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Matteo's Public

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
+1 530-265-0782
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a late lunch here, wished we could have had the dinner special that came with brown jasmine rice. The quality of the food was great and seasoned heavily. Loved the garlic fries and the jambalaya was very spicy. The sausage and kraut was just alright. Wine pour was generous. We would try again.

Thank Diane D
walnut creek, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time there. Loved it. Very friendly attentive service. We had a Flight of 5 local beers (yum!), the calamari appetizer complimented by these delicious pickled banana peppers and a spicy aioli. Entrees were the fish tacos, fish and chips, and the special green chili cheese burger with bacon (a monster). Everything was great quality and flavor. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu offers plenty of good choices, food was served quickly and delicious, good customer service, nice entertainment. Very good local vibe.

Thank diana j
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in the restaurant seemed happy to be there which made me want to come again. Lived the solo singer/ guitarist. The fish tacos and Cajun omelet were great!

Thank julieNipomo
Bellevue, Washington
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have only been here twice, but both times it was more then a meal; it was an experience. The places oozes atmosphere from the minute you walk in the door...a bit funky and a bit nostalgic. I like to sit out side. The first time was for dinner and not only did I enjoy a fabulous meal, but listened... More 

Thank ronnacurrier
Nevada City, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Patio dining is wonderful. Hamburger and "fixings" are great. Best calamari I ever had. Wonderful service, great place! Fun music on Friday nights.

Thank Skyeplan
Folsom, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were short on time so we just ordered a few beers and a soft pretzel app...they were fine...but the service was....well, not good...we must have been there during shift change or something...we ordered extra mustard three times and it was as if I asked in a foreign language...went in one ear and out the other...she was more attentive to... More 

Thank beachlife1968
Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely patio with live music. Menú has variety of options some of them to share. Fish tacos are really good and the sliders Kobe mini burgers

Thank Laura R
Roseville, California
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516 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I were in Nevada City one evening recently for some sort of festival - streets closed off, vendors, live entertainment, you know. While the street food on offer had their attractions, we wanted to actually sit down and enjoy our meal. Between the menu, Yelp and TA (of course), this looked like... More 

Thank Mark M
Menlo Park, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had a lovely evening at Mateo's. Great selection of beers and the best fish tacos I have ever had. The fish was fresh and cooked just right. Salsa and guacamole added tons of interesting flavors with just the right amount of heat. All was served by a friendly waitress who seemed to actually enjoy her job. We got a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Commercial St, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-0782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?