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3190 Campus Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403-3123
+1 650-349-0165
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Coachella, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and they give you a lot of food. The piña coladas were awesome. I definitely recommend this place to everybody. I will go back when ever I go that way. 😋😊

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Thank lilangelitagirl
San Mateo, California
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Have dines there several times. Food is real Mexican. Prices are great & service (mainly Nelson) is excellent.

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Thank dcs1755
Reno, Nevada
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Nothing bad to say, nothing outstanding. Menu items all seem to be OK. Frijoles very plain. Rice fair. Service without fault.

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Thank DJ F
San Mateo, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

With a little hunting you can find much better Mexican food. Over salted, under flavored, pasty enchiladas.

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Thank John M
Hayward, California
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Outstanding Sangria and Chips/Salsa. The seafood salad is outstanding and most dishes are solid and authentic. Give it a shot and you will not be dissapointed.

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Thank 32480Robert
Fremont, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I have been here a lot of time as i work close by and it is a really good mexican restaurant. My team always enjoys this place which has pretty good ambience and the food quality is good. They have a big menu with reasonable prices. Would go there anytime,

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Thank Muralidharan J
San Francisco, California, USA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Celia's can be counted on for consistent and tasty mexican food, margaritas and beers. Their homemade salsa is fantastic & I personally *love* their tacos especial: shredded beef placed in a soft corn tortilla, which is then dropped into a deep fryer making the corn tortilla into a hard shell, with tasty crispy beef....delicious!

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Thank Kristofer B
Redwood City, California
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

A party of 12 of us went there to eat and they gave us the some what patio so we can play our own music so we wouldn't bother other customers. It was a cold evening and most of the heaters were inop. The upholstery on the chairs and booths were all torn. As for the food it was very... More 

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El Granada, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

We have been to 3 of the celias locations. Lunch today was in a word lousy. The meat in my fajita tasted old and the onions were scarce. The other 2 members of our party had similar results. The kitchen does not try. This is our last visit.

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Thank elsamoo
Centennial, Colorado
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202 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We discovered this restaurant last year and looked for it again this year. Excellent service and cute atmosphere. the Mexican food is quite different than what we are used to in Colorado but very good!

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Thank colin92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3190 Campus Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-0165

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