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Authentic. Innovative.

An award-winning dining destination, Downtown San Mateo is a walkable urban neighborhood in the heart of the Peninsula. In Downtown San Mateo, start-ups hum in historic buildings, new arrivals mingle with long-time locals, and art and color dot the streets. You can find new culinary adventures around every corner, and run all your errands in just a few blocks. With a diverse business mix and a thriving restaurant scene, there’s a lot to discover.

Downtown San Mateo is at the crossroads of the Peninsula, located midway between San Francisco and Palo Alto, and convenient to Caltrain, SFO airport and the San Mateo Bridge.

We look forward to seeing you!

LIght Bulb at Golden Moon

Downtown San Mateo is a diverse and thriving neighborhood in the heart of the Peninsula.


From street food snacks to Michelin-starred dining, you’ll find it in Downtown San Mateo! See Restaurant Guide.

Edmond's Plaza Florist

Downtown San Mateo is a true crossroads community and an ideal location for businesses of all kinds.