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Mistura

4.6
4.6
1246 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
The word Mistura brings together the essence of Peru, a vision of its people and cuisine, a wondrous blend of cultures of priceless heritage. Our Mistura is a modern Peruvian restaurant that is as lively as the country and biodiversity it celebrates. Mistura captures the multicultural spirit of Peru, combining its native Incan and Pre-Columbian culinary heritage with the Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese influences that embody the country’s flavorful cuisine. Mistura is an authentic tribute to the diversity of Peruvian food, proposing familiar yet unexpected and adventurous flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 439-3292

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicola Allegretta

  • Catering

    We at Mistura Restaurant & Catering & Events have set the standard for extraordinary Peruvian & Global Cuisine , flawless Event Planning, and creative stunning themed Event Design. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Mistura Restaurant specializes in creating stylish events with endless personality and chic sophistication. Whether you are looking for an intimate destination wedding, a black-tie affair, a casual gathering, fun and laid-back or formal and extravagant -- you decide, and we will bring it to life.

  • Private party contact

    Nicola Allegretta: (855) 562-4317

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Cross street

    Nipomo st

  • Parking details

    You can find parking in two sides of the Creamery bulding as well there is plenty parking on Higuera st. and we are only two blocks away from a public parking on Marsh st. If you can&#39;t find parking stop in the front of the restaurant and ask help inside the restaurant to help get your car parked see you soon .

  • Public transit

    We are inside the Creamery Marketplace in the south end of downtown San Luis Obispo at 570 Higuera St With all of San Luis Obispo&#39;s farmers markets, wineries, shopping, eateries, and outdoor activities it&#39;s no surprise SLO was named the happiest city in America.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,246 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Innovative

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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  1. SD

    ShannaD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best meal we've had in a long time. Dessert was spot on. Definitely come back next time we are in SLO.
  2. DS

    DougS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Excellent food but portions are small.
  3. NM

    NancyM

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We first tried Mistura when they were on Paso. The San Luis location has more style and was a lovely experience. The food was very fresh and creative.
  4. B

    Beachrat

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a celebration! Love the cebiche and Loma Saltato
  5. MF

    MsFoodie

    San Francisco

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first tasting of Peruvian food. Cocktails were interesting. We tried the mixed cebiche which was good but didn't contain any of the promised octopus. They also were out of a couple of the main dishes we wanted to try. We would have liked more than one vegetarian option and also some more vegetable dishes. The ahi was a large fresh portion with a spicy sauce. The shortribs were the standout dish. Falling off the bone on top of a delcious sauce and tacu tacu. We also loved the gelato "show". We definitely will go back and try some different things.
  6. WG

    WilliamG

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food with a great twist to Thanksgiving tradition.
  7. CI

    CindyI

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Lack of effort to describe sauces and items from dishes we asked about. She took our order, that was the last time we saw or spoke to her. Waited for 10 min, then finally had to ask the very attentive and descriptive waiter working with neighboring table to please send our waitress.
  8. CR

    CarolynR

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Mistura but it will not be the last. The food is so interesting and delicious. Our waiter,Rory, was terrific. He made great suggestions and described the food in detail. When you go don’t miss trying the cauliflower appetizer—amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant when you want to escape the same old thing.
  9. H

    Hibou

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambiance and gathering with my siblings.
  10. MH

    MarkH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just loved the ceviche which was impossibly good with wonderful citrus juices. The Senor Lomo steak dish was so good as well.
  11. C

    Catalina

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is wow. I wanted to try something new, so we landed on Peruvian food at Mistura. First of all, the lighting and atmosphere was perfect. My daughter and I decided to split everything, so we tried the Minoru Cebiche. This bowl included the freshest ahi tuna cut into big chunks with a really yummy sauce. We loved it! Then we shared the Rupa Rupa- cheese covered fried plantains- I mean, just so good!!! Lastly, for the main, we ordered the grilled Ahi. It was perfection, although I didnt like the over easy egg on top, so I just took it off. The dish was fantastic. We completely enjoyed all the food. For desert we had one the specially made artisan Breda Deserts. It was an incredible. We also had the Alfajores, one of my favorite cookies ever!!! The price was very reasonable. It was a GREAT experience.
  12. KH

    KristianH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3x visit, always amazing food & drinks w/ great service. top notch
  13. w

    wewfromslo

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Service very poor. Had to request service. Paella was all rice. Used to having paella with sausage and chicken. Very little seafood. They also forgot my son's birthday
  14. w

    wendy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time. The service was great and the food extraordinary.
  15. D

    Diane

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love this restaurant for authentic, but creative Peruvian food. We went for a late lunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday and he was treated very well. My only reservation was that a large party came in shortly after us and the only waiter/bartender was stretched to the max to serve the other 10 patrons in the place. It took awhile for him to take our order. Fortunately, we were not in any sort of rush and just had a leisurely time. We will definitely return.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was sooo good. Service was friendly but our server came by just a little too slow.
  17. HF

    HendrickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exemplary. The drinks came out fast and correct. The food was amazing. Portion size was on the larger size for the entrees and perfect for the tapas style. Save room for dessert. Absolutely amazing
  18. BW

    BillW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the baby back ribs and several other dishes, they were outstanding. The service was great and we really had a fun evening. Totally recommend this to anyone who wants a really unique dining experience.
  19. M

    Marena

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We were so excited to dine at Mistura. We've had great service and food in the past. This time, we had terrible service from the waitress, table was next to kitchen (loud, hot and bright), waitress was inattentive, not helpful with menu suggestions, never came back to check on our table and ask us if we wanted to order more drinks, dirty plates were on the table until we paid/left. Very unsatisfying.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a beautiful restaurant. Each dish was perfection and I don’t just say that…this was a special meal. Service was excellent too. Best restaurant in SLO
  21. CB

    ClaireB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Exciting menu combines Peruvian ingredients and flavors with classic Italian staples such as ravioli. Short, well chosen wine list. However the service is unbelievably poor. Our server did not know the wines, dumped the very tempting dessert menu with the check and then disappeared. This is diner-style service! $100 a head (with the desserts and cocktails we would have had) demands a much higher level of well-trained and organized service. Servers rushing around like headless chickens also disrupts the ambience which feels, as a result, like a college cafeteria. Additionally, I had let them know the meal was to celebrate a birthday and no effort was made to acknowledge, which is unwelcoming. I'd return for the food but not the overall experience.
  22. C

    Carly

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Amazing choices! Wonderful ambiance! Highly recommend the experience!
  23. YG

    YeseniaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Best Restaurant ever!! I Love the food the personal are very professional, in my Birthday they make me very special. Thank you very much!!
  24. TW

    ThomasW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were fortunate to have Joseph serve us at this excellent restaurant. Each dish was beautifully presented and gastronomically innovative. The pastries by the in-house pastry ship where wonderful.
  25. F

    Foodcustomers

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was good food but the service and cleanliness was an issue. Also it was weird at choosing a desert the waiter sent us away from our table without going over the list. Our waiter was busy setting a large table and lost consistency with us.
  26. HS

    HansS

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We came for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Great piscos and interesting flavors. our server brought some delicious cookies with a cool sparkler mini firework fountain which was very nice. Good place !
  27. G

    Garet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local ingredients expertly employed in dishes representing the high culinary art of the culture and nation of Peru. Senor Llomo is the favorite to which I return. Always excellent.
  28. MM

    MaryM

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Mistura every year when we visit SLO. The food is amazing and creative. Staff is friendly, especially the owner who chatted with me about Peruvian food and recipes.
  29. S

    Snapkat

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! Starting with the De Mi Tera quinoa salad—the flavors were so refreshing, moving on to the Muy Muchito which was like a seafood stew served with a pyramid of rice—so flavorful and well balanced, and hubby had short ribs-Tira de limo Al Vino—absolutely delicious with rice prepped a different way and very complementary to this dish. All dishes dramatically presented—some with black slate, especially the shortbread cookies with “fireworks”! We are from Carmel which is a haven for fine dining. San Luis Obisbo has come a long way from the college town that used to cater mostly to students with the slough of beer and burger joints—nothing wrong with them because they’re fun too. Mistura is a great surprise and find. We will be back and next time we will bring friends.
  30. PL

    PeterL

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Surprising menu and delightful short ribs and lamb shanks plus unusual salad for the two of us.
  31. HT

    HeidiT

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our food was amazing and the service
  32. K

    Kdjsea

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good but not great. Lots of confusion by staff delivering the wrong entrees and generally the food was pretty salty and not worth the cost. The appetizers (cauliflower and ceviche) were quite good. Wines by the glass were also disappointing given we were in Paso Robles area…
  33. B

    Begood2urself

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great meal! Wonderful food and service without being pretentious! Cocktails to dessert were amazing!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be back! Our server had wonderful recommendations, the food was amazing and the desserts were beautiful and tasty.
  35. TZ

    ToriZamori

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here before with a group of friends. Came back with my date. All the food and cocktails are always amazing. Also had an opportunity to have one of the desserts (which was fantastic). Just a great upscale dining spot perfect for all kinds of occasions
  36. J

    Judy

    Central Coast

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were there to celebrate a birthday of a friend. The food was excellent and they had a really fun candle and compmimentary dessert for her to share. The portions of all the dishes were plentiful and all were very flavorful. My only comment is that the prices are high but still, I would return so I could try some of the other dishes.
  37. SS

    SusanS

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time at Mistura and we have never had Peruvian food before. It was really tasty. We were unfamiliar with almost all of the dishes and so we asked a lot of questions. The waiter was good but I specifically asked about spicy-ness and the waiter assured me that the entree I ordered (short ribs) was not spicy at all. It wasn't, except the cook put in some VERY hot pepper pieces and I didn't know it. They looked like small chunks of bell peppers. My throat was burning and constricted. The cook came out and they gave me some juice and nuts to freshen my palette. After a few minutes I was able to continue with my dinner. It's not the waiters' fault but I will make sure to have them specify on the ticket - no spice. Even with that experience, we will return and try some of the other dishes.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went for my peruvian mothers birthday, the food was very authentic and yummy. Especially the anticuchos, best time on the menu by far, highly recommend . The piscos weren't anything too special except that they are distilled in house. The chocolate cake desert was insanely small and wasn't too good, señor lomo was also small but good flavor. The ceviche was amazing and had fresh fish and great flavor aswell. Service was really good and they answered every question we had about the food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third time here and it was amazing as always. Really enjoy trying something new! They were very accommodating, gave us a complimentary birthday dessert that was spectacular and it turns out the head chef is the owner of mama’s meatballs and is from the same city in Italy as my girlfriends parents. Would highly suggest to anyone in the greater SLO area.
  40. KW

    KathleenW

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So thankful we had a reservation because they were very busy. We had a table that was fairly isolated which was lucky because the main part of the dining room was quite noisy. The appetizers are small but enough so that all of us had a bite. The Colorao (cauliflower) was delicious, as was the Corazon. The entrees were abundant and flavorful. We have been to Mistura several times and have yet to have a subpar meal. The service was slow but our water glasses were kept full and we didn't feel neglected. I wouldn't go to Mistura if I was in a hurry, but we were content to relax and spend a couple of hours chatting and eating.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mistura using the Order Online button. Mistura also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 439-3292.

Mistura is rated 4.6 stars by 1246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mistura

570 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nipomo st

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    You can find parking in two sides of the Creamery bulding as well there is plenty parking on Higuera st. and we are only two blocks away from a public parking on Marsh st. If you can&#39;t find parking stop in the front of the restaurant and ask help inside the restaurant to help get your car parked see you soon .

  • Public transit

    We are inside the Creamery Marketplace in the south end of downtown San Luis Obispo at 570 Higuera St With all of San Luis Obispo's farmers markets, wineries, shopping, eateries, and outdoor activities it's no surprise SLO was named the happiest city in America.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicola Allegretta

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 439-3292

  • Catering

    We at Mistura Restaurant & Catering & Events have set the standard for extraordinary Peruvian & Global Cuisine , flawless Event Planning, and creative stunning themed Event Design. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Mistura Restaurant specializes in creating stylish events with endless personality and chic sophistication. Whether you are looking for an intimate destination wedding, a black-tie affair, a casual gathering, fun and laid-back or formal and extravagant -- you decide, and we will bring it to life.

  • Private party contact

    Nicola Allegretta: (855) 562-4317

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