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El Sinaloense

1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
+1 650-345-1180
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Tonight was an awesome dinner with my parents while on a quick overnight trip. We had the octopus in garlic butter and the ceviche with octopus based on a trip advisor review. We loved it all. The Flan for dessert and the salsa was great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cornyanalyst
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent burrito and fresh hot chips in a hidden gem. Service was excellent and quick for lunch enjoyed it so much returned for drinks after hours. Very friendly to the customers and enjoyed our time there! Highly recommend this restaurant and small bar area for...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank VOIGTjan
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I've been coming to this restaurant for over 5 years & have never had a bad meal. Everything I have ordered has been great, tasty with large portions. i try to order something I have never had before & it all has been great. The...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank michaelkT1957ZO
Reviewed 1 October 2017

my second time here, brought a Spanish speaking date and got better treatment this time. Waiter seemed disappointed that I didn't leave a bigger tip, not all Americans are wealthy. was impressed by the food.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank luggedsteel
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Lovely family restaurant with gigantic menu full of everyone's Mexican favorites, plus a number of Sinaloa (seafood) specialties. They are famous for the ceviche and there is almost an entire page to choose from. The restaurant is set up family style, with long tables in...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank James W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Can be very crowded but well worth the wait. Service can be spotty when busy or not busy. Just the nature of the place.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Expensive, slow and food was nothing special. On a Monday during lunch time, they had one guy as waiter, barman and cashier for the whole restaurant, with only two busboys. That made service incredibly slow. It's also overpriced: a cup of guacamole was $7.95. The...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Javier E
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Went for early cinco de mayo dinner and margaritas. Full bar and beer/wine. Great service, despite the crazy business of the evening. Has grilled fish filet with green sauce and cheese, with rice and veggies and tortillas. Husband had Mariscada Piaxtla, which is prawns cooked...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I'd like to go this place for its quality of food. I selected Fajias. The restaurant (decor), space and asmosphere are quite casual but I do not expect much for casual lunch and quick meal. The price is a bit high.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank LavenderQ
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really didn't expect to write this review at all. It's strange that this restaurant is rated high at all....the food is bland (weird for a Mexican restaurant) including the salsa. The service was beyond slow, and they messed up so many of the orders at...More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: +1 650-345-1180
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