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Pacific Catch San Mateo

Pacific Catch San Mateo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificcatch.com
  • Phone: (650) 558-1000 x118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Pacific Catch San Mateo
A West Coast Fish House Defining the Tastes of the Pacific.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "because it is just across from the theatre is the only reason to go, but it is very mediocre."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Unlike other reviews - had great friendly service. Very accommodating, helpful and great drinks. Food was a big disappointment. Looked good, priced good for happy hour but not great flavor... Had leftovers and didn't want to take it home. Won't be back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed our "after the movie" early dinner here. We were seated in the back room which is quieter than the front where the bar is. Our server was excellent, answering questions and promptly bringing us appetizers. The food was excellent as well. I ordered the Ahi Tuna Salad and it was was as good as all the other times I've ordered it. Others in our party enjoyed their meals (Fish & Chips and Grilled Salmon Sandwich) too. We'll return."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The menu presented plenty of excellent choices for either a full meal or sandwiches. There were also many starters to choose from. There was no wait for our table and the service was excellent and the food delivered in a very timely manner. The food presentation was unique and very pleasing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Awesome ! great selection of wine/seafood, service can't be beat ! friendly front desk staff, server was perfect..If you haven't been there, you need to go !!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great menu choices. Fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection! Friendly welcoming staff. This Yum Bum gives Pacific Catch a double Yum Yum! I will be back for more."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our first time at the restaurant, our 19th year wedding anniversary, spent with my two kids and the wife. Service was excellent, food was better than expected. A little bit pricey but worth the money for the service, quality of food and the convenience of its location. I would recommend it to all."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is a great local restaurant if you want to be able to sit, relax and enjoy your friends. The wait staff was very accommodating and polite. We were happy to sit and visit without a problem. Food was outstanding. Price was a surprise. We expected to have paid quite a bit more. We loved every bit of our dining experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great place for a good meal, nice atmosphere and good services"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a great lunch at Pacific Catch, the steak taco's are a favorite and the service was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I love this restaurant, it really adds a new dimension to the eats on B Street. The ambience is casual, modern, and sleek. The menu has lots to choose from. And the Mai Tai is killer good!!! Start out with a delicious Mai Tai (I'm from Hawaii, and "no lie, diz iz rite on"!) with Thai coconut shrimp. Then an Poke Trio (select 3 of your favorites, we did original/serrano/macadamia nut), comes with sides. Add sushi of your choice (we did California). You can also order rice bowls, tacos, salads, sandwiches, specials, and fish & chips! Kid's menu, happy hour menu, and dessert menu = the fried dulce de leche "spring roll" is to die for). Next to parking structure, movie theater complex, a block from CalTrain. Happy Hour 4-6pm."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Took my dad and sister here to celebrate my dads 88th birthday. He ordered the salmon on cedar plank with veggie and potatoes and washed it down with a kona beer. I had the fish and chips which was light on the batter but seasoned to perfection. The prices are affordable and the service was spot on"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful, fresh, creative food in an attractive, airy setting."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "So exciting to have a great casual dining venue complete with table service, great food and fun beer and wine list. With so many Asian restaurants in downtown San Mateo (Thai, Japanese, Chinese, etc), it's a nice change of place to have a fish restaurant with some flair! The tacos are my favorite and the steak taco with carmelized onions is the best of the best. Their daily fish entrees as well as their creative sandwiches and salads are tasty too."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Menu was great. Food prices were very reasonable. Extensive menu. Drinks were very generous and we were asked what brand of liquor we wanted."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The poke and sushi were wonderful, but the grilled salmon special was a bit dry--though the chimichurri marinade was delicious. I definitely plan to come back here and stick to the non-grilled fish offerings."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It took 20 mins to seat us even with a Rez. The place was not full at all. There were lots of table empty in the main room. When the hostess finally sat us we were seated at the very back where it was dark and uninviting.its like being placed "in the back of the bus!""
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Pacific Catch is perfectly situated in downtown San Mateo, immediately across from the theatre. I had the Tuna three ways, which was very good. Not remarkable, although the Tuna Poke Serrano was remarkable. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I highly recommend the 4-6 Happy Hour, almost half the price off the regular menu on some of my favorites, coconut shrimp, California roll, calamari, sweet potato fries. You do have to be seated in the bar area. 5 of us went for a 3pm late lunch, so it cost almost twice as much, but still enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The poke was great. The sauce in the rice bowls were just too heavy. Overpowered the food, esp. the Korean BBQ sauce dish. Other than that the food, service were good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "There are many options for many different tastes at Pacific Catch (tacos, rice bowls, grilled fish, fish and chips, etc.). I had two soft tacos, fish and steak. Both were delicious. I would go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "With a very Asian flare, this restaurant is more than a fish and chips spot. The ahi four ways was incredible - with a Japanese influence. It was fresh and tasted bright. My kids loved the fish and chips from the children's menu and my husband had the coconut shrimp, which he enjoyed - but I think I did best. The staff was very friendly. The place was packed and while service was good, I think they were struggling to keep up. I will be back repeatedly!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The calamari appetizer was amazing! Had the combination mani-mani fish taco: traditional which was battered & the Baka which was spiced rubbed & grilled. I liked the Baja style. This was my second visit. I liked the rice bowl menu as well. Great atmosphere & the service was good!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Their menu had everything my boyfriend and I love in life!!! Sushi, Poke, Ceviche, Tacos, Rice Bowls and Sandwiches. I mean, we literally stared at the menu for 20 minutes just figuring out what we were going to order without choosing EVERYTHING. And the taste did not disappoint. All the items we ordered were fresh, delicious and presented beautifully. The pricing wasn't so bad either. We've already recommended it to everyone and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Pacific Catch is right across from the entrance to San Mateo's Downtown theatre. It has many rooms with different ambiances to break up the large space. Staff is friendly and fish is always fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I went to lunch with a couple of colleagues and ordered the "California Roll Salad." It was really amazing how the salad truly tasted like a California roll, though totally deconstructed. All of the ingredients were fresh and tasty. I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The Hawaiian Poke was outstanding! Our server was so helpful in providing us suggestions on our meal based on our pallete. Great place for a fun night out with friends!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I met a friend here for lunch. We were both pleased. The fish tacos were DELICIOUS! We sat on the quiet patio in back, but the interior is beautiful. No one hurried us while we talked. I liked the menu choices. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time here and the service is great. Food is pretty good and my kids loved it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good all around, especially if you miss the islands and want something other than L&L!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always great food at great prices. Spoiled for choice on the menu. Something for everyone."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My Mother and I had lunch here for the first time. From the first greeting to the check, we had excellent service even when the it filled up. We each had the tacos which were so good with an abundance of sides and sauces. And I just can't believe how affordable it was. Great food and great value. We'll definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was my first time for dinner; I'd eaten lunch several times in S.F.. Menu was the same, but, interesting specials. Great rice bowl and fish tacos. Fish and chips were very good as were the fries, just a wee bit too salty. Good time, good dinner, but very noisy."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I am generally skeptical when a restaurant offers different cuisines because they usually do a mediocre job with them all. My experience here was different. Well done, everything looked great. Decor is tasteful. Pricing is sensible. Cloth napkins."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It's a good size restaurant and it sits next door to the Cinema. The crowd inside was large, but clearly mixed with people headed to the movies, others enjoying a birthday celebration, and others just out for a good meal. We looked around and saw a terrific group room and those at the bar were having a great time (some just enjoying a drink, others eating at the bar). We were a party of 4, and we all enjoyed the appetizers, dinners and desserts. We would all recommend Pacific Catch and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were seated in the back room--very quiet, good for conversation. Food was outstanding as usual and very reasonably priced. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were told to sit between two other tables that were already occupied. Tables were a foot away. Will only request for booth if I go back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Good food and good service. Make reservation as it can be busy with waiting times."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary. It was a thursday night which was a great time to go. Not too busy and good service"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I arrived on time for my reservation. My friend was a about 7 minutes late. While I waited for my guest to arrive a server introduced herself (I believe Ashanti) to me and asked if I wanted water which was right on target. Once my friend arrived we waited approximately 20 to 25 minutes before we saw a server. I have over the years frequented various of the Pacific Catch restaurants. After our "new" server took our order I asked what happened to Ashanti -- new server's response was she had to leave. After our order was taken and again after a rather long period of time elapsed I got the server's attention and mentioned we hadn't received the "usual" gold fish crackers. She then brought them. Clearly not good service!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014