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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant as such is modest and the menu is what you would probably expect from a Mexican Restaurant. The service is reasonable and the restaurant is clean. The food is good, nothing mind blowing. Cost of the food is extremely reasonable, making it a great value for you money. If you are looking for luxury, a dazzling menu and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good food and nice service, even if the tortilla bread wasn't perfect. Extra plus to the live band playing.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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115 reviews 115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice place! Came here on a Tuesday night. Not too busy, but still lively. Chips and salsa were very good. Got the tamale dinner. Also very good. Strong margaritas. Friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend to friends. Be sure to try Bucky's Lounge just across the street.

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SF Bay Area
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183 reviews 183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

a restaurant, to me, has to have more than good food. equally important is the service and almost more important is...the noise factor. this restaurant is close enough to walk to, so on the spur of the moment, we decided to go for some mexican food on a friday evening!! the rice was delish. the beans were like mom used... More 

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San Mateo, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We have been going here now for over 4 years and its consistently good. The food is fresh and delicious. What I particularly enjoy the most is the friendliness of the staff. Everyone here has a smile and makes you feel right at home.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you are a lover of Micheladas, then head on over to El Sinaloense for a spicy and refreshing drink. It is difficult to find any other place on the Peninsula to find them so tasty. The service was excellent. It was a Friday night and the place was busy! There was a short wait for a table, but it... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The staff was nice and the food was good. We were with Europeans who love fish and we had Mexican fish dishes for the first time in my life. They were actually good! We had the Combo Starter and Ceviche for appetizers. The Combo Starter was great, all classic Mexican dishes: quesadilla, taquitos, nachos, guacamole. It was not to big,... More 

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Petaluma, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This place is 50 meters from my house and we love it! Everyone in there comes from the Sinaloa region of Mexico and the food is really good and authentic. All the usual suspects are on the menu, but the show-stopper is the Molcajete, which is basically a big lava stone cauldron filled with shrimp, chicken, steak, pork, cactus and... More 

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Montclair, NJ
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135 reviews 135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

A local place, populated by locals. Not for those looking for upscale dining. But if you are all about the food, and margaritas the way they should taste, this is a great find. Start with hot, crisp tortilla chps and super fresh guacomole. Then ask the waiter for his recommendations. You wont be sorry. Shrimp especially good.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011 via mobile

Mexican music playing in the background with a nice but fancy atmosphere for couples or families. Nice choice of meals in various price ranges. Excellent Seafood & fish dishes! Very fresh steamed veggies on the side. If I lived on the area I'd come here often!

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Additional Information about El Sinaloense

Address: 1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
Phone Number: 650-345-1180
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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