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“You Can Get a Decent Meal Here”

Spanishtown Mexican Restaurant and Market
Ranked #62 of 97 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Cuisines: Mexican
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Half Moon Bay, California
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“You Can Get a Decent Meal Here”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I am an HMB local so I can rate this relative to other local restaurants. Spanishtown is a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food. It is not great food; it is not bad food. It is reasonably-priced food and if you order one of their combination dinners you will get a lot of it. This is the kind of place that has "regulars;" people who will eat here all the time. It is a place where you can bring the kids. Given all of the other places to eat in the area I could not in good conscience say to a visitor: "you have to eat here." If I had to recommend a Mexican restaurant I would recommend Cafe Capistrano which is on the next block. But I can honestly say I have never had a great meal nor a bad one here. Just average Mexican food. Oh, and BTW, "Spanishtown" was the original name of Half Moon Bay.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Francisco
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's not that great!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Very mediocre food - what makes this place so uninviting is the owner/ manager. Very snoooty and not at all friendly. Oh I guess that's why it "Spanish" Town and not "Mexican" Town! I haven't been there in over two years and I haven't missed it at all.

  • Visited January 2012
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fitch144693
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in HMB”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This place is a hidden gem! The menu offers a huge selection of authentic food and great drinks. The service was amazing.

  • Visited November 2012
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Boone, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Great food, good prices, excellent margaritas. Looks like a hole in the wall from outside but nicely deccorated inside and the service was outstanding. Highly reccommend.

Visited July 2012
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