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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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1 Vivian St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4723
(415) 456-8190
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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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Oakland, California
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Been going to Celia's for a couple decades - and I love love love the joint. From the ranchera decor to the wonderful platas, this place is like home cooking to me. I started out with the burritos way back when, but soon graduated to the chicken-&-avocado tostada, which has become pretty much the reason I show up good l&... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nothing special, just your normal mexican restaurant. Good but not great service. Price was pretty good.

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San Rafael, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First of all, horrible service. Bartender brought us the wrong type of beer from what we had ordered, and tried to blame us for saying a different type of beer type when it wast even close to the type of beer we had ordered. He did have a lot of people he was attending so he might of confused our... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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78 restaurant reviews
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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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19 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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?