Fusion Peruvian Grill

Fusion Peruvian Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fusionperuviangrill.com/
  • Phone: 6502920788x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday
    11am-3pm 5pm-9pm
    Friday
    11am-3pm 5pm-10pm
    Saturday
    11am-10pm
    Sunday
    11am-9pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Zerpa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baldwin
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fusion Peruvian Grill
We specialize in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine. Our cuisine entrees are served
in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you, your friends and family are sure to enjoy.
If you just want to enjoy some old favorites, we promise that our inventive menu and
attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what your occasion calls for
or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Fusion Peruvian Grill promise to make
your next dining experience a pleasant one.
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Fusion Peruvian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (7)special occasion (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • tasty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was delicious - flavors were excellent. Service needs a lot of work - seemed scattered. Basics were hard to get right - water, bread, timely follow-up. We didn't get dessert because service was lacking. Having said that, we'd go back - the food was that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    Yummyness
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a reservation and were seated promptly upon our arrival. We had a 3 year old with us and they were very accommodating with her food order - plain pasta with butter. The complimentary bread and trio of sauces was yummy. I had the salmon with quinoa risotto - it was delicious and I would definitely order it again. My husband had the rib eye dinner plate - he loved it. We can't wait to go back and try more things from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Paella!
    roni1574
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This restaurant is at the end of the downtown area of San Mateo. A tiny restaurant, very clean. The waiter was very attentive and brought out our first dish very quickly. We split two entree's and they split the meals on separate plates w/o us having to ask. The Paella was outstanding and the Saltado was very good also. The prices are great for the amount and quality of the food. I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Cannot say enough about this place. Every time I have eaten here it has been an amazing meal with wonderful service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way more than first appears.
    Craiggy36
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As viewed from the street, Fusion appears to be a tiny bar plus a few tables kind of restaurent. There doesn't seem to be much to it. But, once you walk past the bar, a whole bustling restaurant scene opens up! It's an exciting surprise. Once you're seated, the room ends up feeling a bit crowded and noisy. It is hard to hear the person across the table from you. It's worth it, though...because the food is fantastic! It is authentic, very flavorful, and a very good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Everything we ordered was fantastic. Lots of interesting dishes to choose from. Service was excellent and attentive. We will be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    TheItinerentDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for Sunday lunch. I had a half of braised chicken with 2 sides. My daughter had braised rib steak. Both entrees were delicious. Restaurant was not busy. Service was very attentive. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good place to eat in San Mateo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    LizzieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Hands down the best Peruvian food on the Penninsula. The staff is wonderful and the food comes out so fast and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Affordable great food
    Bradokg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great Puruvian food in a very friendly and relaxed setting. Approachable wine list and modest corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Loved the bread dips, Fusion Sour, spicy steak grilled dishes. Fried chicken appetizer was moist and tasty with the complimentary aioli dip made the chicken extremely delicious and scrumptious. Reviews were accurate that restaurant gets overwhelmed when have large groups and place gets very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Friendly and helpful waiter. Delicious food. Very loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    Cliff
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was quite amazing, but it was overshadowed by their service. Unfortunately, this restaurant was not handling the huge amount of customers the day i went. We sat down immediately. Drinks took 20 minutes to come to us and food took over an hour. We have to hail someone down to remind them about our drink orders. I can understand how busy a restaurant gets, but everyone look disorganized. We did not have an assigned waiter, and no one checked on us. Once we finally received our food, it was quite the relief. While I do recommend the food, I will not return until they improve order in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, needs more servers
    Artemia
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This restaurant was delicious. Plain and simple, if you take anything else away, the food was amazing. Unfortunately, they were way too overwhelmed with the quantity of people. I don't know if they normally have another server on Monday nights or what, but we waited over 20 minutes just to be acknowledged with water once we were seated, and every order we placed took an exorbitant amount of time to arrive at our table. The sangria was amazing. Fruity, perhaps not as strong as some but delicious. I ordered salmon and was awarded with a delicious and crispy dish with a side of squash (which I normally hate!) that I gobbled up. Unfortunately our dessert arrived as we needed to leave (30 minutes after ordering) so we didn't get to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish Food, Slow Service
    DinnerDinner
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I absolutely love this place. The food was delicious and that staff was great. I would recommend it as a great dinner spot, but for lunch, it was a bit slow. The staff is great and friendly, however, having a one hour lunch break to order and eat is not realistic at this place for now. There was only one server and even though we gave her our full order upon sitting down, the food and drink still took a little longer than we'd hoped.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loud with 4 groups there at 6 pm
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    place needs to soften its acoustics-----it is too loud to have a conversation
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, terrible service!
    luv2trynewfoods
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We waited for 25 minutes for a waiter to actually stop and ask if we needed anything! Place was sort of busy and only a waiter and a waitress which did not bother to check on us until I we called him. Food is good, portions are reasonable, prices are ok. I would definitely give this place a second try at another time just because the food was good, I would recommend this place to a friend because the food is good although I will also warn them about the slow service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Fusion Peruvian Grill reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was great but a lot of food on the menu were not available.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    What a surprise to find that the food here is as good as it was. The service is friendly and the place is very casual. Parking may be a little tight, but if you are willing to walk a block or two you will be fine. Try different items, they are all great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Rebecca
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Worst service I've ever had. The food was a big disappointment. I will never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dinner!
    lucho
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was delicious with authentically Peruvian seasonings and sauces. Service was extremely friendly and our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list and food preparation. Great experience
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food and Staff
    Travel4food
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    My 11 year old wanted Chica Morada for her birthday. I found them via internet research. I wasn't ready to feel like we were back in Peru with the warmth, wonderful service and great people of Peru, but was exceptionally pleased to have the experience relived here. The food was equally wonderful. The food was authentic and filled with flavor. My daughter loved everything including the beef heart. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but tasty
    JackVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Fusion has some very good Peruvian dishes, including a couple of very good, fresh ceviches. Both times I have eaten at Fusion I was sitting next to a table of 10 in a very festive mood. This slowed service a bit, which was fine, but it also made it almost impossible to have a conversation since the hard floor reflected the raucous laughter of the festive group. I suggest a carpet or some other sound-dampening element to make the dining experience a bit more comfortable for the non-festive patrons.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peruvian Prize!
    BetherDining
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We arrived Easter afternoon, hungry & eager for culinary adventure. The friendly, quick servers let us enjoy Fusion's delicious and distinctive sauces with thin baguette slices while we took in the lovely artwork. Soon our killer Fusion Sours and flavorful ceviche mixta arrived. The frothy, citrusy drinks complemented the mildly spicy seafood superbly. We shared our entrees, his rotisserie chicken with fried yuca and plantain, and my grilled salmon on creamy quinoa with grilled tomatoes. The chicken was perfectly moist and tender, falling off the bone. My salmon was flavorful and succulent. The quinoa had a surprising risotto-like consistency. We had a fabulous meal, and I will return! Once I can button my jeans...
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the main scene but yummy foo
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    At fair prices. Salsas and ceviche are particularly great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very authenic Peruvian food. Best I have had since I returned from Peru.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden restaurant
    Sfos
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    If not for Open Table, we would never have gone to eat here just passing by. It is removed from the heavily foot trafficked streets nearby and has no curb appeal out front. You can only see a small bar from the street, so we were hesitant to go in but because we made the reservations, decided to honor it. We entered, with no one to greet us, passed through the bar area and noticed a hidden dining room in the back. There needs a sign at the front door to say this. My husband had a spicy seafood dish and my daughter had a beef stirfry( Lomo Saltado), and I had ribeye steak with beans and rice. The cuts of meat are very chewy and is expensive for what you get. The dulce de leche crepes were the winner of the night. Try for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum
    katd
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    this place doesn't look like much when you first walk in. There is a counter and a long hall. Keep walking and you find yourself in a warm and inviting room. Our waiter was all smiles and very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu. Food was great, steak and eggs for dinner!! If you are an adult, try the second Sour drink on the menu.. (alcohol).. had to get two.. and I swear there is a dash of Tapatio in the center of it. we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant surprise
    Mike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were late making a dinner reservation for a romantic Valentine's Day out and had to take the 9 p.m. slot available. Being walking distance from where we live, we were able to add to the charm of the evening with a romantic walk beneath a full moon and clear starlit skies. We were not disappointed by our choice. The food was outstanding - we both had the salmon over creamy quinoa risotto and a glass of Peruvian syrah. And the wait staff was very friendly, patient, and helpful. It was a bit noisy but not overly so. Also, there were several large groups enjoying the night out as well as families with children. Overall, a pleasant neighborhood atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for the food, not the wine
    ToughButFairVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Ceviche was fresh, steak and fish entrees delicious, sides very good. Bring your own wine though. We ordered a Syrah from Peru, not sure what we got as bottle was open when brought to table and cork did not match the label. Service was ok, it was a busy night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fusion Peruvian Grill
    ESelph
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant is surprising. Upon first entering, it appears to be quite small and smokey. The back of the restaurant opens up and there is a good size dining room. We dined here on Valentine's day and perhaps they weren't expecting such a packed house. It took at least 10 minutes before we were even acknowledged. The waiter finally approached our table and took our order. While you wait, they bring bread, which arrives with three delicious (and very spicy) dips. The appetizer was huge, but delicious and the food was very good as well. The manager came over to ask if we needed anything, we requested additional dip and another sangria; the extra dip never arrived and the drink took about 15 minutes to arrive. We'll be back though!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Jerry
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for dinner on Valentines Day, 2014. food was good and the restrauant was very busy. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. For dinner I had the "Parrillada de Mariscos" which is an assorted seafood dish. It was very spicy, salty and dry to taste. This is the first time I have had this dish so I do not have anything to compare it with. My wife had the, "Lomo Saltado." She said the sause was perfect and the meat was good. One last thing. I thought the menu was hard to read (at least for me) because the print was small and it was covered in a plastic cover. Had to use the light on my IPhone to read it. I recommend reservations if you go. The Fusion seems to be an up and coming resturant in San Mateo. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious but noisy
    Ginger
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Enjoyed all of our selections, all quite delicious. Ceviche was meaty, generous portion. My date ordered the Parrillada plate, the flavors across the board were excellent. The anticuchos were perfectly prepared & cooked, fantastic! Only the salad lacked any interest. Arroz con Mariscos (Paella)was perfect! Nice texture, lots of tasty seafood, fish melted like butter in my mouth. We finished with El Limeno, suggested by our waiter and a very nice finish. All of this would have been even more enjoyable if the space lived up to the food. Not very romantic and the addition of even just one other table made it loud. I'd hate to see the dining room full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food without the crowds
    Surprise
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great proportions, and very tasty...to some their food may be a little salty. Overall, a nice neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Surprise Off the Beaten Path
    2wheelgal
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We dined at Fusion Peruvian Grill on a Sunday evening, so it was pretty quiet. It looks like a hole in the wall, but keep walking! You have the chance to view the delicious meals as they are being prepared on your way to the dining room. The appetizer sampler was delicious. A nice mix of flavors, mild and slightly spicy. My husband and I split a seafood dish that had a variety of shellfish over a pan fried red snapper in a red sauce. It was flavorful and hearty. They split the dish for us in the kitchen so we did not have to serve from one plate to another. We are new to Peruvian food. The staff was friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to returning and trying some of their other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Awesome authentic Peruvian food. Had the marisco seafood stew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was quiet Sunday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    It was quiet Sunday evening so a crowd wasn't expected, friendly staff, good recommendations, good flavor!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the only problem with this
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    the only problem with this place is that mothers let their little children walk over to our table while we are eating. Maybe the restaurant could discourage this??
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    fanofFPG
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. Parking is a problem on B Street but worth the challenge of circling the area until you find a spot. The lamb shank and paella-type dishes are heavenly. We've been there for both lunch & dinner and enjoyed each time. Owner Pedro and his staff go out of their way to make this a friendly, neighborhood gem with excellent food and reasonable prices. Each new couple we introduce to this restaurant go back on their own and rave about it to their friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find in San Mateo
    SouthcityCAVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    From East 3rd Ave drive on B Street until you see Carniceria Mi Rancho. Next to this on the right, is the small front of Fusion Peruvian Grill. Bar in front, with dining room in back. A "must " on your visit includes a carafe of red sangria (best I've had, so delicious and fruity), Fusion Sampler (gives you a taste of several wonderful bites), 1/2 Pollo a la Brasa (our sides were plantains and rice), and Mil Hojas (1,000 sheets cake with vanilla ice cream) for dessert! You will not leave disappointed! Being off the beaten path allows for smaller crowds, and lots of free street parking. But does not sacrifice a wonderful dining experience! Service is good, and they'll gladly answer any questions you have regarding the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BDay lunch on saturday october
    Mario
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The food vas very good this is a place that we like to go often any time its good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.