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El Sinaloense

1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
+1 650-345-1180
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Can be very crowded but well worth the wait. Service can be spotty when busy or not busy. Just the nature of the place.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive, slow and food was nothing special. On a Monday during lunch time, they had one guy as waiter, barman and cashier for the whole restaurant, with only two busboys. That made service incredibly slow. It's also overpriced: a cup of guacamole was $7.95. The...More

Thank Javier E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for early cinco de mayo dinner and margaritas. Full bar and beer/wine. Great service, despite the crazy business of the evening. Has grilled fish filet with green sauce and cheese, with rice and veggies and tortillas. Husband had Mariscada Piaxtla, which is prawns cooked...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I'd like to go this place for its quality of food. I selected Fajias. The restaurant (decor), space and asmosphere are quite casual but I do not expect much for casual lunch and quick meal. The price is a bit high.

Thank LavenderQ
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really didn't expect to write this review at all. It's strange that this restaurant is rated high at all....the food is bland (weird for a Mexican restaurant) including the salsa. The service was beyond slow, and they messed up so many of the orders at...More

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This might be the best restaurant in San Mateo: consistently great food, friendly service, and fun atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A full menu featuring a lot of genuine Mexican dishes, and in particular a range of seafood dishes. Food portions are ample, service is very good, ambience is decent. A good place for neighborhood food, groups, etc.

Thank bartc83
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's a family restaurant and great Mexican food. You can taste the freshness. Just taste the guacamole... Most people are heavy on the salt for flavor, they didn't, it was fresh and just smooth. Great stuff. And they have lots of things I haven't seen...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers a decent ambience and mind blowing Mexican food. Their enchiladas and chile relleno leave an after taste that makes it unforgettable. Love this place!

Thank ChaKum
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It was by far the best Mexican I've had this year. Service was great, the place was bright, clean and welcoming. The food was fantastic.

Thank bcomerford66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-345-1180
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