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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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1 Vivian St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4723
(415) 456-8190
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Larkspur, California
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great authentic Mexican food at Celia's. Excellent enchiladas, and great beans. If you are in the neighborhood don't miss out!

Thank Colleen K
Corte Madera, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We go to this restaurant 2-3 times a month. The food is good and at a reasonable price. Where they really excel is their service. Have never had a bad experience. I can't emphasize how nice the employees are. What I especially like is how willing they are to accommodate your tastes and make changes or substitutions to their menus.... More 

Thank Ed-93443
San Rafael, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Good food. Great service. Good prices. My favorite "rice and beans" restraunt. Many happy memories here

Thank 476valeriek
Oakland, California
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

Thank bazi43
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

Thank David T
San Rafael, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank TheTruth415
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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!

Thank Paul D
Palm Beach, FL
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 

Thank Traveler33418
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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.

Thank MarinGypsy
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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

Thank frankww123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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

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