Review: Astaria

Update: Astaria has relaunched as Three Restaurant.

Atmosphere: 4/5   ♦   Service: 4/5   ♦   Food Quality: 4/5   ♦   Value: 3/5
Times Visited:  One   ♦   Will I Return?:  Heck yes
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AstariaIt’s rare that I would go to (what I would consider) a fancy restaurant because, a) I’m too cheap, and, b) I’m not a food snob (ex: Ono Hawaiian Barbecue makes me giddy). That said, I decided to hit up Astaria in San Mateo as a place to review on my Examiner.com page. Astaria isn’t uber fancy (some dudes were wearing t-shirts) but it is home to fancy menus, dishes designed by an actual “chef”, and $25 dinner plates…. 

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Review: Pancho Villa

Atmosphere: 3/5   ♦   Service: 4/5   ♦   Food Quality: 3/5   ♦   Value: 3/5
Times Visited:  One   ♦   Will I Return?:  Sure
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Pancho VillaPancho Villa is a Taqueria on B Street in San Mateo that I reviewed for my Examiner.com webpage. I’m not sure if any of my b&c readers have been following my Examiner page, but Pancho’s was so good that I think it should cross over.

Plus, then I can just point you to something I’ve already written instead of write something new.  Lazy?  Maybe.  It’s been a busy week, what do you want from me?… 

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Review: Las Americas Peruvian Restaurant

Atmosphere: 3/5   ♦   Service: 3/5   ♦   Food Quality: 4/5   ♦   Value: 3/5
Times Visited:  Once   ♦   Will I Return?:  I’d love to
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Las Americas Peruvian RestaurantPeruvian food?  Well, ok.  Is it sort of like Mexican food?  No, not at all.

There’s apparently not one but two Peruvian restaurants on the same downtown block of B Street in San Mateo, and we chose Las Americas to try out the cuisine a few nights ago.  It was awesome!  The restaurant was cute, though nothing super fancy, the menu was extensive, and the food was great!

In related news, this restaurant is the subject of my very first post on Examiner.com!!  I signed up and was accepted to be this site’s San Mateo Restaurant Examiner.  They didn’t have one for Hayward, surprise.  Anyway, I’ll be writing up San Mateo restaurant reviews and news stories as much as possible, while still keeping up with B&C, whew!!  My review on Examiner.com is shown below (I own the rights to my own articles, w00t!!), or click to see for yourself.  Check out my bio and photo and subscribe to my page if you like it.  Thanks for reading!… 

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