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Charlie's Taqueria

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725 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4223
+1 650-343-6496
10:00 - 21:00
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San Mateo, California
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102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Charlie's. It is always filled with friendly faces and the smell of delicious of food. The staff is makes you feel at home. The salsa bar is great, but my favorite are the jalapeño pickled carrots. Favorite dish is the shrimp enchilada combo plate. The chimichangas are HUGE. Other favorites...shrimp cocktail and Chile verde.

Thank TravelTrooperX2
menlo park ca
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Order at the counter, go to self-serve chip & salsa bar, & pick a table. Very casual, lot of solo local workmen @ lunch. Beer, soda.

Thank carol22b
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I love this place! The food is excellent, a buffet salsa and nachos bar, and extensive menu of all the mexican favorites. There are lovely painted murals on the walls, and high chair available for little kids. This is a very authentic Mexi-restaurant, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Josie54
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

While visiting the Bay Area, we stayed in San Mateo. We wanted to find a nice sit-down place that served good Mexican food. This place was pretty good. Its a little bit outside of Downtown San Mateo. Wife had asada tacos. I had the Asada Super Burrito. Baby had the chesse quesadia. All plates were big and really great flavor.... More 

Thank Midnight_ECL
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I was at this place a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a wet burrito and when I got it the burrito wasn't wet, they barely put a few drops of the sauce they use to make it a wet burrito, so I asked one of the cashiers if I could get a little more sauce, she took it to... More 

Thank LEO B
Bay Area
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842 reviews
650 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

3* Charlie’s 725 S. B St. Mexican taqueria Nice place for lunch The super burritos (wet) are the to go food; gigantic Friendly, counter service Complimentary chips and pico de gallo All sorts of beverages, including beer

Thank Rosquete
San Mateo, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I have eaten a ton of burritos in a dozen different galaxies, always searching for the best. Fate and fortune smiled on me when a friend recommended Charlie's. My fave is the carnitas, my measuring stick for any good, basic taqueria, in any city, on any planet. That sensation we get, pleasure and happiness, from good food draws me back... More 

1 Thank Terence C
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Great family place. Jamie is really friendly. Food is good Mexican seafood. Ricky's special please a good breakfast. The Johnny's special is great anytime.

Thank Erin M
Atlanta, Georgia
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

Charlie's is a cute mex place with delicious food. It's very casual with fair prices. The lengua is fresh and tasty and the super burrito is a monster!

Thank amusez
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Reviewed 8 February 2009

Best wet burrito you'll ever eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-6496

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