Enjoy The International Flavors of San Mateo

Known for its amazing restaurant scene, our hometown has become a dining destination. Authentic and specialty dishes served round the world may be found mere minutes from Bay Meadows. San Mateo enjoys the benefit of a diverse population, creating its very own melting pot with people bringing their regional culture, heritage, flavor and culinary arts for all to enjoy. Discover the best international flavors in the area:

Sushi Yoshizumi serves the carefully crafted omakase menu of Chef Akira Yoshizumi, learned from his sushi master from Tokyo.

Cocina Milonga offers fresh Argentinian style empanadas and encurtido or chimichuri sauces all made with local and natural ingredients combined with family traditions and recipes.

Greek-inspired murals brighten Rainbow Pizza, dishing up pies, gyros and other Mediterranean specialties, and Village Hummus brings flavorful hummus dishes inspired by their research and training straight from Jerusalem.

Cuban Kitchen is a premium Cuban quick service restaurant, serving up a taste of the Caribbean and island deliciousness with each entrée.

Best of Burma brings authentic Burmese cuisine for both lunch and dinner.

Since its inception, Pancho Villa Taqueria has been the go-to Mexican cuisine spot in San Francisco’s Mission District and in San Mateo featuring simple fresh ingredients, a distinct lack of preservatives and a lean cooking method that spotlights flavor.

Osteria Coppa specializes in fresh, modern Italian cuisine in downtown San Mateo, while the Ravioli House offers freshly made raviolis to-go, straight from a ravioli press that dates back to the 1930’s.

Cobani Gyro & Kebab offers traditional Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine.

Bombay Garden offers a full Indian buffet for lunch and dinner on weekends with unusual south Indian dishes.

Say Aloha to Pokeatery, a laid-back cafe serving made-to-order Hawaiian poke, side salads & desserts in bright, compact digs. Enjoy Ahi poké, salmon poké, tako poké, tofu poké and specials!


WAKURIYA blends authentic Japanese culture and tradition with a Pacific Rim twist that breathes new life into a deliciously innovative cuisine. Not to mention, they received a 3-star review from SF Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer!

Vedas Indian Restaurant brings a new standard in Indian cuisine to the Silicon Valley.

Viognier Restaurant is a plush Cal-French spot with seasonal menus and a lengthy wine list.

Sushi Sam’s is a minimalist spot specializing in an omakase sushi option served at the bustling bar.

All Spice creates elegantly composed dishes that subtly hint at Indian, Japanese, Norwegian, Mediterranean and other worldly influences.

Ramen Dojo is a necessity for noodle lovers in San Mateo with custom-spiced rich bowl of ramen at this noodle shop. The spicy garlic pork broth is full of flavor and a must try.

Hot Wok Bistro is a trendy go-to eatery offering a focused menu of traditional Chinese fare.

Made In Italy is both a pizzeria and a wine bar with authentic Neapolitan pizza flight and wines with most bottles coming from Italy.

Espetus Churrascaria features waiters in Brazilian gaucho attire serving a taste of Southern Brazilian Churrasco.

Curry Up Now is not only the Bay Area’s first Indian Street Food on a Mobile Truck inspired from street foods, but also a favorite hotspot in downtown San Mateo.

Vespucci Ristorante Italiano is your own little corner of Italy here in San Mateo.

Oceanic Restaurant is a Chinese eatery serving up Hunan & Mandarin specialties plus a long list of lunch specials.

Mancora Cebicheria boasts the best “Cebiche” or  better known as ceviche in the Bay Area and excellent Peruvian cuisine.

Hotaru Japanese Restaurant is a small spot with a classic menu of sushi, udon & teriyaki.

Conveniently located between San Francisco and Palo Alto in San Mateo, Bay Meadows offers new homes for sale and for rent within walking distance of Caltrain. Ease of transportation is only one of many compelling aspects of Bay Meadows. Beautiful, new, clean homes sit among 18 acres of open space, which includes parks, a community garden, public art, ball fields, bocce and basketball courts and a new playground. All this just a walk from Whole Foods, Chipotle, Crunch Fitness, Starbucks and more. Experience the Midurban lifestyle. Learn more about our ‘hood by following our Facebook page.