Celia's Mexican Restaurant
3740 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (974) 832-7384
Fax Number: (650) 843-0641
Celia's Mexican Restaurant - Palo Alto
Celia's Palo Alto
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
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
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.
01/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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 acceptable.....do yourself a favor and to elsewhere.............
06/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/23/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.
03/18/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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!
08/22/2003Provided by Citysearch -
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.