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Taqueria El Metate

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120 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002-4016
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Quick lunch meal

Decided to go here on my lunch break and I was pleasantly surprised! Even though the place was packed, my food was ready in about 5 mins. The burrito I got was huge and very tasty. Unfortunately, the to go burrito ordered didn't come with chips and/or salsa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here on my lunch break and I was pleasantly surprised! Even though the place was packed, my food was ready in about 5 mins. The burrito I got was huge and very tasty. Unfortunately, the to go burrito ordered didn't come with chips and/or salsa.

Thank sehow
Los Altos, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

easy eats, filling and tasty. out of the way location that is surprisingly busy. I'd go again, someday.

Thank luggedsteel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The home made chips and salsas were good, as were the taco and enchiladas but not the best. The enchilada sauce was thin. Overall there wasn't enough spice or flavor to set this restaurant apart from any other. The food is decent but nothing special. You order at the front and if you're dining in they will bring the food... More 

Thank Boomerang025
Sacramento, California
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch. There were many people here even though the rush for lunch was past. You order from the counter and they bring your food out. They have a nice salsa bar. The food was excellent. We ordered shrimp fajitas, fish tacos and the veggie burrito. All were large portions and tasted great.

Thank Littlesheb1
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here a few nights ago. Had the chile relleno and chicken enchilada with beans and rice. It was all amazing. So much flavor and so fresh. Beans were great and the rice was perfect. Usually I take one taste of rice and leave it. I ate all of this. Salsas and chips were also delicious. The green salsa... More 

Thank dsco788
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good and plenty food is served with every option. The Chiles Rellenos are awesome. The Pork with chile verde was excellent. The Horchata and Red Habisccus (Jamaica) drinks were very good.

Thank abebaby2
San Mateo
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Their veggie burritos were real good but not anymore. Seems like their cooks have changed or they are compromising on ingredients. Even their pork and chicken dishes are below average. Gone is the taste of Mexico. Not worth it.

Thank Fulldistance
San Mateo, California
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273 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I just had another great burrito from here, so I thought I would write a quick review. I eat here about once a month and find it to always taste very consistent. The restaurant has a fairly decent atmosphere, mostly caters to the lunch crowd or people who take the food to go. However, The food is very good for... More 

Thank brentsf
San Mateo, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

was here last saturday and was called a dyke and fat in spanish as we almost paid for our order. I questioned the person at the front before my girlfriend could pay, she was going to be passive about this whole thing but I am boycotting this restaurant and tell others of my experience. I feel helpless and violated. I... More 

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216 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is our go to restaurant for a quick Mexican meal. Food: Well prepared and very nicely flavored. Large, very large portions and all the standards on the menu. They have some extras like beef tongue tacos and Menudo on the weekends that are very nice. There is lots of meat on your plate and their salsa bar has well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-595-1110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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