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El Sinaloense

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1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
650-345-1180
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
Börjesson J
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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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92 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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

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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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
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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