Mistura

4.6
1025 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food at Mistura is ok. It’s not amazing and it’s not terrible. However when you factor is the price, that’s when the food becomes below average. For the raw fish items like the ceviche and the sashimi, the quality of fish is lower than what I would expect at the price Mistura is charging. Moreover, they drown their raw fish is sauce to disguise the low quality of it. We also tried the lomo saltado was fine.

Things really take a turn when you factor in service. While the food does come out quickly, the time it took for someone to take our order after we were seated was over 30 minutes. Added to that, the parking situation is ridiculously confusing (which is the city of SLO’s fault) yet the staff at Mistura did nothing to help us understand how to park at the restaurant despite us asking pretty simple questions of them. The host is least helpful of all. We found that we were short on the quarters to pay for the parking meter and the host refused to exchange dollars for quarters with us and actually told us to go to come other store down the street to do so. Mistura knows what the parking situation is, to make it easier for guest it would seem to mean reasonable that would keep a few extra quarters on hand or at least check for quarters rather than flat out refuse us.

Overall, I would not go again and would not recommend Mistura to anyone else.

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Barbara
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was very tasty! YET, my husband had the be short ribs. It has one short rib and a large hunk of fat (about half of the rib). I had the lamb shank and it seemed a bit dry served with dried rice and jicama. Staff wonderful and restaurant very clean. YES, I will try again.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a nice time. The decor at Mistura is cool. The food is ok. My sense is that you need to go at least 2/3 times to figure out what the best dishes are. We ordered a couple clunkers. It also seemed as if the waiters were new. Maybe that’s a covid thing. They seemed to be just taking orders rather than advising. All in all, it was fine and we’ll probably go back. They might be trying to overcomplicate things.

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vipLocalGal
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Best ravioli I’ve ever had! My husband said the Arroz con Marisco he ate tasted like how his mother used to make it…we have enough left over for another meal! The margaritas were unique and delicious!! So glad they have outdoor seating, with heaters available, during this pandemic!!

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BethR
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is great, presentation is wonderful. A bit loud and no outside seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was decent but like many people say on their reviews, the menu is a bit overwhelming. We got the pulpo appetizer as well as the squid ink tamales. Both were fantastic, frankly we probably should have stuck with tapas. We each ordered a “main” my lamb shank was underwhelming and to say that my wife’s sushi was standard would be an overstatement. In any case, if you go here, consider doing some research ahead of time or else you’ll be smacked with a large menu and so many choices you won’t know where to turn. We enjoyed things overall, just wish we had been a bit more prepared and with some decisions ahead of time.

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Boys2Men
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Good was good. I had better dishes from Mistura in the past. The drinks overpriced $46 for 2 drinks and my entry $26. Makes no sense it would be a while for me to return any time soon.

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AnnC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine club trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One plate of food was not hot but was delicious.
Door to patio was constantly opened and closed serving a group on the patio bringing in the cold night air.
Server was fabulous.

AJ
AndrewJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place. Different flavors. A bit pricey but worth the indulgence

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere! Great for date night

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Menu has way too many options, the food was very sub par for a place with gastronomy written on the front door.
We had the same mashed yams on 3 of our 5 dishes.
Would not recommend

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GaryA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On two separate occasions I ordered the Escabeche and it is amazing, the fried yucca appetizer is yummy (no additional room in my tummy)
Dessert: Machu Picchu, very mystic and salacious.

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vipINGRIDS
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. One of the best places to dine in SLO. The service was a bit spotty, but the intentions were sincere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got here and just because I have a service animal they seated us outside, which is not legal for you guys to do. The person that showed us to our seat told us even if he is a service animal you have to be outside. (banned us from inside) "Everywhere in the country, customers have a right to bring service animals into restaurants. The ADA supersedes any local health department regulations banning animals" needless to say that we drove an hour to get here and we are celebrating our anniversary, so we decided to leave because what you are doing is wrong and nobody with a service animal should have to deal with that.

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NickS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went in excited, came out underwhelmed. Menu should be smaller to focus up. Tasty but not memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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patria5
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Mistura is outstanding. Very unique with a beautiful presentation. Wait staff were attentive and friendly.

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veggiebrit
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed our cocktails, starters & mains. Service was good, not rushed. We sat outside on the patio, which faces the shared courtyard, and were plenty warm enough thanks to the heaters. Most diners were inside, which was a stylish space. You can view the beautiful dessert options and chocolates (not on the menu) as you enter, and buy either to go. We'd definitely eat here again.
Ordererd: Chilcano, Mango Margarita?, Rupa Rupa (plantain Conchas a la Parmesana (scallops); Señor Lomo (lomo saltado); Portobello Saltado

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TimH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic. We chose to do small plates to share amongst a family of 4. Everything was unique and delicious. Save room for dessert. The desserts themselves as well as the presentations of them are well worth it!

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RobertP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 were totally pleased with our dinner at Mistura . Each dish was unique and delicious . It was an epicurean adventure unmatched in our recent past . We hope to find many more opportunities to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We shared grilled octopus and filet mignon. The tulip mouse desert was the true highlight of the night. I regretted that didn't take one home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I can’t say enough about the food, it was amazing! We went on Christmas Eve with my 12 and 9 year old boys and they enjoyed the experience! We ordered the squid ink tamale which we ranked as our number one appetizer choice. The Octopus starter I thought was ok but was my boys favorites. Our meal choices were the lamb shank, fish of the day which was amaaaazing sea bass, braised short ribs and the rice dish which was similar to a fried rice eh to me but my family loved. They also have a dessert bar separate from the restaurant.

Service was ok we had a few waitresses on rotation at our table, bringing us food and drinks that we hadn’t ordered. Water service could have been more frequent and checking in on drink orders.

All in all I would definitely head to this restaurant again and again whenever I’m in pismo!

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LindaR
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas Eve

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Steve
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food, service, Setting all excellent. However, given the state of the pandemic I was shocked at how closely they sat people. Should have had more distance between tables.

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KristenB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The most unique flavors and incredible presentations. Everyone was awed by the food.

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LizC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A mixed experience. The appetizer course offerings were more successful than the entrees. The burrata salad was great. Our fourth appetizer was forgotten for a long while, which slowed dining down significantly. However, we weren't in a rush. One of the entrees had an inedibly fatty portion of beef, another (saltado) featured quite overcooked slices of beef. The tuna was fine, as was the half chicken. Creme brulee was more a scrambled egg consistency than silky. At one point our server forgot that she had come to refill waters and left the pitcher on an adjacent table. Eventually we helped ourselves. So, while the Peruvian flavors were a fun experience, it wasn't the greatest.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender ( possibly sn owner?) was outstanding! Excellent and very special cocktails! The service, dinner and desserts were incredible! We have been several times but last night took three first timers who are still raving about this awesome experience! Thank you for an incredible night!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved this place. Peruvian good is delicious and this restaurant really does a fabulous job. Every dish was
Amazingly tasty. The service was wonderful. We will for sure come back when we are in SLO.

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Stuart
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Mistura. Good service and tasty food is well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did a magnificent job of bringing variety to our table. The appetizers were delicious. And when we made it to entrees, we were served everything from a meat free option to the lamb shank. We loved our experience and look forward to our next visit 💕

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible!!! Our waiter was extremely helpful! I look forward to going back to SLO ago eat here!

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MarianneM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fresh and inventive!

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KiraS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is so amazing and the service was really quick

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JeanneH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience for lunch celebration with large family. Food and drink were great and everyone loved it. Thank you Mistura!

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vipPWag
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable graduation lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The appetizers, main course and dessert were very delicious one of our guest did complain about the steak not having much flavor but majority of us enjoyed our food. . The service was just okay. They seemed very rushed and not very polite. Unfortunately they were out of some of the desserts our table wanted to try. Because our party was over 6 people we had to give a 20% tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dewitt was wonderful!! And the food was excellent. We had come in pretty late and it was our first time having Peruvian food and Dewitt was very gracious and helpful. He helped to steer us In the right direction so that we were able to put in our order before the kitchen closed. He did this in such a way without making us feel rushed or that we were putting him or anyone else out. And the food did not disappoint.

I highly recommend this place. The empanadas, black tamales, cebiche and lamb were our favorites paired with their Albariño wine (Paco & Lola).

What a treat this was for my two giant kids and I!

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. It was a perfect spot for our company Christmas gathering! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Highly recommend

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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 1025 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.