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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
+1 650-343-5886
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I just had tortilla soup as I was not very hungry. This is a flavorful light-broth soup with a large chicken breast. I had expected it to be more Azteca style with red tomato broth. I should have asked. It was a large portion. I...More

Thank MaryAnnTravels
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This well established, long time restaurant has a great variety of wonderful Mexican food sure to make anybody come back time and time again for their large portion combination plates and great daily specials. They have a full separate bar off to one side of...More

Thank saxasue
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had daily special. Big plate full of good food. Strong drinks. Very good service. Parking a problem.

Thank zebra27355067
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh Mexican food served in true Mexican atmosphere. Pleasant comfortable seating with a occasional mariachi band. Stick with house specialties. The espresso burrito very filling with all the usual fixins. Relish a huge berry flavored margarita while relaxing. Food is served very prompt. Happy hour...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visit Celia's once a month or so, and I like the margaritas, chips and salsa and that serving sizes are generous. When I'm not having a margarita, the sodas are large. The menu is also, large, so you can find just about any item...More

Thank Elisabeth G
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Family owned, old time classic decor and food. Large plates home cooked flavor. Nice bar to watch sports with locals. Good drinks and the chips and salsa just keep on coming. Happy hour is exceptional. The restaurant is a great place for large groups and...More

Thank UniversalTourist
Reviewed 19 October 2016

attended a birthday party. had been there before. service & food always good. with a large party, every thing was slow. Difficult street parking as lot is very small. Owner Rafael very nice man.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been regulars at Celia's on Peninsula Ave. for 30 years! I love the Pollo en Crema. My kids like the Grande Burrito and my husband goes for the cheese enchiladas. Good food, good service, good ambiance. Fabulous Margaritas!

Thank Jeanne U
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You'll have a rough time trying to find better food, or Margarita's ANYWHERE else. 35+ years of the finest.

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 23 August 2016

There is a special every night of the week. Recommend the Carrne Asada on Thursdays, good drinks in the bar and sports on the TV's

Thank Frank J
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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