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Celia's Mexican & American

504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
(650) 343-5886
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The first test of a Mexican restaurant are the chips and salsa. Celia's chips were warm and exceptionally crispy, not too salty. The salsa was the perfect consistency with just the right amount of heat....good omens of what the rest of our food would be like. The second test are the rice and the beans. Again, Celia's scored high marks.... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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205 reviews 205 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I travel a lot and this was a great find. The salsa was great. Best tasting I have had except mine. Enchiladas were very good. Service was good and quick. Good atmosphere. I hope I can get back here.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recommended by our hotel the Millwood Inn. The chips were hot and crispy. The salsa was freshly prepared. The tacos, steak, tostada salad were all very good and filling. Casual place to eat out.

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London, England
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I'm no Mexican food expert but staying in San Mateo for a week during some training I set out to explore. Celia's looked welcoming from the outside and that was borne out by a warm welcome inside. I was served promptly and with a helpful manner. I ordered from the very wide choice on the menu and was blown away... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have eaten here many times before the arrival of all the great taquerias in the area. The food and service are both quite average. The portions are large. The margaritas are pretty good.

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Lincoln, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The good service and drinks are all very good. The prices are ok but overall this is better than average Mexican places.

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San Francisco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

So you know when it's a good mexican restaurant when you see other Hispanics patronize a mexican restaurant. The food's not bad, but for the price ($13 starting range for two tacos), you could get a better meal at any of the downtown mexican restaurants on B Street for authentic mexican (eg Los Primos Taqueria at 85 B Street). They... More 

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Treia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Drove from my hotel in Foster City up El Camino Real when we turned down Peninsual Ave we saw the restaurant and decided to give it a try. We didn't regret it. The chimachunga's are great, try it if ýou get to the area

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is always good here no matter what you order you cannot go wrong here just come in sit and enjoy the drinks are great too. They have a bar on one side of the restaurant which gets pretty busy during happy hour

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Balboa Island, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stopped in here for dinner on a Tuesday night. We were seated in a very nice booth with a window looking into the interior patio. Delicious chip, salsa and water were brought to our table immediately. Although I usually have a chile relleno, I decided to try something different and ordered the Steak a la Mexicana, a broiled 10... More 

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Additional Information about Celia's Mexican & American

Address: 504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
Phone Number: (650) 343-5886
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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