California, United States Food Guide: 5 Mediterranean food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in San Luis Obispo

September 2, 2019 Matilde Konrad

Best Mediterranean restaurants nearby. Discover the best Mediterranean food in San Luis Obispo. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Mediterranean restaurants near you.. Halfway between San Francisco and L.A., San Luis Obispo can be a relaxing getaway or a buzz of activity. For serenity, pack a lunch and head to one of dozens of wineries or take a drive to the beach for a leisurely swim. For a dose of history, visit the heart of the city at the beautiful Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Kids will love the Children’s Museum or Skate Park. Be sure to stroll along the creek downtown, where there are breweries, wine bars, restaurants and shopping for all tastes.
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1. Jaffa Cafe

1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177 Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +1 805-543-2449 http://www.eatjaffa.com
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4 based on 138 reviews

Jaffa Cafe

Reviewed By on_the_go_98765

This is (for us) our second favorite addictive food which we first encountered in Europe (Germany, Spain, and Italy mostly). We have been looking for good Shawarma or Turkish Doner Kebaps ever since. When we saw that Jaffa Cafe advertised Shawarma, we were in!The Arabic Shwarma (Shawarma) is not shaved off the spit (like a Doner Kebap); it is characterized by chunks of flavored meat. The sauce is also different in a Shawarma (tzatziki sauce).Jaffa's Mediterranean menu is varied and the dishes we saw being served were works of art. We thoroughly enjoyed our Shwarmas but (at the end of the proverbial day), they weren't as good as the ones in Europe and we need to keep looking for Doner Kebaps.

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2. La Locanda

1137 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3508 Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout +1 805-548-1750 http://www.lalocandaslo.com
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4 based on 94 reviews

La Locanda

Reviewed By MrandMrsJAS

We picked La Laconda because it was a block from our hotel and we were glad that we did. We had a delicious meal and received excellent service from our server, Luis.I had a buratta cheese and tomato salad, which was very similar to a caprese salad. It was so delicious that I could have had a second salad and that would have enough. For the main course, I had Duck a l'Orange with potatoes and green beans. My husband had a veal dish. We had also had wine.This is not a mass-market place with a multi-page menu. I recommend it to anyone who wants quality food in an intimate atmosphere.

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3. Cafe Roma

1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450 Mediterranean, Italian, Healthy Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Se +1 805-541-6800 http://www.caferomaslo.com
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4 based on 183 reviews

Cafe Roma

Since 1980, the Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo's Historic Railroad District. Enjoy homemade pastas, steaks, and seafood made from the finest local ingredients--classic dishes like Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto

Reviewed By jonr105

We love Cafe Roma and have given it five stars on prior reviews. We love the warm and comfortable ambiance as soon as we walk in. We enjoy the location, away from downtown. The staff are always exceptionally friendly (we’re talking about you, Marcus!). The wine selections are very good and the menu choices are interesting and dependable. We’re always intrigued by their daily specials and have had an excellent experience with them. On this visit we ordered both of the specials, an Eggplant Parmesan and Halibut. The halibut was very good, although a bit understated in its seasoning and flavor. The eggplant dish was only average, both in presentation and preparation. It’s the first dish I’ve had here that I would not order again. Before the entrees we shared a Cafe Roma Salad, which we think is one of the best in town. It’s big enough to share.Service on this visit was as personable as always but somewhat slow and inattentive, which we felt was mostly a kitchen issue. The restaurant wasn’t very crowded so there wasn’t an obvious reason for the delays. Because we had an engagement later in in the evening, the delay kept us from ordering dessert, which we’ve often thoroughly enjoyed here.So, a bit off step on this visit, but nothing that will keep us from returning again very soon.

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4. Oasis Restaurant & Catering

675 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3510 Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Reservations [email protected] +1 805-543-1155 http://www.oasisrestaurantncatering.com/
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4 based on 98 reviews

Oasis Restaurant & Catering

Oasis Restaurant & Catering is one of the finest Mediterranean & Moroccan restaurant located at San Luis Obispo, CA. Our restaurant is best known for its outstanding Mediterranean & Moroccan cuisine, excellent staff service with livery ambience. Oasis Res

Reviewed By LIsaMarie_112

There are not words to describe how truly incredible the food is. Sooooo flavorful, and immense servings! We struggled to finish, because there was so much, but it was so delicious we didn’t want to stop!! First, the tea. Good god, get the Moroccan tea if you go. I have never—NEVER— had tea so good. Sweet, spicy...heavenly. Mmmmm. There are numerous options on the menu, so no matter what you WILL find something. There are vegetarian dishes, and they are willing to work around food sensitivities or allergies. For example, I told the woman when we left that I LOVE baklava, but as it is usually made with walnuts I can’t eat it anymore. She said that she has the same problem, so she makes hers with almonds! Then we tasted it—Mmmmmm! We will absolutely go back next time we’re in SLO.

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5. Branzino

1122 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 805-329-5760 http://www.branzino.fish
Branzino

Welcome to Branzino, the gateway between the old world and the new, where Spanish and Californian inspired cuisines unite in a celebration of the senses to create an authentic tapas experience. We have curated the finest ingredients for your pleasure: off-

Reviewed By Bill_Sandee

They went out of their way to accommodate 4 without reservations on a busy Saturday night. This new (in March) trendy, mostly fish, Spanish type restaurant also has great tapas. Food was great. Service team was well trained and efficient. A welcome addition to mid-range fine dining in SLOBill & Sandee,So glad we hit the marks! We're thankful for you sharing your 5 star experience and hope you can join us again soon!-Jeremy

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