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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

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201 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
+1 650-877-8245
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Penn Yan
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on the recommendation of the staff at the hotel we were staying at. It was easily "walkable" which we appreciated and the menu looked interesting. We were not disappointed with the food but did feel it was a little bit pricy for the serving size of the dishes we ordered - could be that we are... More 

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Thank Susan B
Mendoza, Argentina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide selection of great Mexican food + draft beer. Excellent service. Also allow you to substitute rice and beans for a huge salad.

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Thank babwedog
Crested Butte, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Food, drinks, and staff provide an always consistent and provide an exquisite dining experience. When I'm in Palo Alto I will always dine at Celia's at least once. .

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Thank rancetshields
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have tried several other Celia's Restaurants in the Bay Area and the San Bruno continues to be my favorite, which is especially convenient, since I live around the corner. The service at San Bruno has always been consistent and on-point. The food is always abundant and tasty. I have never had anything negative to say about this location, although... More 

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San Bruno, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It was back to school night and we had a sitter so we went for a drink and some appetizers. We ordered the combo appetizer plate and it was meh, happy hour special, what do you expect? The chips and guacamole were decent. Drink(s) make the average tolerable. I've eaten here plenty of times with the family, the food is... More 

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Thank Rob F
Isela A, Manager at Celia's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Im sorry to hear about your appetizer not being up to par. i would like to know how we could make it better. Did it need to be hotter, how can we make it a great happy hour deal? More 

New York City, New York
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

As a Bay Area native, I've been eating at Celia's Palo Alto for years. Now that I live elsewhere, I recently flew through SFO on my way home and ate at Celia's San Bruno on my layover. While the restaurant is located in rather a desolate stretch of El Camino, the service was lovely, the food was just as good... More 

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Thank YankBritKiwi
Isela A, Manager at Celia's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by. More 

San Bruno, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The food is pretty good and the service is very good. They have a full bar with $2 happy hour assorted appetizer platter. Taco Tuesday promos. You can get a shot and a beer (Corona and high end tequila) for $11. Parking lot is small, but there is parking on El Camino Real. On certain days, they have live Mariachis... More 

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Thank rubyprivate
Isela A, Manager at Celia's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review!!! More 

California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Depending on which Celias you visit the food is not consistent. I ate at the one in San Bruno. Service was OK but the Celias in San Mateo is much better.

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Thank homy
Isela A, Manager at Celia's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Im sorry you feel this way. I came from the Celia's on peninsula and i really am trying to keep the consistency going. Please let me know what you had for dinner and i can definitely keep an eye on the chef's and cooks. Thank you for your review!!! More 

Novato, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

great service and a large menu of drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Big screen TV's showing ongoing sports events and Olympics.

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Thank Suzanne E
Isela A, Manager at Celia's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!!! More 

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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Celia's has a full menu and I always enjoy the Tortilla Soup, enchilada, rice and beans. The house salsa is delicious and the guacamole is also great! They have Taco Tuesday and the place is always welcoming. It is a local favorite. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique spot.

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Thank D. N
Isela A, Manager at Celia's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for that awesome review!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-877-8245

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?