We are regulars, so it is hard to make an unbiased assessment. Our most recent visit was diminished by an awkward table in a traffic zone, a noisy group celebrating a birthday at the next table and an ernest but ultimately not very good waiter. We still enjoyed our casual meal, but the experience wasn’t as good as it could have been.
Food remains good. The seared ahi salad is a favorite. For those who don’t like fish, there are good chicken and beef options. It remains one of the best restaurant choices in San Mateo.
What a great family dining venue... the staff is friendly and efficient, plus the food is excellent.
I think the location in the middle of downtown San Mateo is a plus; there is a large garage within 50 yards... pebblekaren
Great tacos! Great service! Nice place for lunch or dinner in San Mateo!
Have been to this restaurant several times and the food presentation & taste have not disappoint. Service could be better.
This is one of my favorite places in San Mateo. Always fresh and light on the palate. Great price point, with great service. Always a winner.
Sweet Lobster Roll!
4 of us had dinner at Pacific Catch and we have eaten there 3 times before and the food was not up to par that explains the 3 star rating.
The food is consistently great . the service was wonderful. They were very efficient and nice
Good menu, delicious, fresh, good healthy options. Their soup is always really good, as are their cocktails. The restaurant has really good sound absorptive materials, so while it is busy and has a good festive vibe, it is also easy for older people to hear. It is a big hit with both my kids and my mother-in-law.
The food at Pacific Catch is always reliably fresh and the service attentive. Happy Hour offers great appetizer bargains.
Loved it. Very fresh fish and nice people
1) Food portions were massive! I wish there was some warning on that, as I would have ordered less had I known.
2) Waitstaff could have been a bit more prompt with some requests, but it was a busy Saturday night. The entrees came out very quickly.
3) Food quality was decent - nothing "gourmet" or "delicate". dishes had a lot of rich flavors and ingredients seemed fresh.
4) Cocktails were really good, much better than I would have anticipated.
Would definitely come back here for a casual occasion.
Enjoyable place to talk and relax.
What happened to this place?
It’s been a while since here, but service used to be good and room nice.
Now its slow waters, cold food served and dirty tables around the room...
The manager Jerry came over the greeted us and thanked us for coming. How often does that happen?? Their food is very good and they always have new and changing specials. This week they featured a salmon & avocado poke that was amazing.
Striped bass was merely OK but the accompanying arugula carried the flavor deliciously. I don;t remember the dish being listed as vegetarian but it was,
Too high priced for mediocre food from chain restaurant. Much better places to eat in San Mateo!
Good food & service.
Wonderful lunch by the fire pit! My pokie bowl was incredible.
Fabulous food in a lovely setting. Very good value for the money. Our only suggestion is that the waitress speak more slowly and clearly. We had a really hard time understanding her.
Asian fusion was meh.
Date with my wife after the movies v
The food, the service, the decor were all excellent. The only reason this did not get an "Outstanding" rating is that it was way too warm inside the restaurant. We asked them to lower the heat, and perhaps they did, but we were still sweating when we left. But we'll definitely be back!
We had a very good dinner with excellent service. I've been to this restaurant several times and I've always left happy. The only downside to this particular location is that there's no place to wait. The restaurant was very crowded and it's impossible to get out of the way of diners coming and going.
The food was great and service attentive! I tried the 'Roasted Cauliflower' which is a free dish and it was delicious! Will have it again next time.
waitress was rude . didn't really care if the bill was right or wrong. it was wrong in the calcutations
Nothing extraordinary, just basic solid food, a typical chain restaurant
The lobster rolls are excellent. The cocktails were disappointing, limited selection and not particularly imaginative. Beer would have been a better choice.
enjoyed lunch at Pacific Catch with family. The food was very good, the ambience was good. Service was alright, the server only returned once after the meals were served. Would have been better had she been more attentive.
We were excited to try this restaurant - food was not good at all.
Ribs were too salty, fish & chips were tasteless.
I would not go back and eat there again.
Fantastic Food & Great Service - have been back many times. Great vegetarian options as well as non-veggie. Seafood is fresh stakes are tender.
I have been here a lot and this time I was let down. The food was prepared long before we got there (e.g., the rice was a congealed blob). I will go back but this was a disappointment.
Love the food. Excellent service! Live this place and always consistently good
We had New Years Eve reservations and we were seated promptly. The drinks were good, the calamari was excellent as was the main course. The evening was quite enjoyable.
For a chain restaurant, Pacific Catch stands out as the food and service is good and it has a nice atmosphere which makes dining there very pleasant.
Salads were great. My husband's coconut prawns dish was delicious.
Took forever to get seated even with a reservation and once we were, the waiter only really came by to take our order and bring the check. The food is not as good as it used to be.
One of my favorite places to eat dinner. This time, the brown rice was under cooked and I had a difficult time chewing. That being said, this was the first time EVER that happened. Our waiter was very good as it relates to food allergies and helping us with wine selection.
Wait staff needs help, either not enough training or hiring practice needs to be evaluated...food was fresh and tasted good.
Ok we gave this place another shot.....glad we did. Food has always been great and unlike my last visit the service was great! There was a mistake made on our order but it was quickly corrected and all was great. My family really enjoyed our dinner and look forward to coming back again. The calamari is amazing!!