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Mexican or Chinese by SF Airport

Misha Feb 15, 2010 09:51 AM

A friend and I are going to be dropped off on a Thursday night at our airport hotel before our flight back to Philly the next morning. Can anyone suggest a good Mexican place? Or Chinese? If not, what other suggestions do you have. Would prefer a more laid back/casual place.

And thanks!

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    ML8000 RE: Misha Feb 15, 2010 11:59 AM

    In San Mateo on 3rd Ave there's 5-6 taquerias, La Cumbre, Tres Amigos, Taqueria Las Cazuelas, Los Primos Taqueria and Pancho Villa. All are very casual since they're taquerias.

    Look at this, anything on B Street is in downtown San Mateo.


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      Ruth Lafler RE: ML8000 Feb 15, 2010 01:25 PM

      San Mateo is a little far from the airport for a car-less trip for dinner. As people have noted below, there are several good Chinese restaurants in Millbrae: Asian Pearl, the Kitchen and Zen Peninsula, etc. In South San Francisco there are a couple of decent Mexican places. La Morena and La Perla are worth checking out.

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        ML8000 RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 15, 2010 02:35 PM

        I guess it depends on where the hotel is and how the ride works, etc. If it's only public transportation I'd go to the Millbrae BART station and walk the 15 minutes to Shanghai Dumpling Shop and order a bunch of XLBs.

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          ML8000 RE: ML8000 Feb 15, 2010 02:36 PM

          This link thing isn't work so great.

    2. Robert Lauriston RE: Misha Feb 15, 2010 12:14 PM

      You say dropped off--are you looking for walking distance? If so, which hotel?

      Hung To is just four miles from SFO but you'd need a car.

      Hung To Seafood
      221 S Spruce Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

      1. foodwinemaven RE: Misha Feb 15, 2010 12:39 PM

        We like Fook Yuen, though we usually go for dim sum and haven't tried it for dinner. It's probably a short cab ride away.

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          wolfe RE: foodwinemaven Feb 15, 2010 01:13 PM

          Have you been lately?

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            Misha RE: wolfe Feb 15, 2010 02:49 PM

            Our hotel, a Best Western, I think, is on Grosevnor's Blvd (sp?). And yes. No car but willing to cab it within reason.

        2. PeterL RE: Misha Feb 15, 2010 02:53 PM

          Are you going to have dinner before being dropped off? Otherwise you want walking distance to your hotel? If so which hotel?

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            guavagirl RE: Misha Feb 15, 2010 05:57 PM

            Hong Kong Flower Lounge is right off of Millbrae Ave...there's a bunch of places in Millbrae that are good pre SFO

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              Produce Addict RE: guavagirl Feb 16, 2010 08:52 AM

              I have a similar inquiry but we'll have a car. For dinner (not dim sum) any recs between the multiple chinese places mentioned, --Asian Pearl, the Kitchen, Zen Peninsula, HKFL, Hung To or Koi Palace?

              Or are any of the mexican places really stand outs?

            2. myst RE: Misha Feb 16, 2010 09:34 AM

              There are also a number of filipino places in the area if you wanted to try another cuisine. Kuya's and Ihaw Ihaw are both nearby in San Bruno.

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