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General info and statistics around the San Carlos dining scene

Which Cuisine Reigns Supreme?

Which Cuisine Reigns Supreme?

About ten years ago, it seemed like San Carlos was the center of the world for eating falafel — I remember once counting seven different places to get the fried chick pea delight. As the restaurant scene has changed, San Carlans have periodically commented on an overabundance of a particular type of cuisine — at time it’s been Italian, Japanese, or Mexican. So, we wanted to take a look at the distribution of cuisines today. MAJOR CAVEAT — it can…

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Are there really that many?

Are there really that many?

It has certainly felt like there has been an explosion of restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries in San Carlos over the last decade or so. Is there a way to tell if San Carlos indeed has an oversized share of eating and drinking establishments? Although it is hard to get accurate data (and every place may count certain businesses differently), we can do some general comparisons based on our list of San Carlos eating and drinking spots. According to Statista,…

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Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

It would not surprise any San Carlan that a plurality (but not a majority) of San Carlos establishments (as per our definition) are located on Laurel Street, which has become the clear center of social and culinary activity in the town. A local may also argue this number of 57 is actually undercounted since two Laurel Street places actually have official addresses on San Carlos Avenue (Blue Line Pizza and Starbucks) — with those added, the Laurel Street share would…

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