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Top 50 places to eat in the Peninsula for 2021



Ready to explore the Peninsula food scene? From Daly City to Mountain View, our data scientists collected this list of the Top 50 places to eat in the Peninsula for 2021. You’ll find eateries you might know and love, along with some hot and new restaurants who were brave enough to open during the pandemic. No matter where you decide to go, planning this summer’s local food adventures just got a whole lot easier!  

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1) Mazra – San Bruno

2) Hidden Spot – South San Francisco 

3) Curry Hyuga – Burlingame

4) Fambrini’s Cafe – Palo Alto

5) Falafelle – Belmont

6) Zadna Bowl – Palo Alto

7) Gourmet Gyros & Kebabs – Redwood City

8) Zadna – Redwood City

9) V&V Delicious Crepes – San Carlos

10) Gigi’s Cafe – Burlingame

11) Falafio Mediterranean Cuisine – Millbrae

12) La Stanza Cucina Italiana – Menlo Park

13) Green Leaf Bistro – San Mateo

14) Suavecito Birria & Tacos – San Mateo

15) Saucebelly – Belmont 

16) Tuna Kahuna – Burlingame

17) Fire Pot – South San Francisco

18) Eats Meets West Bowls – Belmont 

19) Ocean View Cafe – Montara 

20) Sushi Shin – Redwood City

21) Brisbane Lunch Truck – Brisbane

22) La Cocina de la Abuela – Redwood City

23) Mykonos Meze – Burlingame

24) Breakwater Barbecue – El Granada

25) Falafel and Things – Redwood City

26) Vesta – Redwood City

27) Cuban Kitchen – San Mateo

28) Ramen Nagi – Palo Alto

29) Sushi Yoshizumi – San Mateo

30) Ichika Sushi House – Brisbane

31) Cocina Milonga – South San Francisco 

32) Vespucci Ristorante Italiano – San Mateo

33) Divino Ristorante – Belmont 

34) Love Burn – South San Francisco

35) Isarn Garden Thai Cuisine – San Carlos

36) San Benito Deli – Half Moon Bay

37) Redeye Grill – Pacifica 

38) Pausa Bar & Cookery – San Mateo

39) Kabul Afghan Cuisine – San Carlos

40) New England Lobster Market & Eatery – Burlingame

41) The Pho Cabin – Los Altos 

42) Top Pot – Pacifica 

43) Ettan – Palo Alto

44) Foreigner – San Mateo

45) Capelo’s Barbecue – Redwood City

46) Cuco’s Burritos – Redwood City

47) State Of Mind Slice House – Palo Alto

48) Protégé – Palo Alto

49) Rise Woodfire – San Mateo

50) Telefèric Barcelona – Palo Alto

Methodology: This is a list of the best restaurants in the Peninsula area according to Yelp from January 2020 through April 2021. We identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories,  then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 1, 2020 and April 27, 2021. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of April 27, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of April 27, 2021.