Food & Drink in San Mateo

Chinese Food at Uncle Chen Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

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

$30 $15

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Mediterranean Cuisine and Drinks at Urban Flame (Up to 47% Off)

Urban Flame

Beresford Park

Baba ghannouj and tabbouleh salad precede Greek gyros, chicken kebabs, and falafel wraps

$55 $29

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Mediterranean Dinner for 2 or 4 with Hot and Cold Mezza and Baklava at Tannourine Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Tannourine Restaurant

Beresford Park

Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine includes mezza, small plates of hummus, baba ghannouj, and stuffed grape leaves

$60.50 $36

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Toward Sandwiches and Deli Food at Smackers ($21 Total Value)

Smackers

San Mateo

Classic, vegetarian, and pulled pork sandwiches, specialty hot dogs, and freshly brewed coffee, espresso, and mochas

$7 $3

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$15 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

$30 $15

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Cheesesteaks and Sandwiches at The Cheese Steak Shop

The Cheese Steak Shop

San Mateo

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

$6 $3

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$19 for $30 Worth of Chinese Food at Town of Dumpling

Town of Dumpling

San Mateo

Dumplings filled with pork and chives or chicken and corn match with other Chinese favorites including spicy beef noodle soup

$30 $19

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$15 for $25 Worth of Peruvian Food at Fusion Peruvian Grill

Fusion Peruvian Grill

Downtown

Chefs use imported Peruvian ingredients and organic meats to make chimichurri filet mignon, shrimp ceviche, and pollo a la brasa

$25 $15

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Mexican Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Los Dos Amigos (Up to 50% Off)

Los Dos Amigos

San Mateo

Tacos and burritos loaded with spicy meats and wrapped in your choice of a wheat, spinach, or tomato tortilla

$10 $5

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When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company?now owned by the trio of siblings?reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

2 N B St.
San Mateo,
CA
US

Mancora Cebicheria is the joint effort from a pair of restaurateurs eager to show to the world the colorful dishes and diverse flavors of Peruvian cuisine. Head chefs Marcelo and Michael cure morsels of seafood with a marinade called "leche de tigre"⎯a blend of pepper sauce, zesty lime juice, and sea salt along with a written warning against ever attempting to actually milk a tiger. Grilled steaks share plate space with sides of fried bananas, roasted garlic, and pasta covered in basil pesto. Along with fresh seafood, corn finds its way into dishes throughout the menu, whether garnishing ceviche plates with huge kernels of choclo or in glasses of purple corn chicha morada juice.

2319 S El Camino Real
San Mateo,
CA
US

There's no one way to create the perfect hot dog, at least not at Fletch's. Sure, their cooks start with the basic Chicago-style toppings—mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, pickle, sport peppers, and celery salt—but that's only the foundation. From there, they can add a dollop of chili, sprinkle on cheese, or twist the hot dog like a balloon animal. They top beef, turkey, chicken, or veggie burger patties with your choice of condiments, and, upon customer request, they make cream puffs for dessert. Fletch's menu includes meals for dine-in, delivery, or catering.

385 2nd Avenue
San Mateo,
CA
US

Eat an endless parade of succulent meats, salads, sides, and hot dishes at Espetus Churrascaria. With today's Groupon, $20 gets you $40 toward a prix fixe rodizio-style dinner (can't be used toward drinks or dessert) that ensures hunger's defeat at the hands of knife-wielding, meat-serving gauchos. The rodizio dinner costs $49.95, so you'll still need another $9.95 in addition to your $40 Groupon, but that's still 40% off some of the best meats in town.

710 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

Executive chef, co-owner, and San Mateo native Alicia Petrakis helms Astaria's seasonally focused kitchen, which specializes in turning out high-concept comfort food. Focusing on local ingredients from sustainable sources, the eclectic dinner menu begins with appetite-swelling starters such as crispy polenta fries ($10) and Humberto's inferno ($9), which features a slab of fried gruyere set ablaze tableside as a chilling warning to would-be dairy rebels. Carnivores can feast on meaty marvels such as the buttermilk-marinated fried chicken ($18) or the bone-in pork chop with honey balsamic glaze paired with red-pepper-infused mashers, broccoli spears, and pepperonata ($23). Vegivores might opt for the Napoleon, which conquers appetites using grilled and roasted veggies crowned with provolone cheese ($15). A convention-flouting roster of pizzas includes chicken carbonara pizza rosa ($14), while the dessert menu takes taste buds on a flavor field trip with sugary chaperones such as the strawberry pavlova, which deposits vanilla pastry cream, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream atop crunchy meringue ($7).

50 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Although Crystal Springs is small by grocery-store standards, the flat white storefront, set with a royal-blue arched entranceway and windows, appears somehow palatial, beckoning passersby into its den of delicious delectables. A wide selection of local and organic produce is available for plucking. Navel oranges start from the bellybutton at $0.49 per pound, and small Fuji apples start at $1.09 per pound. Keep it savory with russet potatoes ($0.49 per pound), or move on to not-so-naturally occurring breads and cheeses. A variety of fine cheeses and olives are ready and waiting for munching from the hand. The olive bar starts at $3.99, Bulgarian feta cheese begins at $4.79 per pound, and Turkish goat cheese starts at $7.99 per pound. Fresh-baked bread is delivered every morning, with warm, steaming loaves beginning at $3.29.

770 Polhemus Rd
San Mateo,
CA
US

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