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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
+1 650-343-5886
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so surprised how this place stay open. Their food is on par with Taco Bell, maybe not as good. I had some business associates from Mexico City come here for a meeting and they could not believe how bad the food was. I...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service & food still good. Prices are good. Parking tough with small parking lot. Suggest not going during peal lunch or dinner times.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I'm new to the area, I've been trying a variety of restaurants trying to find my favorites. Celia's is the first Mexican restaurant I tried. My waiter was very helpful with the menu. One item was confusing--fajita quesadilla. I've only seen these as two...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This restaurant has been operating for many, many years and does a nice job at preparing a large variety of Mexican dishes. The seating accommodates couples and large parties very well, and without reservations we have not had to wait for seating for lunch or...More

Thank Mae415
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's a fun place to go with family and friends. Food is good, plentiful and enough variety to allow all types of dishes. Particularly like to order and share part of my entree for a bit of the others at the table.

Thank Dildar P
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Consistently great Mexican food, Celia's restaurants have dotted the Bay Area for years! Neighborhood type restaurants with clean, traditional adobe style themed interiors, Celia's restaurants are great for parties or intimate meals. Prices are also very reasonable for generous portions of food. Full bars and...More

Thank Jerome E
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Have dined several times. Food & service always good. Easy parking. just did a very nice re-model under owner Rafael.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I just had tortilla soup as I was not very hungry. This is a flavorful light-broth soup with a large chicken breast. I had expected it to be more Azteca style with red tomato broth. I should have asked. It was a large portion. I...More

Thank MaryAnnTravels
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This well established, long time restaurant has a great variety of wonderful Mexican food sure to make anybody come back time and time again for their large portion combination plates and great daily specials. They have a full separate bar off to one side of...More

Thank saxasue
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had daily special. Big plate full of good food. Strong drinks. Very good service. Parking a problem.

Thank zebra27355067
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-5886
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