Find places you'll like

As you use Google Maps more often, you’ll see matches for various places. These matches show how much you’ll like a place based on your preferences.

How to get matches

To see your matches, you need to:

How matches are created

Your matches show how well different places fit with your preferences. They’re unique to you and improve over time. Matches are based on:

  • Any dietary restrictions or cuisines that you list in your preferences
  • The types of cuisine and restaurants you typically visit or avoid
  • Whether you’ve saved, rated, or visited a place or other places similar to those 
How ratings affect your matches

When you rate and review places in Google Maps, you give us a better idea of the places you like. The more you rate places, the more accurate your matches will be.

Improve your matches

Your preferences are based on your Google Location History and Web & App Activity, which include your Google searches. To make your matches more accurate, follow these steps.

Update your preferences

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under "Exploring places," tap Food & drink preferences.
  • Optional: To see suggestions for you and make corrections, tap Review.
  1. Choose your cuisine or interests. You can also search for dietary restrictions, like vegetarian.
  2. To list more items, under "Likes" or "Dislikes," tap Add more Add. Tap an option and then Save.

Rate more places

Learn how to review places you’ve visited in Google Maps.

Add places as favorites

The more places you save as favorites, the more accurate your matches will be.

Learn how to save places you like in Google Maps.

Clear your matches

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Personal content.
  3. Under "Location Settings," tap Location History is on.
  4. At the top, turn off Location History.
  5. To clear any personal matches saved on your device, restart the Google Maps app.
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