Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria | Sunny Sushi | Cleo’s Brazilian Steakhouse | Fat Wong’s Kitchen | Patio Filipino

Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria: Food That Makes You Feel Like You're South of the Border

If you're in the mood for Mexican fare, head to Don Pico's Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria. Here you'll not only enjoy a taste of Mexico, but you also might feel like you've been transported south of the border thanks to the traditional fare and festive atmosphere.

Dine on classic Mexican dishes in a dining room that features fun touches like sombreros. Masterpieces by artists such as Roberto Leroy Smith hang on the walls alongside trophy fish from Bing Crosby's private collection. Don't forget to check out the mahogany bar—it dates back to 1925. Given the setting, you might even forget that Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria is located just a short distance from Avalon San Bruno.

Chances are, though, that you came here mainly for the food. In that case, dig right in with the ceviche triple sampler, the walnut-crusted basa, or the saffron basa and shrimp. Seafood is the specialty, so you can expect those dishes to be particularly well-prepared.

Don Pico’s Mexican Bistro and Cevicheria
461 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 589-1163

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Plan Dinner at Sunny Sushi, Just a Short Distance From Avalon San Bruno

Once a month, you go out for sushi with your friends. This time, it's your turn to pick the place. If you're unfamiliar with the eateries in the area, you might have a hard time making plans. Here's a suggestion: plan on having dinner at Sunny Sushi, where the rolls are carefully crafted and reasonably priced, according to guests. Sashimi and bento boxes are also on the menu.

Sunny Sushi, which is located just a short distance from Avalon San Bruno, really packs the rolls. Customers says that they are particularly filling, and in some cases, one roll is satisfying enough. If you're looking for recommendations from regulars, they'd suggest the Lion King roll, ebi honey walnut roll, the shrimp or vegetable tempura, chicken teriyaki, or the soft shell crab. Customers can offer another tip: the spicy food here is a bit on the mild side, so don't hesitate to try the hotter dishes.

Sunny Sushi
851 Cherry Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 873-8518

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Cleo’s Brazilian Steakhouse Near Avalon San Bruno: As Much Bacon-Wrapped Chicken and Brisket as You Can Eat

Gauchos, Brazil's version of the cowboy, float throughout the dining room at Cleo's Brazilian Steakhouse. They eat carry a massive spit loaded with beef, chicken, lamb, pork, or sausage. Customers hold up either side of a card to signal that they'd like the gaucho to stop by and slice off a hunk of the meat—the green side means go and red means stop.

Most customers highly recommend the sirloin, but bacon-wrapped chicken, tri-tip, and brisket also come with glowing reviews. The churrascuria style of dining means you can eat as much meat as you like, but you should also take advantage of the salad bar and buffet for a well-rounded meal. Patrons recommend Cleo's Brazilian Steakhouse for a date night due to its elegant, upscale ambience. It's located just a short trip away from Avalon San Bruno, so it makes for an easy outing.

Cleo’s Brazilian Steakhouse
446 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 615-9120

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Enjoy Hong Kong Style Comfort Food at Fat Wong’s Kitchen, a Quick Trip From Avalon San Bruno

For true Hong Kong-style comfort food, head to Fat Wong's Kitchen in San Bruno. Not far from Avalon San Bruno, Fat Wong's offers delicious plates in a modern and casual setting. While the dining room is modest, the atmosphere is friendly and casual, making Fat Wong's Kitchen the perfect stop for a low-key lunch or dinner. The restaurant is open later than many restaurants in the area, making it a great choice for late-night dining as well.

Customers recommend trying the shrimp wonton soup, with a light broth that perfectly contrasts the salty flavor of the enormous wonton dumplings. The ja leung — fried dough wrapped in a long, thin rice noodle, served in soy sauce — also comes highly recommended. Parties of four or more aren't seated until everyone arrives, so set a time beforehand. Also, be sure to stop at an ATM before heading to Fat Wong's Kitchen, as this restaurant is cash only.

Fat Wong’s Kitchen
1780 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 872-6682

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Enjoy Authentic Cuisine near Avalon San Bruno at Patio Filipino

Just a short trip from Avalon San Bruno, Patio Filipino serves authentic cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere.

Even if you've never had Filipino fare before, though, you're still welcome to try some at Patio Filipino. Some of customers' favorite items to order are the Patio appetizer sampler, which allows you to try a little bit of everything, as well as the crispy pata, the kare-kare, and the beef bulalo. However, vegetarians also have plenty of options at Patio Filipino, so all types of eaters can enjoy a visit to this San Bruno eatery. Just make sure you save some room for the popular buko con seta dessert.

Check out Patio Filipino's website to find out more about this San Bruno restaurant!

Patio Filipino
1770 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 872-9888

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