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The 8 Best Lunch Spots In San Carlos

Updated: May 2, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in San Carlos! To bring you only the best Lunch in San Carlos we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Spasso Ristorante & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, San CarlosItalian, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Isarn Garden Thai Cuisine

Thai, San CarlosThaiSan Carlos
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

El Maguey Taqueria

Mexican, $, San CarlosMexican, $San Carlos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Toss

$$, San Carlos$$San Carlos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Refuge

American, $$, San CarlosAmerican, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants


iGuey Taqueria

Mexican, $, San CarlosMexican, $San Carlos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mama Coco

Mexican, San CarlosMexicanSan Carlos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0


Creole, $$, San CarlosCreole, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Thrillist. The restaurants you see have been featured in Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.


Cuisinett, Sirayvah Organic Thai, and Red Hot Chilli Pepper are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in San Carlos.

The highest-rated lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in San Carlos are Pazzo, Seiya Japanese Restaurant and Delizie Cucina & Vino.

The highest-rated restaurants in San Carlos for group lunches are Pazzo, Stamp Bar & Grill, and Kabul Afghan Cuisine.

Pazzo, Stamp Bar & Grill, and Kabul Afghan Cuisine are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in San Carlos.

Delizie Cucina & Vino, Stamp Bar & Grill, and Kabul Afghan Cuisine are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in San Carlos.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your banh mi

    When having banh mi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Muscat de Alexandria, a popular white wine.

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.

  • Mangose with your banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Did you know?

  • The original caesar salad

    The next time you bite into a deliciouscaesar salad remember to thank Mexico who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • National Dim Sum Week in United Kingdom

    June in United Kingdom, people celebrate dim sum and chow down for National Dim Sum Week!

  • A long-held tradition

    If you take a trip to bulgogi, then the well-known, tasty bulgogi should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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