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Celia s Mexican Restaurants is a chain of family-owned and operated restaurants that offer a range of food and beverage items. It features a selection of home-style Mexican cuisine, salsa, enchiladas, tortillas, chicken dishes, combo packages, steaks and pork specialties. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner entrees that include a variety of appetizers, house specialties, hamburgers, tortillas, burritos, seafood salads, soups and dessert items. It also offers cocktails, soda, and wine and mocktail varieties, including tequila, margaritas and nonalcoholic drinks. In addition, it offers bar and banquet facilities for various parties and social events. Celia s Mexican Restaurants maintains a location in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Phone: (974) 832-7384

Fax Number: (650) 843-0641

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all major credit cards, master card, visa
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Barron Park

Celia's Mexican Restaurant - Palo Alto

Celia's Palo Alto

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Mexican Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, Take Out, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Nykkolette E.



I was very disappointed i went early in the day about 1130 on a Saturday not only was the food made poorly down to soggy tacos no crunch service was horrible had to pretty much get up and find my waiter evry time I needed anything down to a refill. No customer s either .I won't be coming back to this particluar celias.



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Very disappointing.

Very disappointing. Dishes that were described as ""Vegetarian"" are actually made with lard and rice that is cooked in chicken broth! Undoubtedly many vegetarians have eaten here without inquiring about this.
In addition, the service was mediocre, as was the food.
There are several much better Mexican restaurants in town - try Isabella's around the corner on Park off California.



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Happy Hour that is Bogus Hour

The sign said: ""Happy Hour in the Bar""..bueno, I thought. We had margaritas and main courses. The Margaritas were good...the carne asada was cardboard. The chips were incredibly greasy.

The surprise was on the check.....not really a Happy Hour...the drinks are all full price!...Evidently, there is a free appetizer only, and that wasn't offered to us. The ""manager"" said this is how it's been for 45 years.......ah, so that's why the ripoff is yourself a favor and to elsewhere.............



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Really, really terrible

This is easily the worst Mexican food I've ever purchased. The ""enchilada"" consisted of a large flour tortilla stuffed with cheese - including American cheese, for some reason - and paired up with just painfully terrible rice. Not fluffy, delicious, steamy arroz...hard, 'Rice-a-roni"" style flavorless rice. I'm 99% sure the salsa is made in a factory far far from here, and might even be Pace -- it is a cooked, roasted green chile salsa (a clue to me that it isn't house made) with zero heat, and without any merit. My wife ordered chicken fajitas, which were just plain bad. They had been far overcooked on a flat grill, with too much vegetable oil, and really no actual flavor. The onions and peppers were blackened and reduced to a paste. I know there are plenty of people out there who LOVE this place, and I really wanted to, as well...but it is just bad food, period. I honestly think you could do better by stopping at Safeway and picking up ingredients from the Mexican aisle.



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Celia's Beats out the Competitors!

I've been a loyal fan of Celia's for the past 16 years, and have eaten at 4 of their locations (the Peninsula Ave in Burlingame & the El Camino Real in Palo Alto are the best sites). The food is CONSISTANTLY good, the service is fast and friendly, and the prices are great! We've never had a bad meal at Celia's and will continue to return as long as they're in business. Keep up the good work! Gracias.



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Celia's is grrreat!

my girlfriend and i have lived in palo alto for a couple years and have been to tons of the restaurants around here. there's one place we ALWAYS go back to. CELIA'S IS THE BEST! the food is great, the service is great, and the ambiance is fun. highly recommended!



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Great Food!

This place has some of the best choices in Mexican Food at reasonable prices. It's both quantity AND quality food.

Downside is parking. Not a lot of it right at the restaurant and hard to get out of.



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Come on....

Celia's is a great place for a stiff margarita, and always a good place to hang out with a group, but it's not somewhere you go for the FOOD!? Good Mexican mole shouldn't taste like it comes from a bottle. Try Estrellita's, one block south of El Camino down the road in Los Altos. Now that's Mexican food.

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