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“Explore around you” in five new countries ... delicious discoveries await!

Looking for the perfect place to eat and drink today? Good news: Google Maps has got a menu for you. Starting today in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Japan, you can choose the "Explore around you" option in Google Maps for mobile on Android to get quick suggestions for places to eat and drink that suit your style. Already available in the U.S. and U.K, whether you’re a tourist looking for a top-rated dinner spot or a local trying to find a new neighborhood watering hole, Google Maps can help you make a delicious, timely discovery while you’re on the go.

Say you're in Milan looking for a quick bite between meetings, or you want a great spot for dinner with kids in Berlin. Tap the “Explore around you” icon at the bottom of Google Maps for mobile for a quick look at what's nearby. Options are organized by category, and once you pick the one that catches your eye (and stomach), you can easily swipe through photos and check out ratings and reviews from Google and previous diners. And for select spots, you may see information on why it’s particularly relevant to you: for example, Google Maps may recommend a place that’s popular with other diners who visited a place you’ve been to in the past.


Finally, if you’re in Tokyo or Paris, you’re in for a treat: an expanded list of categories for your taste buds are available. For Parisians, categories like Lieux mythiques; Brasseries classiques and Un verre avec une vue; En vue de la Tour Eiffel may surprise and delight. While in Tokyo, jazzy spots listed in the オールドスクール ジャズ レトロなジャズバーとクラブ might pique your interest. Pro tip for tourists: Google Translate may also come in handy when exploring these categories!

Whatever flavor you’re searching for, we hope Google Maps gets you there.

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