Restaurants in San Mateo

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off An Order Of $50 at Sushi Kuu

Sushi Kuu

Baywood Park

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off an order of $50

$5 $5

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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 $4

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Three-Course Fondue Dinner for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Melting Pot (Up to 38% Off)

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

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

$136 $89

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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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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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Cajun Food and Seafood at Cajun House (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cajun House 2

Downtown

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

$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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$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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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

With three food trucks and a brick-and-mortar locale, CurryUpNow dishes up the street fare of India with creatively presented, colorful dishes. The restaurant menu comprises traditional street fare and creative takes on classics. Chefs turn the fillings of the deconstructed samosa—a popular original dish—inside out before topping it with garbanzo-bean curry and chutney-tamarind sauce to be scooped up by four mini samosas. They craft fusion dishes, folding chicken tikka masala made with 100 percent organic white chicken into burritos, and piling two- and three-item thali platters with curried eats. The menu's offerings include vegan options, and most can be made with a choice of chicken, ground halal beef or vegetarian options: paneer—a traditional farmers' cheese—and aloo, or potatoes. The entire repertoire is medium spiced, and brave-tongued people can request it spicy, or kick it up all the way to Desi hot, which infuses dishes with ghost peppers, habanero, and volcano tears.

129 S 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 Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's create circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.

9 43rd Ave.
San Mateo,
CA
US

The cooks at Tenka Japanese Restaurant grill squid, deep-fry oysters, and assemble raw orders of sushi with the steady hands of a brain surgeon building a house of cards. Sushi rolls can grow around simple cores of tuna and cucumber or more piquant fillings like spicy mayonnaise, asparagus, or shrimp tempura. For even more robust flavor, the cooks skewer beef after first marinating it in soy sauce and sake, or deep-fry pork cutlets and add them to curry rice.

246 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

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