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1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
+1 650-345-1180
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the table (12 of us), I mean wow! The margaritas are really just sweet and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Gabriel B
Foster City, California
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250 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bart C
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179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 in other Mexican restaurants. Molcajete in a traditional stone serving bowl. Some might think gimmicky... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers a decent ambience and mind blowing Mexican food. Their enchiladas and chile relleno leave an after taste that makes it unforgettable. Love this place!

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Thank ChaKum
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It was by far the best Mexican I've had this year. Service was great, the place was bright, clean and welcoming. The food was fantastic.

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Thank bcomerford66
Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Arriving to San Mateo after a long journey I need to have a quick diner. The Staff is friendly - The food is typical Mexican but good quality. I was served promptly and efficient

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Thank Rene B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We visited El Sinaloense on a busy Friday night. We loved everything about our experience- the atmosphere was fun, our service was personal, and the food was delicious, fresh, and plentiful. We will be regularly returning.

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Thank Amanda P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We all had different dishes, celupas , quesadillas, tapas and margheritas. All the selections were extremely well prepared, not greasy, and cooked to perfection. My wife and I had two regular margheritas and rest if the family, water. This is the second time we come here and it is always a great experience. The place is small and seating is... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Based on a customer recommendation my colleague and I went there for dinner. Starting with the Margaritas, tremendously flavorful and complex. The ceviche is supposed to be their signature dish and we can agree this is the case. Perfectly seasoned, ample portion and very flavorful. The specialty of the house is seafood and the prawns were both jumbo and cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?