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Chez Shea

Certificate of Excellence
South American, Central American
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408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I each ordered a cup of soup, corn chowder and mushroom. Neither were very good. I love mushroom soup and I didn't finish it. The chicken pasta dish tasted so strongly of capers I wondered if they had poured caper juice into the lemon, butter sauce. The bowls arrived and there was so much sauce it looked... More 

Thank FoodTruthNow
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant surprise, from reviews new it was good but they surpassed my expectations. Seafood salad was our of this world, fish taco needed some hot sauce but that was on the table. Great glass of Pinot grigio. Highly recommend. Great food at a fair price!

Thank Glen M
Springfield, Missouri
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a local, so we tried it as we were passing through and we were not disappointed. We stopped for lunch and ordered a Taco salad which was huge and enough for two, no problem.

Thank Dale J
Port Orchard, Washington
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I visit Half Moon Bay once or twice a year. About 12 years ago I discovered Chez Shea. It's a small, colorful restaurant with comfortable seating. On my third trip to this restaurant I tried their Seafood Salad and I have been hooked ever since. They have lots of great dishes, but I have to order this salad because it... More 

Thank Brian W
Medford, Oregon
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

What looks to be a neighbourhood Mexican food joint turned out to be a rather good ethnic restaurant serving some inspired dishes. I went with their take on a South African Bobotie (sans the savoury custard) and while derivative it was actually quite different and rather tasty in its own right. Service was friendly and attentive. We'll certainly be happy... More 

Thank Harry B
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Everything we had, omelette, salad and soup was delicious and the side of fruit was all ripe. The restaurant is cute and very clean. Very good value for the price.

Thank 559felicityr
San Francisco, CA
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196 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Stumbled into this place to wait out northbound traffic. This place has a big menu with a lot of variety, Mexican, Latin American, African, Middle Eastern, American. I did not have high expectations because of the variety of dishes. I tried the Tacos Al Pastor and they were good. We had 4 kids with us who all had kids menu... More 

Thank stevenroz
Three Rivers, California
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This is an omnivore's and vegetarian's dream come true -- a mixture of Mexican, African, Asian and Indian cuisines that transcends all of them. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, this small, but cozy restaurant tantalizes your taste buds. Moderately priced, family friendly with an indoor and outdoor dining area, this is a real treat in the heart of Half Moon... More 

Thank TopChef7
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Been several times and good selection of mexican type dishes, fast service and great food. Prices are very good value

Thank Dominic H
Cupertino, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Love the food here. It is my go-to place when I meet friends in Half Moon Bay. Always wonderful. Walk up to order and then take a seat and they will bring your order to you. Lots of vegetarian options.

Thank PTAMom2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-560-9234

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