Restaurants & Services
DOWNTOWN SAN CARLOS
San Carlos is a small city with a quaint downtown scene of its own, which revolves around Laurel Street and El Camino Real. Boutique restaurants and shops owned by local residents occupy most of the spaces, which is good as these create a wider variety of restaurants aside from the usual fast-food and coffee chains.
Here in downtown San Carlos, you’ll find cuisines from around the world – from the usual American, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Greek cuisines; to more exotic tastes such as Indian, Native American, Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Georgian, or Lebanese cooking. Basking in the warm sun while having a cool drink, gelato ice cream, or coffee, is a relaxing delight since Laurel Street has been transformed into a pedestrian zone dedicated to alfresco dining.
Boutique shops and services in downtown San Carlos not only provide for the residents’ essential needs but also a means to support local businesses. Some shops and buildings even date back to the early 1900s, serving as monuments of San Carlos’s rich culture and history. Places like the Reading Bug Bookstore, Diddam’s Toystore, The Clocktower Music, Bow-Wow Meow, Sarrtori Apparel, Footwear Inc., are all locally-owned shops and hold a lot of good memories from the people in San Carlos