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Avenida, San Mateo, CA

Avenida

4.6
4.6
257 Reviews
$31 to $50
Filipino
  • Good for groups
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
Avenida Modern Filipino Restaurant and Bar was inspired by the dynamic lifestyle of Avenida Rizal, one of the main thoroughfares in the Old Manila during the pre and post World War II era. It was named after the Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal.

For decades, Avenida Rizal was a melting pot as well as the mecca for entertainment and dining in the Philippines.

Being the center of Old Manila’s social life, Avenida Rizal was also famous for its Art Deco as well as its theaters and opera house where performing arts lovers came to watch zarzuelas, vaudeville acts and stage plays. The theaters were designed by very well respected architects who were later honored as National Artists.

Avenida Restaurant would like to pay homage to the glory days of the Old Manila.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Filipino, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 781-3641
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Bring the food home in our Party Trays! We serve take-out options to feed your family events. Please contact restaurant for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We host private events and large gatherings. Up to 32 pax in our mezzanine. Please email the DATE, TIME, and NUMBER OF GUESTS to events@avenidasanmateo.com
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Cross street
    Ellsworth Ave
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Kid-friendly

257 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid, elevated Filipino cuisine that won’t disappoint! Good portion sizes but a tad pricey. On average, each dish is about $20-$25. Be sure to order family style so you can try more of the dishes. Go for happy hour because all of the drinks are included and there is a good variety of food on the HH menu as well. I enjoyed my meal and will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and good service. The crispy pata is always our favorite. I wish there was more sizzle to their sizzling pork sisig when it got to our table. The ube panna cotta was just okay.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Big, delicious portions and a fun ambiance . Would go again

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  4. MeJuStMeAsMe

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu, delicious food, great service . Highly recommend

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  5. Grubber

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Father’s Day

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  6. Michelle

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Filipino food! I would dine there again with my family.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my 5th time back and I still enjoy dining here. Highly recommend making a reservation if dining in otherwise you can wait for 20-45 mins ;or you can order ahead for pick up/take out.We enjoy dining in and the staff were friendly and accommodating during each individual visit. The food is delicious and comes out fairly quickly (I like to enjoy a beverage or two while waiting).

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and ambiance was great but the service could definitely be better. Everyone seemed pretty lax on providing service and our main waiter clearly did not care about his job whatsoever. We had to flag him down a couple of times to get our order and his energy wasn't positive.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lumpia was $24.00 but was half full served on the plate and salty. The fried chicken was good but salty. The service was excellent. Food price is expensive to servings.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was meh, coming from a Filipino from the main island this food is subpar. I completely understand that Avenida is not marketing to homeland Filipinos which is fine. The service by the latina waitresses were amazing!! The Mexican selection was good. I expected the menu presentation to be better than a laminated piece of paper similar to a Chinatown alley hole in a wall. I wish them luck in their business.

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FAQs

Avenida offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 781-3641.

Avenida is rated 4.6 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Avenida

201 E 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ellsworth Ave
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Filipino, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 781-3641
  • Catering
    Bring the food home in our Party Trays! We serve take-out options to feed your family events. Please contact restaurant for details.
  • Private party facilities
    We host private events and large gatherings. Up to 32 pax in our mezzanine. Please email the DATE, TIME, and NUMBER OF GUESTS to events@avenidasanmateo.com
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