At Fattoush, you’ll get a splash of authentic Mediterranean cuisine along California’s beautiful Central Coast. Fattoush has been serving travelers and locals since the 1950s, but 5 years ago I set forth a transformation that brought this small shack into the thriving community cornerstone that it is today.
I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and attended Cal Poly for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Along with my BA in Communication and MA in History, I hold an earnest love for this community. The most important part of what I do is that every day, I am able to interact with students and be their ambassador, an imaginary counselor, not just the cook and chef.
What makes Fattoush a must-stop shop is our fresh flavors and special charming feel. Every week I drive to San Francisco and LA to source the freshest ingredients from all over the world. As other places raise their prices and make portions smaller, we make portions larger and constantly raise the bar on quality while keeping our prices the same as they were five years ago.
I invite you to visit us and experience our unique
“Taste of the Mediterranean.”
Our patio provides indoor-outdoor ambiance to our guests. Completed in 2014, the space was the senior project of Cal Poly Landscape Architecture student Reed Gordan and built with the help of Anne Hendrickson.
We enlisted local artist Jason Towne to paint the beautiful mural looking over the patio. Its rich colors spread our "Taste of the Mediterranean" to everyone who drives by.
Our website was re-envisioned by Tavin Boynton, a Cal Poly student. A User Experience designer, Tavin saw a disconnect between our in-person and online customer experience. Taking elements from our restaurant, such as the color scheme of our mural, his work creates a more cohesive product.
The design was then hand-coded by Adrian Valenzuela, a Web Developer from the Central Coast. Adrian needed to make sure that the design would look the best it could in every device that accessed the website, assuring that the experience of the user would be pleasant and useful.