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Celia's Mexican & American

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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
(650) 343-5886
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are from Nashville, TN and have always received white questions dip when ordering cheese dip however this time we received our cheese dip with beans! YUMMY!!!

Thank Jacqueline H
San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have dined with just one person and also a large group for a party. Always busy. Normally loud. Service good. Food good. Large party service was slow but expected.

Thank dcs1755
Burlingame, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margaritas are great. I like all the dishes there. Food comes quickly after ordering.They have a Mariachi group on certain nites. You'll have to call for which.

Thank radmarc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Overall food is okay/good depending on the dish. Service is good. There are many Mexican restaurants in the area. I would try others before going back.

Thank Susan B
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Local Mexican food: not inspired and a little pricey for their product but large portions. Family atmosphere, very clean and has a full bar. There is little or no parking except on the street.

Thank McTrix
San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Good family restaurant , with good food & location. Been here for birthday parties, work parties too. Margaritas very good!!!

Thank Laurie H
San Mateo Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

At the end of our block so the restaurant of our choice for any occasion or just to "eat out". My favorite is Chili Rellano with refried beans because it is mild but tasty. Each family member (daughter and her family and friends) has a favorite after many years eating here. We have favorite tables depending on the size of... More 

Thank Goldig
Burlingame, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Love to go here with my family - spacious booths, great service, and yummy food! With meat eaters, veggie eaters, and vegan besides, we are able to get what we want and enjoy sitting together and eating, laughing and even enjoying music certain nights. Can be crowded, but is to be expected with a great night out. Recommend to friends... More 

Thank Robin M
San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had a festive family birthday celebration with 9 people and the staff was really attentive all through dinner. We ordered a mix of entrees, including the special flank steak with sauteed bell peppers & onions, Camaronés & red sauce and chicken burritos and all were good - served hot and taste is fresh. We ate appetizers, bowls of chips... More 

Thank WanderlustHigh
san francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Celia's is within stumbling distance of my home. I like going there to watch sporting events. Happy hour with the complimentary apps used to be our favorite. I think they've discontinued that now. Still, for a chain, it's a warm, cozy local place. The food is always consistent and drinks are good.

Thank maggie s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 343-5886

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