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El Sinaloense

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1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Foster City, California
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247 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A full menu featuring a lot of genuine Mexican dishes, and in particular a range of seafood dishes. Food portions are ample, service is very good, ambience is decent. A good place for neighborhood food, groups, etc.

Thank Bart C
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174 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a family restaurant and great Mexican food. You can taste the freshness. Just taste the guacamole... Most people are heavy on the salt for flavor, they didn't, it was fresh and just smooth. Great stuff. And they have lots of things I haven't seen in other Mexican restaurants. Molcajete in a traditional stone serving bowl. Some might think gimmicky... More 

Thank D C
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a decent ambience and mind blowing Mexican food. Their enchiladas and chile relleno leave an after taste that makes it unforgettable. Love this place!

Thank ChaKum
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was by far the best Mexican I've had this year. Service was great, the place was bright, clean and welcoming. The food was fantastic.

Thank bcomerford66
Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Arriving to San Mateo after a long journey I need to have a quick diner. The Staff is friendly - The food is typical Mexican but good quality. I was served promptly and efficient

Thank Rene B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited El Sinaloense on a busy Friday night. We loved everything about our experience- the atmosphere was fun, our service was personal, and the food was delicious, fresh, and plentiful. We will be regularly returning.

Thank Amanda P
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164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

We all had different dishes, celupas , quesadillas, tapas and margheritas. All the selections were extremely well prepared, not greasy, and cooked to perfection. My wife and I had two regular margheritas and rest if the family, water. This is the second time we come here and it is always a great experience. The place is small and seating is... More 

Thank Mauro1990
Glendale, Arizona
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Based on a customer recommendation my colleague and I went there for dinner. Starting with the Margaritas, tremendously flavorful and complex. The ceviche is supposed to be their signature dish and we can agree this is the case. Perfectly seasoned, ample portion and very flavorful. The specialty of the house is seafood and the prawns were both jumbo and cooked... More 

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164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

All four of us had a fantastic time here. Each dish that was ordered was done with quality. Salsa and chips were provided as soon as we were sat at our table and we were able to order within 5 minutes. Everything was done in a very timely manner. We will definitely come back.

Thank Mauro1990
Akureyri, Iceland
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Best food I've had on my trip through San Francisco and San Mateo. Got the Tostatas and Burrito and both were very good. Yum.

Thank simmisoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-345-1180

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