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Celia's Mexican Restaurant

504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
+1 650-343-5886
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
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504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

attended a birthday party. had been there before. service & food always good. with a large party, every thing was slow. Difficult street parking as lot is very small. Owner Rafael very nice man.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been regulars at Celia's on Peninsula Ave. for 30 years! I love the Pollo en Crema. My kids like the Grande Burrito and my husband goes for the cheese enchiladas. Good food, good service, good ambiance. Fabulous Margaritas!

Thank Jeanne U
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You'll have a rough time trying to find better food, or Margarita's ANYWHERE else. 35+ years of the finest.

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 23 August 2016

There is a special every night of the week. Recommend the Carrne Asada on Thursdays, good drinks in the bar and sports on the TV's

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I used to enjoy this place frequently in the 90's. The past few visits have been far from pleasant. Each time, I have left in agonizing pain from heartburn! Food here has become saturated in fats and oil. I also would not be surprised to...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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
Reviewed 4 July 2016

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
Reviewed 18 May 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
Reviewed 11 May 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-1612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-5886
  • E-mail