Sinaloa Cafe

4.2
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40 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
We Opened as "Club Sinaloa" In 1960 As A dance club and bar. Our parents, Adolfo & Mary Pena, never dreamed It would turn Into A family tradition lasting over 50 years. As it was, patrons stayed late and ate tacos and burritos before leaving which encouraged us to expand our kitchen, dining room and menu.

We’ve always used the freshest produce and the highest quality of meats to prepare our famous meals . come on in and see our New place, meet some friends or get some great take-out.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.2
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3.7
ambience
4.1
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Randy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the carnitas which were delicious. Great flavor across the plate and the margaritas were very good as well.
Always enjoy it at Sinaloa.

LD
LezaD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve come here numerous times and we love it! It gets loud on the weekends, but we never wait long to be sat. Good spot for dates, friends, family or just to get out for any reason.

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SusieS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sinaloa. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentines dinner with my hubby ❤️

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RoseannR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Sat in their large room on the side and it was very difficult to hear eachother and to get service for drinks, order food, even the check! We had to ask 3 times for the check. The food was good but I wouldn't go back unless it was a weekday early afternoon.

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dianne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were a party of five. They sat us in the large open room. There were several large groups celebrating birthdays, etc. Very, very loud, could not hear people talking at our table. Next time, I'm going to request we sit in the front entrance area near the bar. Much more quiet there. Service was good, waiter attentive. Food was very good, it was "fresh."

JC
JoanneC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Made reservations for my mothers 82nd birthday and was advised when we arrived the only available seating for a party of 6 was outside. Even though they had outdoor heaters; it was cold. Not what we were expecting with reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food ...they had a line dancing class

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vipRoadWarrior
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service. Excellent Fajitas with very tender steak. Good beer selection and outstanding Margaritas

LG
LindaG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very noisy kids rolling around on the floor will not return!!!

DC
DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always the best Margaritas in Morgan Hill. The Shrimp Burrito and Super chicken Nachos are awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Kind of shocked that they were out of sour cream when we asked for it and yet when the enchiladas arrived there was white sauce that looked a lot like sour cream. Very odd indeed. Margaritas though are fantastic !

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toofull2mention
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great authentic Mexican food, in a warm fun environment.

MA
MaryAnnW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waitress was soo pushy. She rushed us repeatedly. Her primary goal seem to be how to get us in and out as fast as possible, although half the tables were open.

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Goofyskitchen
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was ready and waiting for us. The Menu had something for everyone, including picky kids. Food was served hot and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Traditional California style Mexican
Fresh and served hot
Great sangria and margaritas!
Delish Guacamole
Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food is serve so small for the price. Side Salad is like a spoon full
Rice like 2 tablespoon
Not going back there ever!!

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We decided to give this restaurant a second chance after receiving terrible service a few years ago. We were very relieved that our server was so wonderful! The food was good, but their prices are a little high for what you get.

DM
DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We've been several times. This time all of us complained about the same thing: the food was so salty it was nearly inedible. We had enchiladas, Chile Colorado, burritos, etc. Maybe it was a bad sauce.

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vipRoadWarrior
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The service was excellent. The salsa was good and spicy. The food has really improved from a couple of months ago just after it came under new management. It is much cleaner than the old days and the drinks are outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Had heard very mixed reviews but it was good. Outstanding margaritas.

DT
DeniseT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food has improved since we last ate there 8 months ago.

DB
vipDougB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Sinaloa has become too expensive for what it is. LaHacienda in Gilroy has better food for the price and it offers a similar atmosphere.

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MorganHillDiner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Every part of my combination except the chicken taco was very very spicy. Had not had that before. It would be helpful on the menu is something indicated level of heat. Love to try new things on the menu even after going to Sinaloa for many years. Love the bigger dining room for more quiet.. nice that the bar area which is very noisy but fun for groups or happy hour is separate. Everything very high quality.

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CraigK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food a Sinaloa was very good, but the drinks were even better

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vipTCT1
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My daughter and I stopped by for a quick Mexican meal to let traffic subside after a day at the hospital

We were seated immediately. Then I ordered a don Julio on the rocks. What arrived? A margarita okay. Sent it back. What arrived next was a tremendously watered down shot. Not what I ordered.

Then we ordered nachos with vegetarian beans. The waitress made a point to clarify the type of beans. What arrived? Nachos with chicken! Sent that back.

After all was sorted the nachos were fine; a bit salty but fine.

I would not visit this restaurant again. Might have been an off night. They were busy but it was only 6:45 on a Friday night. Management should be able to anticipate volume of customers and staff accordingly if that is what the issue was

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Grkgdus
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cameron was our waiter and he was awesome. Great service. He was on point with everything.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food , great service

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Marz
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great, food much better this visit. Our waiter this last Thursday, young man, was super.

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Guest
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We really wanted Sinaloa to be good. Service was awful. Sat over 20 mins with just our waters. Food was OK. The prices went up significantly and didn't match the quality IMO our bill was $60 for the 3 of us. Tacos & burritos. No drinks (only our waters, lol) No alcohol. Live and learn.

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vipmeagain
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Food was excellent. Chips and water we're refilled frequently without needing to be requested. Took forever for waitress to take our order and then even longer for the food to come. The noise level was unbearable. Will not return

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LenD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent, and the service very good. I'll definitely return.

RB
vipRonaldB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They were overwhelmed with the amount of business on July 3rd. Horrible service and mediocre food. Will not be back.

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vipRoadWarrior
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

New management has really made a difference. Better menu, much better service and clean. We had all but given up on Sinaloa but, when we saw that they were on Open Table, we knew we should try again. We are glad we did.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Music in the main dining area would be nice. It's a bit too quite and you can hear everyone talking and eating.

Music soothes the mood.

Thank you!

RF
RetiredFolks
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service.

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vipEstar
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not just a Mexican restaurant with good food, my husband ordered the $20 ribeye steak which was well seasoned and totally worth the price and that's on the daily menu! Iwe will be back for that ribeye again!

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Julienne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Below average Mexican food for above average prices. The service was good but the food was not.

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Mirla
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food was good ol' home cooked Mexican and the portions were generous. However, it was Valentine's Day and the restaurant had done nothing special to make the atmosphere cozier or intimate. Bright lights, several TVs on the bar and table areas on, and I had to practically yell at the bartender to let her know we were there as we weren't acknowledged by anyone, even when only 5 tables were full. The Margarita recommended by the waitress - who was lovely - was not good yet we were charged for it. Not a big deal, but it would have been nice to have it replaced with a better one. Better for every dining and not for special occasions.