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About Pacific Catch San Mateo

A West Coast Fish House Defining the Tastes of the Pacific.

243 South B Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Hawaiian, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday
11:00am-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00am-10:30pm

Cross Street:
3rd Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 389-2482

Website:
http://www.pacificcatch.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour

Executive Chef:
David Gingrass

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Our San Mateo location offers a variety of beautiful, intimate, spaces and amenities for both celebrations and meetings.

Pacific Catch San Mateo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
Good for Groups (21)
Healthy (18)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Quick Bite (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (6)
Authentic (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Made a reservation on line. They were ready for us when we came. Got a great table by the window. Started with a flavorful Mai Tai. My friend had the salmon, which she loved. I had the tacos which were stuffed and very tasty. Our server Vinny was excellent. Both attentive and pleasant. It was a good time and we will definitely stop in again before an evening movie.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent evening with family – group of five. Definitely recommend making reservations. I requested table in less noisy section. And, they did not disappoint. Fabulous front corner booth – ample room for five of us . Delicious appetizers, and entrées. Obviously, heavy emphasis on fish. However, my mom loves their pork ribs salad bowl. Fun place for groups or a date. Wide variety of menu options. Can't wait to go back! Overall, service was good too. Only criticism, was that our appetizers came out before our bottle of wine was served. Though, it did come shortly after. Take advantage of their half-price Tuesday night wine by the bottle.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Alex the manager went above and beyond and made sure my reservations request was seen through. Alex had a nice spot reserved for my special occasion. Furthermore the hostess and waitress were awesome. Thank you so much for such another great wonderful experience.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Pacific Catch has never disappointed. Try the fish tacos!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We ordered 10 appetizers for dinner for the 5 of us. They were all delicious, except for the salmon pokie, which seemed old. However, the waitress noticed we didn't eat it and inquired. She would up taking it off our bill, even though I told her it wasn't necessary.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Absolutely love this place. They have excellent pokes and sushi as well. But there are all kinds of other options for those who don't prefer seafood.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Dinner and a movie!
Nice!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I am not over-impressed with PC. The food is ok, but nothing to make me want to come back.

On the evening we were there, our server was a bit ditzy (I kept saying a GLASS of sparkling wine; first he comes with a bottle of NOMAL wine -? - and opens it even though I asked if it was sparkling. Then he comes back with a BOTTLE of sparkling wine. And I had to tell him again it was just 1 glass). But he was quite sweet making sure my niece got her birthday dessert with candle.

Also it was pretty hot out, and it seemed like the a/c was not up to the task.

Probably wouldn't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

the Pacific Catch Mai Tai is the bomb! like drinking liquid gold! Sweet and delicious.
We shared appetizers and all were really good, my favorite was the Korean Ribs , cooked to perfection and sticky! Hubs really enjoyed a new appetizer, salmon dip. It was very very nice, and you spread it on Endive or Chips. creamy, smooth with hunks of salmon! We also had a shrimp avocado roll, it was perfect

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our return to Pacific Catch was typically fantastic! Very good and creative Asian fusion cuisine, great drinks and superb service! We will be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Pacific Catch is rapidly turning into my FAVORITE restaurant. I have been there 4 times now and every experience is awesome. The food is so good. I have never had a dish I didn't like. The staff is really helpful and they are quick. Great place to go if you are going to see a movie and you don't have much time. The drink menu is great too. They always have great food specials (which I always try and love them all) Excellent sushi rolls, excellent rice bowls! If you haven't been here, you are missing out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great food, great location, fresh seafood. Drinks were really good. Service excellent! Manager Came over a couple times too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Quick Bite, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Thanks for the great service, Amanda. Made our gatherine with friend at Pacific Catch an enjoyable .

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We went here on a weeknight with 8 people. It was easy to get in last minute. I had a plate that the waiter recommended but the fish was overcooked. The sushi rolls seemed to be the most popular. Not my favorite place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Service is a bit hit or miss here. Been here for lunch and service was stellar but tonight it was definitely lack luster. Food was good though. We also made our reservation thru Open Table, noted it as a birthday dinner for a party of 8 but there was no birthday acknowledgement whatsoever. But I can't expect every restaurant to have something to offer for a birthday party so didn't dock any points for that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great service and very accommodating! My friend has a celantro allergy and the server made sure none was in her lunch!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I have been to Pacific Catch many times - this location and others - and I'm always happy. Great food, reasonable prices, and always really good service. It seems harder these days to find consistently good service, but Pacific Catch delivers.

I really like their rice bowls - wasabi bowl and teriyaki bowl are my favorite. My daughter is 5 and she always orders the kids salmon bowl with rice and broccoli. They are known for their seeet potato fries, but they really aren't my thing. My wife loves them though.

Great job Pacific Catch - keep it up.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Pacific Catch offers an extensive menu of delicious meal options. The service is reliable and the ambiance is fresh. I brought family here for a casual meal and it worked out really well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food always taste fresh & light. Great flavors & nice presentation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic food, service and ambiance - a San Mateo favorite for getting fresh fish!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Pacific Catch consistently has excellent food and drink. We usually get put in the back room, where they seem to put old people and families with young children, kind of like that fraternity scene in Animal House. Nonetheless, the food is excellent--we usually get the salmon sandwich and the 2 taco platter with the chicken and steak taco (I'm not a fish eater) and they've never let us down. It is particularly convenient if you are going to the movie theater, which is steps away.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Really good food and a fun menu. The service was good and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Pacific Catch is a steady, reliable place for dinner. Selection is good and food is consistently tasty. Service can be rushed so we remind them not to bring mains until we have finished our appetizers.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Pacific Catch is consistent. We shared coconut shrimp for an appetizer and then ordered two sushi dishes as our entrees

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers day. We had reservations but still had to wait 15 minutes for a table. The service was very friendly and the food arrived promptly. It was crowded but the noise level was tolerable. Interesting food. We had the tacos which were very good.

Tags: Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother' Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful Mother's Day dinner. Lovely server&

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was really good and the service was great!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and our server was helpful and nice. We love the loco moco crab cake.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Extremely disappointing. The restaurant Mountain View is quite good and we expected the same. This started out poorly they seated us in the bar even though we had reservations and the restaurant was mostly empty. And the experience proceeded to get worse with the food. The food was either greasy, undercooked,or both or poor quality. The California roll was packed full of mayonnaise and pretty gross. Overall a rather nasty experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Fish and chips are highly recommended here but is highly inconsistent. Sometimes you get soggy rubbish and sometimes you get nice and crisp fish. The fish on this occasion was inedible and was returned back to the kitchen. The server gave some strange remarks like he was doing us a huge favour by pleading with the manager to take it off the bill. Service was sparse.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Another wonderful lunch at Pacific Catch. Great fast service and wonderful food.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

the service here is always very nice and attentive, esp since I like to ask a lot of questions about the food and condiments. we had the original poke which was good...also the blistered green beans which I liked too. I ordered the crab cake which didn't have a lot of flavor but the mango rice was worth taking home to go with another meal. the fish tacos are always very good whether you go with fried or grilled fish. sweet potato fries are a tasty treat too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

This place is a great value. You always feel like you're eating a meal that's fresh and well balanced. But... tastes like you'll be spending extra time at the gym to work it off.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Pacific Catch is an "OK" restaurant, but a reasonable choice for groups meeting in San Mateo. The food is just "OK" and the seafood (on a Monday) seemed a little "old"

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Not sure why i keep coming back. Guess subconsciously I really want Pacific Catch to prove me wrong. Its in a great location and the bar area is pretty neat. The menu is a fusion flair of multiple regions. Tried their rice bowls and the poke...both are mediocre. The sushi looks and tastes prepared ahead of time (not upon order) and the tacos are nothing special. Overall the food is blah and the customer service is okay but the ambience and location are pretty good. Wish the chiefs are more pro maybe then the taste and presentation of the food would be a lot better.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Reservation was honored with prompt seating. Friendly and efficient waitstaff.
Business wench went well with out interruptions.
Loved the spicy poky.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great fish menu, prices are very good !!!
Service is a little slow but the food is worth the wait
Make reservations on weekends very busy !!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Your ceviche is amazing! The poke trio was really yummie too.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Great Lunch Place for a Girlfriend's Birthday Party.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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