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El Sinaloense

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1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
650-345-1180
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Antonio's 19th Birthday

All four of us had a fantastic time here. Each dish that was ordered was done with quality. Salsa and chips were provided as soon as we were sat at our table and we were able to order within 5 minutes. Everything was done in a very timely manner. We will definitely come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mauro1990
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us had a fantastic time here. Each dish that was ordered was done with quality. Salsa and chips were provided as soon as we were sat at our table and we were able to order within 5 minutes. Everything was done in a very timely manner. We will definitely come back.

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Thank Mauro1990
Akureyri, Iceland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food I've had on my trip through San Francisco and San Mateo. Got the Tostatas and Burrito and both were very good. Yum.

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Thank simmisoo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We ate here with friends during a football weekend. It's more authentic than I get back home and the prices are good. Chips and salsa for the table and we ordered a variety of menu items from soup to traditional Mexican foods and everyone enjoyed. We needed a large table and they were able to accommodate quickly. The margarita might... More 

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Thank aweiss00
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A colleague recommend we try El Singleness for dinner since we were in the area and, even though I had just come back from a week in Mexico City AND we were planning on having Mexican with a client for lunch that week, I figured I'd give it a try given the decent reviews. As a whole we found the... More 

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1 Thank Christopher U
San MAteo, CA
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Yummy mexican food for a very fair price. Be sure to try their ceviche (my mouth is already watering thinking of it).

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Thank kristifred
Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place is awesome; sensational food (try the Sinaloense Tropical and Molcajete!...and of course the Margaritas), friendly service that does become slow from time to time, but that is part of the Mexican charm. Prices are fair and portions are good. This place is a must-try!!

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1 Thank DonRobinson
Foster City, CA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a great Mexican restaurant. The decor includes of a number of murals depicting idyllic scenes from Mexico. You almost feel that you are there. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is great. It's not Chevy's Mexican but the real deal. I had the "Sinaloense Tropical" dish today, which includes shrimp, pineapple and tasty sauce. The... More 

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Thank Charlie T
San Francisco, California
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good food and nice service. The place has a really nice atmosphere, what with a lot of European football enthusiasts, several screens showing live matches, and waiters extremely knowledgeable about teams and players - particularly of La Liga. The menu features dishes from Northern Mexico (Sinaloa) and prices very reasonable. Service is prompt and attentive.

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Thank Carlos E
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank echevae
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

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

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Thank Börjesson J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-345-1180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?