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El Sinaloense

1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
+1 650-345-1180
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
“tortillas” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1622 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402-2445
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This might be the best restaurant in San Mateo: consistently great food, friendly service, and fun atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A full menu featuring a lot of genuine Mexican dishes, and in particular a range of seafood dishes. Food portions are ample, service is very good, ambience is decent. A good place for neighborhood food, groups, etc.

Thank Bart C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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