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3190 Campus Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403-3123
(650) 349-0165
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK Mexican

Nothing bad to say, nothing outstanding. Menu items all seem to be OK. Frijoles very plain. Rice fair. Service without fault.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DJ F
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing bad to say, nothing outstanding. Menu items all seem to be OK. Frijoles very plain. Rice fair. Service without fault.

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Thank DJ F
San Mateo, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

With a little hunting you can find much better Mexican food. Over salted, under flavored, pasty enchiladas.

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Thank John M
Hayward, California
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Outstanding Sangria and Chips/Salsa. The seafood salad is outstanding and most dishes are solid and authentic. Give it a shot and you will not be dissapointed.

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Thank 32480Robert
Fremont, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here a lot of time as i work close by and it is a really good mexican restaurant. My team always enjoys this place which has pretty good ambience and the food quality is good. They have a big menu with reasonable prices. Would go there anytime,

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Thank Muralidharan J
San Francisco, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Celia's can be counted on for consistent and tasty mexican food, margaritas and beers. Their homemade salsa is fantastic & I personally *love* their tacos especial: shredded beef placed in a soft corn tortilla, which is then dropped into a deep fryer making the corn tortilla into a hard shell, with tasty crispy beef....delicious!

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Thank Kristofer B
Redwood City, California
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A party of 12 of us went there to eat and they gave us the some what patio so we can play our own music so we wouldn't bother other customers. It was a cold evening and most of the heaters were inop. The upholstery on the chairs and booths were all torn. As for the food it was very... More 

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El Granada, California
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We have been to 3 of the celias locations. Lunch today was in a word lousy. The meat in my fajita tasted old and the onions were scarce. The other 2 members of our party had similar results. The kitchen does not try. This is our last visit.

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Thank elsamoo
Centennial, Colorado
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178 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We discovered this restaurant last year and looked for it again this year. Excellent service and cute atmosphere. the Mexican food is quite different than what we are used to in Colorado but very good!

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Thank colin92
Morgan Hill, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The service was very good, food TASTY good portions, the price is right LOVE the VIRGIN PINA COLADAS.

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Thank Adelita K
Foster City, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Celia's has ok Mexican food, but I didn't love it. It needed more flavor and less fake-tasting cheese. I suggest you steer clear of the enchiladas if you do go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3190 Campus Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403-3123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 349-0165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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