Mistura

4.6
936 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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Safety precautions

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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! We will be offering a special 3 course prix fixe menu for $65/person, includes vegetarian and gluten free options. Please cancel outside of 48 hours to avoid a $50/person cancellation fee.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year! We will be offering a special 3 course prix fixe menu for $85/person, includes vegetarian and gluten free options. Please cancel outside of 48 hours to avoid a $50/person cancellation fee.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 24, 2021

Happy Holiday We will be offering our Dinner Menu all day , includes vegetarian and gluten free options. Please cancel outside of 48 hours to avoid a $50/person cancellation fee.

What 936 people are saying
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PamelaF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Mistura and we were beyond pleased. Everything from the cocktails to the food, to the service and ambience, were top notch.Such an eclectic menu that has something for everyone, from meat eaters to vegetarians and pescatarians. We will definitely be back when we visit SLO again!

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mike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Best Peruvian food we ever had! Love everything we ordered! A lot of excellent appetizers! Some dishes are influenced by Japanese cuisine.

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LeilaniS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mixto cebiche is so good, my second time getting it and it is definitely my new favorite dish. Thank you Mistura for the divine food, excellent service and fun night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and overall delicious

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KathrynH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Server didn’t even introduce herself, simply asked “what can I get you” after we waited to order drinks for 10 minutes. Had to ask for drink refill ever time (a total of 3) for the fact that in order to make a reservation for a table, the service was horrendous. Won’t be dining there again, even though the food was pretty good.

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vipBobbyB
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food beautiful presentation

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TeslaGirl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique menu and beautiful presentation. The food was tasty but somehow I wanted to like it more than I did but that may be because we ordered a bunch of small plates and no main and I was missing a main.

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cassandraG
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother in law for a date night and we had a lovely time. The service was good. Loved the deco and ambiance. The food was outstanding! Great presentation. We were checking out other tables to see what to order for the next visit. The plating was done beautifully and matched the taste. I will definitely go back.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation and flavors were spectacular. One of the best dinners we’ve had in awhile.

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charlie
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food

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FrancineE
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the menu awesome. Most authentic Peruvian restaurant I’ve ever eaten in. Chef amazing.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have really missed Mistura since the move from Paso Robles to SLO. We got in on a Sunday night with the family and remembered what we had missed. Our adult (sort of) children had never been and loved it. The cocktails were fantastic, as were the appetizers. Everyone loved their entrees and my old favorite, Senor Lomo, was as good as ever. We finished with dessert and La Flor was a big hit for dessert. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outta sight.

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Pizzame33
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A flavor explosion! What a truly special experience. Each dish was better then the next. Beautiful flavors and authentic dishes. We look forward to coming back!

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Peruvian restaurant; their food is amazing. Truly love the food presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We ordered ceviche and the fish was fresh and delicious. we also ordered Lomo Saltado and it was superb! the meat was filet mignon. The servers were amazing and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this precious gem in San Luis Obispo CA.

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vipLyssa
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing, but our lazy-indifferent waitress that kept us waiting 15 minutes before approaching us at which point she didn’t introduce her self and didn’t apologize for her very delayed presence put a sour taste to our perfectly prepared meal
Servers make a difference for sure…

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried their sushi for the first time and it was amazing; their Peruvian Rolls are finger licking!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food quality was poor. The presentation was good but the portions and flavors were inadequate and not very cohesive. Service was poor I felt like our waitress was irritated and didn’t want to provide service!!!

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JuanP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Long wait. Pretty bowls. Okay food. Expensive prices.

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vipGinnyB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The price of my husband’s Manhattan cocktail was outrageous. Our waitress was very nice. We intend to tell Hotel SLO to stop recommending you.

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Erica
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the most interesting and delicious vegan options I have seen in 25 years as a vegan. My sister got a seafood entree she was raving about too. The pisco cocktails were also outstanding.

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with 9 people to celebrate a birthday party. Our waiters and servers were very attentive. We tried several of their new apps and entrees; it was an amazing culinary experience. Great place to eat.

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Tallulah
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful experience! The lamb was exquisite, it fell off the bone. The short ribs were equally fantastic, loved the sauce and risotto. Amazing Caesar salad. The only thing we missed was a vegetable with the main dish. We would have been happy with 1/2 portion of rice and risotto in exchange for some veggies. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, attentive waitstaff, stunning presentation, fresh, delicious, expertly-prepared dishes, lively location, comfortable seating outdoors—-we really enjoyed our time at Mistura. From the scallops to the lamb chops, ceviche and beet salad, to the Pisco sours and flourless chocolate cake, everything was authentic, surprising and delectable. We chose small plates to share and sample a variety of dishes. Looking forward to returning to try the lamb stew. Highly recommend Mistura.

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vipYelenaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Incredibly slow service. We had a reservation for Friday night. It took 30 minutes to get 2 drinks, another 30 min to get 2 small appetizers and 30 more minutes to get the rest of the food after complaining to the manager. The food presentation was rather mediocre and it felt like preparation was rushed. Note to management: don't sit people if you are unable to provide quality food and service.

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GordonSt
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food is not cheap but is very good, particularly the Lomo Saltado which is the best I ever had. The ceviche was also very tasty.

The restaurant is extremely attractive and well designed; great date place for that reason. Our waitress was a little young and inattentive; they clearly forgot our Lomo Saltado which came out 20+ minutes after the rest of the dishes, and our waitress never noticed. Fortunately, it was more than worth the wait.

Not perfect but a great experience. Would definitely recommend to those not on a tight budget.

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vipJOLU
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelen service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the scallop appetizer and ceviche are so so good! super delicious meal and beautiful plating

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MiloMinderbinder
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Great food - the best restaurant in SLO!!

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vipCarlosD
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommended their Escabeche!

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Abigail
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mistura Restaurant was new to us and we picked it because we could make reservations online, they had a very interesting Peruvian menu with an infusion of other cultures and an option for patio seating. We were celebrating a special occasion with another couple and the experience exceeded our expectations. We were seated at our reservation time and were provided excellent service throughout our meal. We ordered several appetizers, salads and small plates from each category which we shared in order to enjoy the many wonderful dishes on the menu and finished with dessert including the Machu Picchu which was fun. The waiter gave us excellent recommendations and was friendly, professional and attentive. There are many great restaurants in San Luis Obispo County but without a doubt this is our new favorite restaurant.

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vipAmandaA
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really fresh, delicious, beautifully presented food with friendly service. The mixto cebiche was limey and spicy, but not hot. Good variety of sea creatures. The lamb shank was rich and falling off the bone - plenty for 2 to share (puppy got lots of tasty morsels from that). And the deserts and cocktails were intersting, different, visually beautiful and flavorful. Go for a Pisco Sour, and don't miss the plantain desert (though really, the poured-over ignited clear alcohol does nothing for the dish - maybe if it were dark rum or something). Will be back!

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
592 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this place for the first time and truly enjoyed everything about it. It is tied for the best restaurant in San Luis Obispo, next to mamas. Restaurant is awesome!!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I’ve been to in the downtown San Luis Obispo area.

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TaffySpooner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of SLO, without a doubt. The food was beautifully balanced in flavor, the quality of ingredient shined through and the service was fabulous.

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ErikD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service!! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Amazing portions

FAQs

Mistura offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 439-3292.

Mistura is rated 4.6 stars by 936 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.