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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican
504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
+1 650-343-5886
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Following a long flight from Orlando this am, and a successful business meeting in Palo Alto, I decided for a mid day late lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant near my hotel. Highly recommended. Friendly wait staff and nice Mexican music.

Thank Larry1778
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I won't go back here until they have remodeled the bathroom. It was disgusting and sticky on the floor, the mortar in between the tile was BLACK of dirt and whatever else?? The toilet itself was somewhat clean...but could use a huge upgrade. Just NOT...More

Thank Squeekie
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We've been going to Celia's for 25 years. Their food is consistent and prices are reasonable. They recented renovated their San Mateo location. It is great for a couple or families. We'v also been to another San Mateo location. Many people will be surprised to...More

Thank 928rosemaryr
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Consistently good food, big selection, quick and friendly service, comfy atmosphere for the 20-plus years we have been going there. Nothing trendy, just tasty food, big portions, and well priced for this area.

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I am so surprised how this place stay open. Their food is on par with Taco Bell, maybe not as good. I had some business associates from Mexico City come here for a meeting and they could not believe how bad the food was. I...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Service & food still good. Prices are good. Parking tough with small parking lot. Suggest not going during peal lunch or dinner times.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Since I'm new to the area, I've been trying a variety of restaurants trying to find my favorites. Celia's is the first Mexican restaurant I tried. My waiter was very helpful with the menu. One item was confusing--fajita quesadilla. I've only seen these as two...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This restaurant has been operating for many, many years and does a nice job at preparing a large variety of Mexican dishes. The seating accommodates couples and large parties very well, and without reservations we have not had to wait for seating for lunch or...More

Thank Mae415
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It's a fun place to go with family and friends. Food is good, plentiful and enough variety to allow all types of dishes. Particularly like to order and share part of my entree for a bit of the others at the table.

Thank Dildar P
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Consistently great Mexican food, Celia's restaurants have dotted the Bay Area for years! Neighborhood type restaurants with clean, traditional adobe style themed interiors, Celia's restaurants are great for parties or intimate meals. Prices are also very reasonable for generous portions of food. Full bars and...More

Thank Jerome E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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