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260 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-726-8000
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Ranked #24 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We believe that reasonably priced "American Comfort Food" is a rapidly disappearing culinary cuisine in the Bay Area. We decided that we would not let that vanish. Providing a fine balance of basic tasty foods and exquisite culinary delights where comfort and creativity collide, we proudly present El Granada with our latest venture- Flavor. What is California Comfort Food? Simply put, it is an attempt to take some of the classic and not so classic comfort dishes and have our wonderful chefs add some sort of twist to them. We will always try to provide the freshest ingredients and attempt to use local and organic ingredients when possible. Devin / Francisco
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San Jose, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is about location, location, location. We liked the old Flavor -across the road- for several years. This new place will take some getting used to -like which menu you can use. We liked the romantic dreamy fire pit service. Why be inside when you can be outside at the ocean? The snacks we had were prepared well and we... More

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Folsom, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had a large salad with thinly sliced duck. It was just what I needed for lunch. My husband had the chicken pot pie. They have nice views of the water and comfy big seats. The service was friendly and kind. The portions were large. I would eat there again, but would prefer to explore other options first just to... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been coming to Flavor for years and find the new location in the harbor to be too big. The way they have the menu split between the floors imposes restrictions on what you can order depending on where you are sitting. This used to be a nice comfortable neighborhood spot where we could always get a table and where... More

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Saratoga, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

They advertise American Comfort food- which i guess is high in carbs and burgers. I was moderately comforted by mac and cheese had some noodly conglomeration called maverick which look like it had everything except bug-eyed-monsters, and doritos in it. It has a very pleasant second floor venue but the food was middle of the road and choices limited to... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent the day going from beach to beach with three kids and many adults. We had worked up quite the appetite! Honestly we normally head to the brewery as we like their food and libations, but they were busy and we were not up to the crowds. Looking at Flavor and our ragged crew of eight we were concerned... More

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Westlake Village, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate here for dinner after having made a reservation. We waited for about 8 minutes, sitting on the bench on their lower level. We were then led upstairs to our table with a nice view of the harbor. The building is open and spacious and although a bit loud, we were able to have a conversation without a problem.... More

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Nevada City, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

An unexpected surprise! 2 of us at dinner/ best fish and chips EVER- using halibut:). Fresh off-the-boat salmon. Well prepared all....nice wine list to boot. Would definately return.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were 4 adults and 2 children, very well recieved and taken care of by the nice staff. Great food, good wine list. Enjoyed this evening a lot!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Really lovely food, the British beer was rather strange but other choices available! Went with a mixed party of ages and were good with everyone. Disappointed not to be able to fit in a dessert. Far less expensive than looks from the outside.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We didn't know what California comfort food was, but enjoyed it very much once we got there. I had salmon with a strawberry sauce and lots of vegetables on the side. Absolutely fabulous. The steaks and burgers others had looked good, but I liked my choice the best! We sat upstairs and had excellent service.

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