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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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1 Vivian St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4723
(415) 456-8190
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
my review

I was here with my mom, dad, sister and brother-in-law. the food was very good and the service was very quick and friendly! we really enjoyed ourselves!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2014
Francie C
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Mayville, New York, United States
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Celia's in San Rafael isn't in the best neighborhood and doesn't look fantastic from the street but, don't let looks fool you! The food is authentic mexican food. It brought tears of joy to this SoCal boy transplanted to the East Coast who misses the Real Thing!

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Palm Beach, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good chips and salsa to start....but the margarita was a major league disappointment...hardly tangy at all. They pour some pre made mix from a bottle that tasted watered down/diluted r at least hardly limey/tangy....passed on the second one and just had a beer. Food was fine; ate at the bar and enjoyed the game on the newish wide screen TV.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was not very fresh as if it was made before we came. I went here years ago and it was much better. I'm not sure if it was just an off night or what but I wouldn't recommend for Mexican food. You are better of going to Chevy's.

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

YES, I know, Cella's has been around for years and a lot of people go out of habit. The service is bad and the food is tasteless. If you think this is great Mexican food you are sadly mistaken

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Mayville, New York, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I was here with my mom, dad, sister and brother-in-law. the food was very good and the service was very quick and friendly! we really enjoyed ourselves!

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are coming here for a quiet, leisurely meal this is not the place. But if you are looking for great Mexican food, good service and excellent Margarita's then this is the place. Most of the employees are family and they make you feel welcome. But it is the food that keeps bringing me back.

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La Canada, California
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493 reviews 493 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This place is rather busy and we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. When we were finally seated, it felt very cramped...the tables feel like they are too close together. The food was very good however, which explains the crowds. Unfortunately, they had a mariachi band go from table to table (the place is already too cramp---there's no... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Even though the traditional cuisine does shine, they have one of if not the best cheeseburger in San Rafael.

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Phoenix, AZ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Décor and service were very good. Food was mediocre. Although all we had were cheese crisps, it was not a very good representation of their menu. But I thought how can you screw up a cheese crisp. Maybe by using a cheese substitute? Prices were a little high for what we got.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Good service, quick & efficient and friendly. Nice decor, easy parking. Fahitas could be better, usual Mexican fare is fine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Vivian St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4723
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: (415) 456-8190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?