroom, so we settlted on chicken. They were okay; a little on the greasy side, small, and they did not seem like they were freshly baked; perhaps they were heated in the microwave. The last dish we ordered was the mushroom ravoli, which was very creamy, rich and delicious. We each had two beers. The total bill for the two of us was about $100, which I find to be a bit on the pricy side considering we shared each dish/appetizer/tapa and didn't really have a full meal. I will return, but only for a special occasion rather than a casual weekend or week day meal out.

CK
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was a big fan of Mistura in Paso Robles and was sad when they moved. Seem to be settling in to the new location. Good service, some new menu items. I recommend it — wish it were closer.

AP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great new spot in SLO highlighting a cuisine not commonly found on the central coast.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a beautiful and engaging environment

OT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and great food. Everything is good here!

HP
Raleigh
8 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
9 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.