Restaurants in San Carlos

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill' – 40% Off Steakhouse Cuisine

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

Belmont

$75 $45

Signature steakhouse and seafood cuisine includes mesquite-broiled steaks, prime rib of beef, scallops, and daily fish selections

Papa John's Pizza – Up to 49% Off Pizza and Ice Cream

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

Chin's Restaurant – 35% Off Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai

Chin's Restaurant

Redwood City

$20 $13

Chefs bring together Asian traditions for a menu of Thai noodle soups, Vietnamese coconut curry seafood, and vermicelli with Chinese sausage

Up to 45% Off at Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Redwood Shores

$16 $9

(23)

Beer, wine, coffee, and variety drinks paired with salads and sides such as sweet-potato fries, fresh fruit, or soups; outdoor patio

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kitcho

Kitcho

San Mateo

$30 $15

(236)

Expertly plated Japanese cuisine including teriyaki bowls, sushi, and seafood sourced from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market

Up to 38% Off Three-Course Fondue Dinner at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

$136 $89

(779)

Diners dip veggies and bread into creamy cheese fondue and munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

50% Off Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

$30 $15

(123)

Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

Up to 50% Off at Uncle Chen Restaurant

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

$30 $15

(120)

Shredded pork with spicy garlic sauce; housemade vegetarian rice noodles; prawns in lobster sauce

Up to 50% Off at Cajun House

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

50% Off Sandwiches at The Cheese Steak Shop

The Cheese Steak Shop

San Mateo

$6 $3

(53)

Hearty steak sandwiches made with sirloin and provolone or American cheese on toasted rolls straight from Philadelphia

38% Off Italian Food at Caffe Riace

Caffe Riace

Palo Alto

$40 $25

(350)

Guests can enjoy Italian meals in the dining room or at shaded tables on a patio dotted with sculptures

Buca di Beppo - 10% Off

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(1885)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

Up to 48% Off American Cuisine at Broadway Grill

Broadway Grill

Burlingame

$30 $19

Restaurant serves classic American dishes, such as aged steaks, hearty burgers, and glazed meatloaf

Up to 40% Off Italian Cuisine at Fattoria E Mare

Fattoria E Mare

Burlingame

$50 $30

Rotating selection of Italian and European dishes featuring the freshest California ingredients in a sleek, spacious setting

Up to 39% Off Burgers at Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Half Moon Bay

$30.90 $19

Half-pound burgers topped with grilled mushrooms, bacon, and swiss cheese served in a 100-year-old inn

51% Off Lunch and Dinner Ristorante Bella Vita

Ristorante Bella Vita

Los Altos

$20 $11

(102)

Gnocchi with homemade pesto sauce and brick-oven-fired pizza served inside of artful space with burbling fountains and hand-painted tables

Up to 53% Off Mexican Cuisine at Red Pepper Grill

Red Pepper Grill

South Los Altos

$20 $10

(96)

Mexican and Californian cuisines come together for creative entrees such as crab enchiladas, pork chops, burritos, and margaritas

Up to 44% Off Japanese Food at Mikado

Mikado

North Los Altos

$24 $14

(94)

Hibachi-grilled shrimp and filet mignon, stir-fried yakisoba noodles, and more than 85 types of sushi

Never Too Latte – 44% Off English Tea

Never Too Latte

San Bruno

$70 $39

Sample an assortment of house-made, bite-size pastries and sandwiches, served with tea flavored with fruits, flowers, or Godiva chocolate

33% Off at Patio Filipino Restaurant

Patio Filipino Restaurant

San Bruno

$30 $20

Eatery featured in Saveur serves saffron-infused paella and other traditional eats

40% Off at Papaya Thai

Papaya Thai

Newark

$20 $12

(72)

Thai noodles and curries, served in a dining room decorated with Thai figurines and a pane of glass etched with a papaya tree

50% Off Indian Cuisine at The Menu

The Menu

Indian Cuisine

$40 $20

Extensive menu of healthily prepared Indian dishes made with fresh, organic ingredients spans the country's regions

35% Off Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(183)

Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Park Balluchi

Park Balluchi

Old Mountain View

$30 $15

(79)

Chefs who specialize in northern Mughlai cuisine and traditional Punjabi cooking whip up saag paneer, goat biryani, and butter chicken

Up to Half Off at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

El Camino

$20 $11

(37)

Steamy bowls of the eatery's signature ramen come topped with a soft-boiled egg, and are available in six different flavor profiles

50% Off at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

Up to 42% Off Mexican and Peruvian Cuisine at El Toro Loco

El Toro Loco

Sharp Park

$30 $19

Fish tacos, shrimp burritos, and vegetarian offerings fill the Mexican menu; Peruvian offerings lean toward savory grilled meat

Up to 68% Off French-Fusion Dinner at Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Hayward

$118 $39

(785)

Green-peppercorn beef ribeye, coq au vin, or tilapia with lemon dill weed sauce take center stage in this French culinary fete

Crabaholic – 25% Off Cajun Seafood and Drinks

Crabaholic

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

(309)

Creole-style crawfish boils, oysters, crab legs, and an international drink list of beers, wines, and sakes

Up to 50% Off Indian Food at Tandoori Paradise

Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

50% Off Indian Food at The Ultimate Lounge

The Ultimate Lounge

Hayward

$30 $15

A futuristic bar and lounge serves as the setting for Indian eats like tandoori chicken, samosas, pakora, and lamb biryani

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos Uruapan

Tacos Uruapan

Industrial Parkway

$10 $5

(257)

A family-run taqueria serves feasts of pork al pastor, marinated steak and chicken, veggie burritos, and fresh shrimp and fish plates

Up to 43% Off Pizza, Food, & Drinks from Mission Pizza & Pub

Mission Pizza & Pub

Fremont

$30 $17

Creative pizzas, oven-baked sandwiches, and 32 microbrews and imported beers served amid live country and bluegrass music

45% Off Thai Food at Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Fremont

$20 $11

Chicken satay appetizers pave the way for Thai entrees such as panang curry, drunken noodles, and deep-fried salmon topped with chili paste

Up to 56% Off Indian Food at Arka

Arka

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(38)

Eatery infuses traditional Indian flavors into innovative dishes and regional specialties

Up to 53% Off at Wahoo's Fish Taco

Wahoo's

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(131)

Plates of beach-inspired fare brimming with Asian and Brazilian touches at taqueria founded by a trio of globetrotting brothers

Up to 48% Off at Infused Sushi & Bar

Infused Sushi & Bar

Sunnyvale

$25 $13

Servers pair glasses of wine, sake, or Japanese beer with sushi, bento boxes, and Asian appetizers such as eggrolls, crab rangoon, and gyoza

Up to 49% Off at Gumba's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Gumba's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown Sunnyvale

$62.85 $32

Cannelloni a la romana with ground veal and spinach, prawns and wild mushooms sautéed in sherry-cream sauce, and classic rigatoni

40% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Blvd

Sushi Blvd

Sunnyvale

$25 $15

(201)

Guests clink glasses of sake over dinners of tuna, salmon, and shrimp sushi rolls, salted edamame, yakitori chicken, and pot stickers

40% Off Mexican Cuisine at El Caminito

El Caminito

Sunnyvale

$20 $12

(155)

Mexican meals prepared with low-cholesterol vegetable oil and chased with salt-rimmed margaritas in a family-run eatery

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill of $50 or More

Padi Restaurant & Catering

San Leandro

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your total bill of $50 or more; valid Monday–Thursday

Up to 50% Off Chinese Food at Kai Bistro

Kai Bistro

San Leandro

$20 $11

Chinese restaurant serves classic fare, such as egg rolls, wonton soup, and Szechuan-style dishes, as well as tonkatsu and teriyaki meals

45% Off Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

Papa John's – East Bay - Up to 44% Off Pizza Dinner

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

Up to 45% Off at Dim Sum King

Dim Sum King

Daly City

$20 $12

(619)

Cantonese-style small plates from barbecue-pork buns to deep-fried shrimp dumplings

45% Off Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

40% Off Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Catering Services When You Rent The Venue At Full Price

High Street Station Cafe

Alameda

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 10% off catering services when you rent the venue at full price

Up to 51% Off Dinner at Pasta Pelican

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

(246)

Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

50% Off Mexican Food at La Paloma

La Paloma

Santa Clara

$30 $15

(354)

Shrimp with jalapeño-lime butter and lots of cilantro, tomatillo chicken enchiladas, and Sonoran-style soft tacos

Up to 40% Off at Pizza Party

Pizza Party

Santa Clara

$25 $15

Pizzas in bacon-chicken and greek veggie varieties emerge from the oven on traditional, gluten-free, or 20-inch Belly Buster crusts

Up to 43% Off Nacho Fries or Five-Pound Burritozilla at Iguanas

Iguanas

Multiple Locations

$21 $12

(1644)

5-lb. 18-inch burritozilla featured on Man v. Food, stuffed with meats such as hand-trimmed angus carne asada or grilled marinated chicken

40% Off Pizza & American Food at Last Chance Restaurant

Last Chance Restaurant

Santa Clara

$20 $12

Varied menu includes pizza, burgers, and sandwiches such as the Malibu chicken at a laid-back restaurant with pool tables and arcade games

Up to 50% Off at Korea House

Korea House

Santa Clara

$59.79 $30

Authentic Korean dinners include soup, barbecue beef short ribs, fish, and glass noodles

$15 for Pan-Asian Vegan Food at Loving Hut Milpitas

Loving Hut

Milpitas

$25 $15

(507)

All-vegan dine-in restaurant uses only natural non-GMO ingredients for signature dishes such as Spicy Cha-Cha, Kung Pao & Tom Ka Thai soup

Naan-N-Masala – Up to 40% Off Indian Food

Naan-N-Masala

Milpitas

$25 $15

(723)

Aromatic spices flavor traditional Indian entrees that can be made vegetarian-style or with tender meat

46% Off Indian Cuisine at Mirch Masala

Mirch Masala

Milpitas

$14.95 $8

(68)

Simple preparation characterize Indian dishes such as paneer tikka kebabs, vegetarian bhangan bharta with roasted eggplant, and lamb curry

Half Off Coffee and Asian Snacks at Kopitiam Cafe

Kopitiam Cafe

Milpitas

$10 $5

Malaysian- and Singapore-style café tamps robust espresso drinks, sinks sweet pearls into iced boba teas, and a number of Asian snacks

Up to 42% Off at Aasna, Melange of India

Aasna, Melange of India

Milpitas

$36 $22

(146)

Shyam Khanal's eatery serves Indian cuisine divided into meat- and vegetable-based dishes

Half Off Mexican Food at Royal Taco

Royal Taco

Milpitas

$20 $10

(68)

Authentic taquitos with avocado; spicy chiles rellenos; breakfast, lunch, and dinner burritos

44% Off Pizza at Papa Murphy’s in Milpitas

Papa Murphy's-Milpitas

Milpitas

$16 $9

Pizzas with fresh dough topped with pre-selected ingredients or customized to customer's liking

2G Japanese Brasserie – Up to 42% Off

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

$50 $29

(128)

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

The Pink Elephant – 50% Off Brunch

The Pink Elephant

San Francisco

$50 $25

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

Nook – 30% Off Cafe Food and Beverages

Nook

Nob Hill

$50 $35

(534)

Cozy cafe and wine bar serves small plates, fresh sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill

Garçon – $15 Off French Bistro Cuisine

Garçon

Mission

$100 $85

(629)

Classic dishes such as coq au vin, mussels, and duck confit at a traditional, French-owned bistro praised by the Bay Guardian

Nihon Whisky Lounge – Up to 40% Off

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

(1123)

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

Never Too Latte – 40% Off Coffee and Food

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

Chouchou—French Dinner for Two

Chouchou

Forest Hill

$101.90 $79

(964)

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé paired with elegant French wines

Up to 37% Off Italian Cuisine at Fiore Caffe

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Up to 41% Off Mexican Dinner at Regalito Rosticeria

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(542)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

30% Off at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

(212)

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

20% Off Healthy Fast Food at Darn Good Food

Darn Good Food

Financial District

$43.90 $35

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

38% Off Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

$50 $31

(436)

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

Up to 42% Off Japanese Small Plates at Izakaya Roku

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

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Candles nestled in chandeliers cast a flickering glow upon saffron-colored walls, exposed stonework, and iron accents. The light dimly illuminates the white tablecloths on the main dining floor and the overlooking mezzanine level, helping weave the aura of otherworldliness that Mythos's name suggests. Amid this visual backdrop, the aromas of West Coast and Mediterranean spices and sauces dance, hinting at the local seafood and produce that the chefs use in their menu. Taking advantage of the local bounty, the grill masters turn their eyes toward the culinary aesthetic of Greece as they braise lamb shanks, flame bathe house-ground burgers and 6-ounce skirt steaks, and sauté vegan plates.

Against a wall of windows, bartenders and stewards pair dishes with handpicked Northern Californian and Greek wines as well as 11 ouzos. They also mix cocktails from eclectic ingredients, such as vegetables pickled in-house and imported pomegranate juice, so diners don’t have to add Mediterranean authenticity by sifting their drinks through a Greek flag.

1201 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos,
CA
US

New Orleans is a city that lingers in the heart long after you leave. Chef Edwin Caba spent 18 years running restaurants in various cities, but it was the cuisine of New Orleans that stayed with him. In 1996, he helped to open CreoLa Bistro, where as executive chef he helms a menu of Cajun and Creole cuisine using seafood that comes in directly from the Louisiana gulf.

344 El Camino Real
San Carlos,
CA
US

The culinary artisans at Rumi Restaurant infuse a seasonal selection of locally culled meats and produce with authentic Mediterranean and Persian spices in a warm, rustic décor. Savor midday menu ameliorations such as swashbuckling skewers of tender filet mignon ($13) or a grilled veggie sandwich, which buffers Bellwether carmody cheese with roasted tomato, eggplant, and crisp lettuce ($9). Rumi's dinner menu teems with piquant entrees such as grilled lamb loin bathed with Tunisian baharat marinade ($24) or free-range chicken scallopini, massaged with za'atar spices and nestled with braised leeks and broccolini ($22) atop a therapeutic pillow of rice pilaf.

1179 Laurel St
San Carlos,
CA
US

Pudley's tips a hat to the classic sports bar with a menu teeming with zesty appetizers, decadent burgers, and a lineup of 25 beers on tap. Game-side gourmands pile plates high with appetizers such as fried mozzarella sticks gathered from the base of the mozzarella tree. Sizzling beef patties lounge atop fresh sesame-seeded thrones, donning cloaks of cheddar cheese, bacon, or saucy chili. Taps shower towering 23-ounce glasses with bubbly golden brews such as Stella Artois or Lost Coast Brewery's Great White, treating tongues to autumnal crispness while televisions overhead broadcast sports in autumnal colors.

774 El Camino Real
San Carlos,
CA
US

Laurel Kabob's menu features daily-prepared fresh fare infused with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean. Start off with an appetizer of tabouleh ($3.90) or a dolma filled with rice, raisins, and pine nuts ($3.90) before pawing a spinach-and-cheese pita pizza ($6.50) with extra moxie on the side. Invoke Diana the huntress for a feast of succulent, slow-cooked lamb kebabs plated with tomato sauce, yogurt, and Turkish rice or fries ($9.90), or de-meat mealtime with the falafel plate ($8.90) or a veggie wrap with mushrooms, rice, zucchini, eggplant, and bell pepper ($6.90). Soak too-solid sustenance in a glass of red or white wine ($4.90) or a German beer, such as Spaten or Franziskaner Hefeweizen ($3.50), to create a vibrant, conversational atmosphere conducive to a holding a lunchtime heart-to-heart with a dear friend or a spirited dinner debate with a budding enemy.

635 Laurel St
San Carlos,
CA
US

Piacere Restaurant's chef, Miriam Russel-Wadleigh, is dedicated to using only local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. She's so dedicated, in fact, that in 2008 she posed the Farmer's Market Challenge—an open invitation for guests to bring two or more ingredients from local farmers' markets, which she transformed into custom two-course meals. But even when she isn't working her creative muscles, Miriam relies on locally grown produce and fresh meats. She combines these in iron skillets and a wood-burning oven to create dishes whose scope goes well beyond the local, often leaning into Southern Italy: lemon-marinated fish, mint-rubbed lamb steaks, and pizzas topped with wild-boar salami.

This freshness and international outlook extends beyond the food, drifting into the bar's handcrafted cocktails, which are made with all-natural ingredients, as well as selections from more than 2,000 bottles of rare varietals and boutique wines. These concoctions are best sipped on the sidewalk patio along the restaurant's blond-wood and cream-colored facade, where guests can fill up mason jars with fresh air for later.

Piacere's local focus encompasses the community as well as its foodstuffs. The restaurant uses its penchant for food and drink to benefit local charities such as the Ronald McDonald House and the American Liver Foundation. At one point, the restaurant even donated proceeds from three school-themed cocktails to the San Carlos Education Foundation.

727 Laurel St
San Carlos,
CA
US

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