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El Sinaloense

1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
+1 650-345-1180
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Spanish
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my second time here, brought a Spanish speaking date and got better treatment this time. Waiter seemed disappointed that I didn't leave a bigger tip, not all Americans are wealthy. was impressed by the food.

Thank luggedsteel
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Lovely family restaurant with gigantic menu full of everyone's Mexican favorites, plus a number of Sinaloa (seafood) specialties. They are famous for the ceviche and there is almost an entire page to choose from. The restaurant is set up family style, with long tables in...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Can be very crowded but well worth the wait. Service can be spotty when busy or not busy. Just the nature of the place.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Expensive, slow and food was nothing special. On a Monday during lunch time, they had one guy as waiter, barman and cashier for the whole restaurant, with only two busboys. That made service incredibly slow. It's also overpriced: a cup of guacamole was $7.95. The...More

Thank Javier E
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Went for early cinco de mayo dinner and margaritas. Full bar and beer/wine. Great service, despite the crazy business of the evening. Has grilled fish filet with green sauce and cheese, with rice and veggies and tortillas. Husband had Mariscada Piaxtla, which is prawns cooked...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I'd like to go this place for its quality of food. I selected Fajias. The restaurant (decor), space and asmosphere are quite casual but I do not expect much for casual lunch and quick meal. The price is a bit high.

Thank LavenderQ
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really didn't expect to write this review at all. It's strange that this restaurant is rated high at all....the food is bland (weird for a Mexican restaurant) including the salsa. The service was beyond slow, and they messed up so many of the orders at...More

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This might be the best restaurant in San Mateo: consistently great food, friendly service, and fun atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A full menu featuring a lot of genuine Mexican dishes, and in particular a range of seafood dishes. Food portions are ample, service is very good, ambience is decent. A good place for neighborhood food, groups, etc.

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's a family restaurant and great Mexican food. You can taste the freshness. Just taste the guacamole... Most people are heavy on the salt for flavor, they didn't, it was fresh and just smooth. Great stuff. And they have lots of things I haven't seen...More

Thank D C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-345-1180
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