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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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1 Vivian St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4723
+1 415-456-8190
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were in the neighborhood after attending the National Theater live performance of No Man's Land. The food was excellent and tasted very authentic. The service could have been better meaning more prompt. That said, the enchiladas, burritos, and whole black beans were excellent. The margaritas were also great. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank Stephen F
San Rafael, California, United States
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

They have the best margaritas going in Marin. The food is great with many choices. Will cater to special diets also.

Thank Bill M
Aquebogue, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

After spending the afternoon in Berkley we were starving! Celia's is bright, attractive and the service was delightful. The food was truly tasty and plated nicely. If you are looking for good food, reasonably priced in an attractive restaurant Celia's is the place for you!

Thank mackulka4
Larkspur, California
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great authentic Mexican food at Celia's. Excellent enchiladas, and great beans. If you are in the neighborhood don't miss out!

Thank Colleen K
Corte Madera, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We go to this restaurant 2-3 times a month. The food is good and at a reasonable price. Where they really excel is their service. Have never had a bad experience. I can't emphasize how nice the employees are. What I especially like is how willing they are to accommodate your tastes and make changes or substitutions to their menus.... More 

Thank Ed-93443
San Rafael, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Good food. Great service. Good prices. My favorite "rice and beans" restraunt. Many happy memories here

Thank 476valeriek
Oakland, California
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Been going to Celia's for a couple decades - and I love love love the joint. From the ranchera decor to the wonderful platas, this place is like home cooking to me. I started out with the burritos way back when, but soon graduated to the chicken-&-avocado tostada, which has become pretty much the reason I show up good l&... More 

Thank bazi43
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Nothing special, just your normal mexican restaurant. Good but not great service. Price was pretty good.

Thank David T
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

First of all, horrible service. Bartender brought us the wrong type of beer from what we had ordered, and tried to blame us for saying a different type of beer type when it wast even close to the type of beer we had ordered. He did have a lot of people he was attending so he might of confused our... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

Celia's in San Rafael isn't in the best neighborhood and doesn't look fantastic from the street but, don't let looks fool you! The food is authentic mexican food. It brought tears of joy to this SoCal boy transplanted to the East Coast who misses the Real Thing!

Thank Paul D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Vivian St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4723
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-8190

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