Experience Peruvian cuisine at Mistura in SLO

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

Savory Peruvian cuisine from fresh local sources

Mistura focuses on sustainability with each dish

Nestled in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo at The Creamery Marketplace, the Peruvian restaurant Mistura offers a culinary adventure with an eclectic menu and passionate, highly skilled staff. After relocating from Paso Robles to their current location in May 2019, locals and tourists alike enjoy the unmatched experience Mistura provides.

“Mistura is a very unique set up. We bring in Peruvian culture, every single ingredient we get is locally sourced. Our food is different from any other… fresh raw seafood like ceviche, to steak to stir fry, we have everything,” said Chef Nicola Allegretta, who owns Mistura and Mama’s Meatball. Mama’s Meatball is Mistura’s sister Italian restaurant also located in The Creamery Marketplace. Allegretta and wife, Jackline Ortiz De Zevallos Allegretta, are co-owners of both restaurants.

Each dish is produced with the highest quality ingredients and care; livestock, fish and produce are all sourced locally and grown sustainably. Mistura is rooted in the philosophy that true nourishment of the body comes from sustainable farming practices.

With the foundation of healthy, local ingredients, all dishes encompass the cultural diversity of Peru, the invigorating flavors of seafood and spices, the multicultural influence ranging from Incan to Spanish to Japanese cuisine, and gorgeous meal presentations that showcase each ingredient. Along with Chef Nicola’s esteemed international experience in the culinary world, Mistura also counts Michelin Star recognized Pastry Chef Florencia Breda among its excellent staff.


Make sure to enjoy one of the many popular dishes at Mistura, such as the delectable Rompe Muelle with Leche de Tigre, Roasted Yams and Andean Cancha, the Pescado with Amazon Paiche and flavorful Anticucheria Sauce, or the Arroz Con Marisco with rotating types of seafood and paella.

After enjoying an elegantly crafted seafood, meat, or veggie entree, sample one of Mistura’s delectable desserts, such as the Alfajores cookies filled a delicious caramel Cajeta sauce, the gluten free La Flor chocolate cake, or the Platanero banana flambe adorned with quinoa and gelato.

If you’re looking to round out your meal in true Peruvian fashion, order the Emoliente, a traditional Peruvian drink with Amazon Rainforest herbs and plants, all curated to ease digestive wellness.

With locally acclaimed seafood, vegan options, and locally sourced ingredients, Mistura has placed itself as a Central Coast restaurant dedicated to showcasing flavorful Peruvian cuisine while supporting the community. As Chef Nicola adds, “Stay healthy, eat good, and enjoy life!”

Mistura is located at 570 Higuera St in San Luis Obispo. Closed Monday. Open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, call (805) 439 – 3292 or visit misturarestaurants.com.

—Sadie Mae Mace


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