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) #94 of 335 Restaurants in San Mateo $$ - $$$, Mexican
63 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4404
+1 650-345-9042
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 days ago
“Authentic Decor, and More”
2 Mar 2017
“Service is 1000%”
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$$ - $$$
63 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4404
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My father and I eat at Fernando's often. Parking right outside, most evenings anyhow, and a friendly welcome inside. There ar ea zillion Mexican places in the area, and we like this one for several reasons. Good food in large portions, a friendly attentive staff,...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I'm craving good Mexican food I always go to Fernando's because it fulfills my need for good food. Service is great and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The combination plates are my food of choice and I've yet to venture out. Parking maybe...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We met some friends here for some drinks. The service was terrific. The staff is very costumer friendly and fun. Saul was a terrific bartender. Although we didn't eat at Fernando's we did have the chips and salsa. Salsa was fresh and homemade. We do...More

Thank MyaB67
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Mixed reviews on the food. Main dishes and chips/salsa were good, beans and rice were not so good. I had the pork carnitas and they were done just right (i.e. crisp outside and juicy inside) but they were too salty for my taste. The ambiance...More

Thank pr7169
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Every time I come here, you'll know that it's a neighborhood joint. They have great margaritas. Their food is ok. The service can be a toss up. I would it come here for their drinks and nachos.

Thank hrdabster
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We tried this Mexican restaurant because it is walking distance to our son's apartment. They have a huge menu; we had trouble deciding what to order. The margaritas were good, as we'd read in other reviews. And our waitress had a fabulous, friendly personality. The...More

1  Thank longandshortofit
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I visited Fernando's on a Saturday evening and had a delightful meal. It was fairly late - about a half hour before they closed - so I was able to sit down immediately. The service was quick and friendly. My waitress humored me quite nicely...More

Thank Slow_food_for_me
Reviewed 16 November 2014

I have lived in the southwest my entire life and have eaten at some fantastic Mexican food restaurants. My inlaws know I love Mexican food and they have taken me to a few of them but frankly, the food was not that good. I read...More

Thank WoodyD18
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I found this place on another review site and since we had to spend an evening on the Peninsula I thought we should check it out. It doesn't look like much from the outside, and inside it's nothing fancy either. One side is a bar...More

Thank Vikki F
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Tastes just like home. I love their tortilla soup it is delicious. I usually order with the enchiladas, sope, or especial burrito chick or steak either way it's great they like to treat you like family here. It's the neighborhood restaurant where everyone is welcomed

Thank Geneva W
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11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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11:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 63 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-345-9042