1444 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame; (650) 288-1041. PizzeriaDelfina.com/Burlingame
Speaking of Peninsula expansion, Sancho’s Taqueria of Redwood City and Palo Alto has opened a new San Carlos location. The new space on an industrial stretch of El Camino Real features high bar tables, flat screen TVs, fast-casual service and a similar menu to the chain’s other locations. Specialties include Baja-style fish tacos and burritos filled with carnitas. The expansive menu also features ceviches, enchiladas, salads and numerous dinner offerings. Owner Adam Torres is an alum of several noteworthy high-end kitchens including Woodside’s The Village Pub and San Francisco’s Boulevard.
1457 El Camino Real, San Carlos; (650) 591-8226. SanchosTaqueria.com.
San Jose’s popular Vietnamese dessert and drink café, Bambu, has ventured north to San Mateo. The two dozen desserts on the menu are served in smoothie-style plastic cups and are based on coconut milk or flavored jellies. The “Red Bean Combo” combines red beans, taro, pandan jelly and coconut milk, while the “Bo Dam” includes avocado, tapioca pearls, and a combination of jellies. Non-dessert drinks include tropical fruit smoothies, Vietnamese iced coffee, and milk teas. The new café includes picnic-style seating, so you can almost feel like you’re enjoying dessert in the park, rather than commercial downtown.
153 S. B St., San Mateo; (650) 539-3004. BambuSanMateo.com