Downtown San Mateo
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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! 

Edmond's Plaza Florist

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

Whether you’re new to San Mateo, California, or a long time resident, the San Mateo Focus Podcast is the place to learn about local history, good eats, and things to do.


San Mateo Focus is the brainchild of Judy Gordon, longtime San Mateo resident who has worked locally in startup companies and with non-profit organizations. Judy hosts the show and uncovers all of the stories presented in each episode. Peter Radsliff produces the show and occasionally fills in as co-host.


Introducing the San Mateo Focus Podcast
Judy Gordon kicks off her new podcast with hyperlocal stories that will be appreciated by anyone who lives or visits San Mateo on the San Francisco Peninsula. EPISODE 1


Caltrain History & Construction Update
Judy gives a primer on Caltrain’s rich history and provides an update on the construction going on in San Mateo. EPISODE 2