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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Food and Great Decor

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Charlie T
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Foster City, CA
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Foster City, CA
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14 reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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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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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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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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
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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