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Celia's Palo Alto

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3740 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3314 (Curtner Avenue)
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boise, Idaho
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Boise, our favorite Mexican food place is Casa Mexico, and Celia's is like a taste of home while traveling. On this trip, we were regaled by strolling mariachis who serenaded us on Mother' s Day. Delightful.

Thank Dennis M
Tucson, Arizona
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a co-worker at Celia's for lunch after reading reviews on Google. I was disappointed when I drove up, the place looks run down. Inside isn't much better. Sat down and waited for my co-worker and ordered an Iced Tea, which I finished before my co-worker arrived by the waiter didn't refill it and he came by twice. The food... More 

Thank Scott E
London, Canada
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618 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stopped in for a very late lunch, sat at the bar, had a margarita and some appetizers. Very comfortable, very tasty. In the context of northern California, this is probably pretty standard stuff, but it's pretty high standard. I'd eat here again.

Thank morl8tr
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and tried this place based on TA ratings. It was a good choice. The chips were warm and fresh. The salsa tasty but not too spicy. My wife said the margarita was very good. The food was prepared exactly as requested and the waitstaff was prompt and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Gregory M
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Grabbed a late dinner at Celia's just off El Camino Real in Palo Alto. Very good quality. Solid Mexican fare, with some creative options. Very satisfying, and reasonable, dining experience after a "tough day at the office".

Thank L1364UPpatrickc
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped at Celia's for a late lunch and I really have no complaints. The food was solid, if uninspiring - you know what I mean, nothing stood out either good or bad. Service was efficient and friendly. There was a nice selection of Mexican and domestic beers too.

Thank bropaul
Boise, Idaho
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was close to our hotel. They had good chips and salsa and entrees. The 3 of us had a variety of food. All was very good and filling.

Thank JulieCandfamily2014
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting in Palo Alto we stopped in and had dinner one evening and we were very satisfied. The chips and salsa were good but the guacamole was phenomenal! I had a smothered burrito and my husband had a fried taco. We were both impressed and left miserably full. The portions are big and the service was great as well.

Thank Amie H
Brighton, Michigan
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889 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Unfortunately, I can't review anything here except for the Margaritas (and the home-made chips and salsa.....which were both very good). But, they were good!! If you can grab a table on the patio, the atmosphere for having a very well-made margarita or two can't be beat.....the staff is very friendly and fun, and the overall atmosphere pleasant.

Thank Matt S
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Good drinks and nice stuff.. the chips were overcook and smelly 🤒bad. The passion fruit margaita is my favorite.

Thank Jordanna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3740 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3314
    (Curtner Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop right outside the restaurant and the Caltrain station is 5 minutes away on California Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto

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