I found Fusion while exploring
I found Fusion while exploring San Mateo restaurants on Open Table. I was looking for a new place to have lunch with a friend. It had excellent reviews and our lunch experience did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and helpful in explaining the menu as neither my friend nor I had experience with Peruvian food. The bread and dips that we had before our orders arrived were delicious and our orders were, too. If you dine here, you will have an excellent meal in a friendly neighborhood restaurant. Both my friend and I plan to return.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food - astonishingly
Excellent food - astonishingly so, considering the very reasonable prices. Three of us had ceviche and several different main dishes, all with lots of seafood. Then we tried lucumba ice cream whhich was, as advertised, a lot like butterscotch, and a custard desert that I can't remember the name of - like flan. Everything we had was great and the service was very friendly. This isn't a fancy up-scale place; more a comfortable neighborhood gem.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The modest appearance of the building and neighborhood belie the excellent quality of the food and service at Fusion Peruvian Grill. Our waiter was attentive and helpful in suggesting dishes, and the menu full of interesting items. The Tacu Tacu con Lomo was a standout, and the mixed calamari appetizer was also very good with the spicy dipping sauces provided. On top of everything, the prices are very reasonable. This one is a keeper.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was EXCELLENT!! Extremeley
The food was EXCELLENT!! Extremeley favorful. Served quickly. HOwever, 2 issues arose. Dishes were cleared from two of guests, while one guest was still eating main course. Makes it very uncomfortable for guest still eating if plates are cleared away. Etiquette is to not remove plates until ALL guests have finished the meal. Second 1 of our guests was still eating her meal and the check was brought. Very rude !! Again - not supposed to happen.We were not asked if any desert was wanted either.We will go back, because the food is so very tasty, well put together, nicely presented, and tasted great!! We have recommended the restaurant to many friends. I just hope there will be improvement in proper table clearing/bill etiquette.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic, delicious Peruvian food
It was my husband birthday and there were group of 6.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere , our waitress was
Friendly, patient and professional young girl.
Owner was very nice and caring person,
We really had great experience and definitely we will go there again.
Food was awesome.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We know nothing about Peruvian food but everything we ordered was delicious. We had the ceviche, chicken, steak and a seafood fried rice. All well prepared and a nice portion size.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peruvian Grill in San Mateo
This "B" Street restaurant is a good way to sample Peruvian style food and beers. The waiter explained the dishes and their contents and was very professional and friendly. The menu also contains a word list of Peruvian terms for the items on the menu. The room itself is windowless, but has its own charm, much like restaurants in South American Andes. Food is cooked to taste, filling and delicious. It is truly a "grill" oriented cuisine. The five of us enjoyed the meal, the beer, and the experience.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoy the food and the service
I enjoy the food and the service staff, they are very friendly. I think they lack in personnel which prolongs the turnaround service, the entire restaurant was full and the had one guy taking orders, one girl at the counter and one cleaning the tables. The food is on point, i enjoy their sampler plate, ceviche, and lomo saltado. I've also tried their papa rellena and the noodle dish. All seasoned the way i like it and not over bearing. I recommend the food.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was pretty good, the service was great. They take your order on an ipad and send it directly to the kitchen. While some of the dishes are a bit on the pricy side, the rest is very reasonable for what you are given. $14 for half a rotisserie chicken with two side dishes (salad, beans, french fries, boiled sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries). Overall it is a great hidden gem not too far from downtown san mateo.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to this restaurant twice and so far it doesn't disappoint. We ordered two different ceviche's to share, one was grilled and the other was uncooked. Both were really good but I personally preferred grilled. When I first came I shared the rib eye steak with eggs, fries, and fried plantains with my partner. This second time around we were celebrating my boyfriend's dad's birthday and most of us ordered our own plates. For drinks, some of us had a sangria, corn drink, and beer. We also had dessert. One was with quinoa which was a pudding. I thought this one was good but very sweet. The other dessert we had was the short bread cookies with ice cream and I enjoyed that one very much. Definitely a must try restaurant.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Peruvian Food
Having spent a few weeks in Peru we often crave Peruvian food and of course Pisco Sours. We tried this place for the first time last Sunday and it satisfied our craving. The food and drinks were excellent! It was as if we were back in Cusco eating dinner along side the Plaza de Armas. The wait staff was very friendly but a little understaffed. The food was worth the wait!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING & UNASSUMING!
FUSION PERUVIAN GRILL was surprisingly EXCELLENT to my friends and myself! Thanks for the recommendation, OpenTable! Awesome choice!
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8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
While looking at restaurants in the San Mateo area, this one popped up. The food was very good and the service was too. Great little place if you're looking for something close to home and reasonably priced.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inside this little restaurant front is a pretty sizable dining room. We ordered the Bistek and the Causa appetizer as well as the Paella, and they were all so good. The plates were hearty portions, and very tasty. The only negative was the red sangria we ordered which was too sugary, and the fruit we found looked like it was fruit cocktail from a can. That was disappointing. Overall, it was a great dinner with attentive service.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in San Mateo. My only complaint was the table cloths. Use real cloths it feels better. Otherwise my co-workers and I loved the food.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ah.. the flavors
The food at Fusion is bursting with the flavors of Peru. We had a large group of 8 and every dish was excellent and beautifully presented. The lamb shank entree received high praise for flavor and tenderness. Other praises went to the chimichurri filet and the seafood with rice (paella). Service was friendly and efficient- we will be back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Peruvian food!
I had never eaten Peruvian food before, but my boyfriend and I decided to give this place a try. It is not in a very obvious or busy location, and seems like nothing from the outside. But when you enter you head back towards a larger dining room, with colorful paintings and Peruvian music playing. Our server was quick and friendly, and gave us food recommendations. Our dinner came out promptly and was delicious!! I was super impressed, and we gobbled up everything. The portions are a hearty size, and they bring out bread with 3 different dipping sauces. You have to try the Pisco sour which the drink of Peru. So tasty! I would definitely come back here again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
BDay lunch on saturday october
The food vas very good this is a place that we like to go often any time its good
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Find in San Mateo
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.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM