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Taqueria El Metate

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120 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002-4016
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Cali, Colombia
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their quality has remained the same over many years. Metates has a large following and the lines during lunch can be long, but the orders are brought to your table quickly. Everything is tasty and worth trying.

Levittown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Ordered Takeout. The chimichanga's were huge like a football and delicious. The quesadillas were also excellent. The refried beans were creamy and very good. I could barely finish my meal as the portions were enormous. I picked up the food and service was fast and friendly. My friend in Belmont suggested the place as it is very popular with locals... More 

Thank tbv710
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This place proves that a meal doesn't have to be expensive to be good. I had chips, salsa, a huge veggie borrito and a bottle of water for under $10 including tip. Note - this place only takes cash.

Thank Liz N
Belmont, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

I drive a bit out of the way to this place just for their burritos WITH the sauce: called a "wet burrito". Decent, tasty food at an afford price. Have been coming here for a few years. Can not go wrong for the quality, quantity and price.

Thank PayingConsumer2014
San Francisco, California
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go here on my lunch break and I was pleasantly surprised! Even though the place was packed, my food was ready in about 5 mins. The burrito I got was huge and very tasty. Unfortunately, the to go burrito ordered didn't come with chips and/or salsa.

Thank sehow
Los Altos, California
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

easy eats, filling and tasty. out of the way location that is surprisingly busy. I'd go again, someday.

Thank luggedsteel
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385 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

The home made chips and salsas were good, as were the taco and enchiladas but not the best. The enchilada sauce was thin. Overall there wasn't enough spice or flavor to set this restaurant apart from any other. The food is decent but nothing special. You order at the front and if you're dining in they will bring the food... More 

Thank Boomerang025
Sacramento, California
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch. There were many people here even though the rush for lunch was past. You order from the counter and they bring your food out. They have a nice salsa bar. The food was excellent. We ordered shrimp fajitas, fish tacos and the veggie burrito. All were large portions and tasted great.

Thank Littlesheb1
Redwood City, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here a few nights ago. Had the chile relleno and chicken enchilada with beans and rice. It was all amazing. So much flavor and so fresh. Beans were great and the rice was perfect. Usually I take one taste of rice and leave it. I ate all of this. Salsas and chips were also delicious. The green salsa... More 

Thank dsco788
San Diego, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good and plenty food is served with every option. The Chiles Rellenos are awesome. The Pork with chile verde was excellent. The Horchata and Red Habisccus (Jamaica) drinks were very good.

Thank abebaby2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002-4016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-595-1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?