Pacific Catch San Mateo

Pacific Catch San Mateo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificcatch.com/
  • Phone: 6505581000x118
  • 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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Pacific Catch San Mateo reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)great for lunch (78)fit for foodies (78)good for groups (74)kid-friendly (58)vibrant bar scene (55)hot spot (40)special occasion (35)great for brunch (15)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (14)romantic (10)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • very worthwhile
    Kenn
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    this was a great find for a casual , active spot with a diverse menu fit for foodies. i will certainly add to listing for bay area visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary A.
    maryann177
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Ahi Poke was to die for!! Swordfish and Salmon chalkboard specials were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Catch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Staying south of SFO? Staying north of SJC? Time to head over to San Mateo for dinner. Great recommendation is Pacific Catch in San Mateo. Great environment, fit for foodies, good for a a few work colleagues to have a very nice dinner is a lively restaurant. For starters try Poke and for the entre there a lots of options. We had a group five and everyone tried something different. Everyone praised their dinner. This could easily become a favorite. Street parking all around and a few garages nearby so you are good to go. Give Pacific Catch a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Happy Hour
    Flyingdiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have brought many friends and family here for their delicious, bargain 4:00-6:00 happy hour. My favorites from the happy hour menu are sweet potato fries, calamari, coconut prawns, and California roll. They also have a variety of poke dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungry
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Table was ready when we arrived. On-line menu did not match in-house menu at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice and Loud
    Doc1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Chose it because my wife had been there before; food was fresh, so was the hostess: see below.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopping Place!
    LJB17
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I had a great evening dining here to celebrate his birthday. We arrived a little early and had a fun time watching their wonderful bartender, Justin, prepare unique drinks. He advised us on his cocktail selection and further took the time to explain some of the food dishes we were not familiar with. He even brought us a few samples. We were seated on time and enjoyed their unique and reasonably priced food. Our waitress even offered us a complimentary birthday dessert which we took home to enjoy later. We have recommended it to our daughter and will certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi lover eats here
    Lars90274VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I would typically just get sushi down the street at you know who's place , but the poki at Pacific catch is great and I really like the rice bowls and salads here. The added bonus is a great little kids selection of fresh seafood option!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE Pacific Catch!
    SFGirl08
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I can't go there as often as I'd like, but the food there is amazing and super healthy. The one thing a lot of fish places lack is the option of brown rice, but Pacific Catch has it. My favorite thing is the Japanese Wasabi Bowl with the original-style Hawaiian Poke. Get the poke appetizer as well. One serving is plenty for two people, but if you're sharing it with more, you'll likely want to get the mix-and-match. You really can't go wrong with anything at Pacific Catch. Sooooo good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraW
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We all made fresh wild salmon choices- a salad, tacos, and grilled entree- each was delicious and unique- light, fresh and wonderful flavors. Meal was reasonably priced- wine half off on Tuesdays is great- will be back! We sat in the back open air part of the restaurant which is much quieter and we enjoyed being able to talk easily while feeling the fresh air! Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Meeting Spot
    AAH6
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great food and great service for a meeting place to spend a relaxing lunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent
    rungirlsf
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we were meeting friends "halfway". having pacific catch close to where we live, we figured great. and honestly, it's good. it's consistent throughout the different areas. the service at the san mateo one, though, completely outshined the others. and for that, yay! i always get the japanese wasabi bowl with brown rice. and yes, always good. tried some appetizers and they were okay. if you are going for the simple yet good, pacific catch is the place. i always go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food and very good service. The food was fresh and very healthy. Probably one of the best meals of my vacation to California.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cristina
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our first time here with our baby. They must not have read our request (window/booth for our baby) as all the window tables were full, and wouldn't give us a baby seat unless we were sitting in the middle of the busy restaurant. Food was ok... I've had bigger fish pieces (of the Fish and Chips) elsewhere; I'll have to try the tacos, as my husband thought they were pretty good/had a good variety. Overall, seemed like a fun place with a tropical touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • movies and dinner
    lynnieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    because it is just across from the theatre is the only reason to go, but it is very mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful, birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    husband and i went to celebrate his birthday. we had a few beer and enjoyed wonderful apps (calamari, poke), and truly - we had enough to food to end right there. everything was wonderful except one negative: our dinner came out too quickly, like 10 minutes after our apps. so once it arrived, we had to shift modes and hurry up and eat our hot food and leave the apps for take home. our waitress should've held back our order, but - maybe it was may fault for not saying so to her. we love PC, and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To bad- had potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    gigandpat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • abby2dine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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 !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place a new favorite
    MBoogie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been back a couple of times with family and it's always been great. The food and drinks have really been amazing and I recommend this place to everyone. Great selection of fresh foods from Wasabi Poke to fish tacos, you really can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific Catch is a must catch!
    Yumbum
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    pgybabz
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun with Friends
    funwfriends
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good place reasonable prices
    foodeeie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great place for a good meal, nice atmosphere and good services
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch
    FoodieVIP
    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!
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  • Great Food Find on B Street
    SouthcityCAVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!!!
    Lucy7083VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bert
    Bert
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Wonderful, fresh, creative food in an attractive, airy setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A welcome add to dwntwn San Mateo!
    BarbaraFVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    visitingdiners2
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Menu was great. Food prices were very reasonable. Extensive menu. Drinks were very generous and we were asked what brand of liquor we wanted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfriendly hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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!"
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  • Good food, convenient location
    rdegoliaVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai Coconut shrimp, yumm!
    Flyingdiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DOJO
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood
    familyof4
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    meeshthesinger
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.