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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
+1 650-343-5886
08:00 - 20:00
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All hours
Mon 08:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Overall food is okay/good depending on the dish. Service is good. There are many Mexican restaurants in the area. I would try others before going back.

Thank Susan B
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Local Mexican food: not inspired and a little pricey for their product but large portions. Family atmosphere, very clean and has a full bar. There is little or no parking except on the street.

Thank McTrix
San Mateo, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Good family restaurant , with good food & location. Been here for birthday parties, work parties too. Margaritas very good!!!

Thank Laurie H
San Mateo Ca
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158 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

At the end of our block so the restaurant of our choice for any occasion or just to "eat out". My favorite is Chili Rellano with refried beans because it is mild but tasty. Each family member (daughter and her family and friends) has a favorite after many years eating here. We have favorite tables depending on the size of... More 

Thank Goldig
Burlingame, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Love to go here with my family - spacious booths, great service, and yummy food! With meat eaters, veggie eaters, and vegan besides, we are able to get what we want and enjoy sitting together and eating, laughing and even enjoying music certain nights. Can be crowded, but is to be expected with a great night out. Recommend to friends... More 

Thank Robin M
San Mateo, California
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had a festive family birthday celebration with 9 people and the staff was really attentive all through dinner. We ordered a mix of entrees, including the special flank steak with sauteed bell peppers & onions, Camaronés & red sauce and chicken burritos and all were good - served hot and taste is fresh. We ate appetizers, bowls of chips... More 

Thank WanderlustHigh
san francisco
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Celia's is within stumbling distance of my home. I like going there to watch sporting events. Happy hour with the complimentary apps used to be our favorite. I think they've discontinued that now. Still, for a chain, it's a warm, cozy local place. The food is always consistent and drinks are good.

Thank maggie s
Hillsborough, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Kid friendly and good food . Very reasonably priced and a fun happy hour hang out. Staff is friendly

Thank nh1027
Half Moon Bay, Ca.
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We go to Celia's at least once a month. We love their food and the service is always fun and friendly! A fiesta for sure!

Thank yvonnebutterfly
San Mateo, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

My parents took me here as a kid and I've been coming back ever since. The food is not too hot and not bland, to me it's just right. My favorite is the #4, taco and enchilada combo. Like most Mexican restaurants it comes with a full plate of food and piping hot. Guacamole is excellent as is the chips... More 

Thank Alan_Chun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?