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Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant

4.0
4
13 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
The menu at Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant in San Carlos, California specifically focuses on cuisine from the northern part of that country. This mostly means seafood. For example, there�s the ceviche de pescado, which is fresh fish marinated in lemon juice and covered in Peruvian spices with Peruvian corn, sweet potatoes, corn nuts and red onions on the side. However, if you�re not a fan of seafood Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant still has plenty to enjoy. The causa de pollo is mashed potatoes with eggs, avocado, chicken, green peas and mayonnaise. Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant even serves Inca Kola, which is a popular soft drink in Peru.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, South American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Sunday: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Phone number
    (650) 591-1133
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Armando Cordova
  • Catering
    We are happy to bring our authentic Peruvian cuisine to you for parties of 75 or more. Just give us a call to discuss menu and pricing.
  • Neighborhood
    San Carlos
  • Cross street
    Old Country Road
  • Parking details
    Free parking for our customers in our own private parking lot.
  • Public transit
    We are only 1 block from the San Carlos stop of CalTrain. You may also take SamTrans bus #295 to the Holly / El Camino Real stop and walk 2 blocks to the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Call us to find out when we will be hosting special guest performers.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 13 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3Ambience

NoiseModerate

13 Reviews
  1. MattD

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you like Perivian food, this is a great local find. The place has lots of charm and a great staff. Give it a try!

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  2. Chowhound

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but seemed too dry. The special donuts dessert was outstanding, but it would have been nice if we could have ordered it early in the meal because it took about 15 minutes to prepare.

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  3. etknox

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was the first time our group had ever been to Emelina's. The appetizers and entrees we had were awesome and delicious. Service was a little slower than we like and had to get back to the office, otherwise, we probably would've stayed for dessert. Our group will definitely be back.

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  4. JHer

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First time eating Peruvian food... Server was enthusiastic about explaining how food was prepared. Ambiance is basic for a little strip mall.. Very good service

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  5. Jeff

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely friendly service. Lomo Saltado was terrific. Friend had Arroz con mariscos and loved it. Will return.

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  6. livetoeat

    San Francisco

    226 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2012

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    A big disappointment on Valentine's Day. Too! Brightly lit....too loud and the majority of the staff spoke no English. The menu was extensive featuring seafood ..we ordered a mixed seafood stew dish that was tasteless and totally uninteresting. The cheviche appetizer was good ....but we ordered it " mild " and it was almost too hot to eat. A huge contrast from the main dish in it's bland ordinariness. We will definitely not be back. Ugh.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2012

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We found this restaurant on yelp and decided to try something different. The food especially the ceviche was very tasty. The portions were decent size except for the beef appetizer. We were not sure what to expect. It turned out to be just two skewers of beef. The service was lacking. There appeared to be a language barrier between us and the waiter. We had to ask numberous times for water and our check. Even though the restaurant was not crowded it took a while for the food to come out. All in all it was an average dining experience. I'm not sure that I would go back, but glad I did try it out.

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  8. me22

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    charming family operated restaurant; food is good and folks are friendly; very, very informal

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emalina's was such a delight! Good on your pocket book and also for your taste buds! The portions were huge...you can definitely take a "to go container" for later. I went with a large group and everyone loved it! We'd go back again - anytime!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here was amazing and the staff was great! The restaurant is not fancy, but very comfortable and clean. The food was incredible!

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Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 591-1133.

Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Emelina's Peruvian Restaurant

1065 Holly St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Old Country Road
  • Neighborhood
    San Carlos
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Sunday: 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, South American
  • Dining style
    Home Style
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking for our customers in our own private parking lot.
  • Public transit
    We are only 1 block from the San Carlos stop of CalTrain. You may also take SamTrans bus #295 to the Holly / El Camino Real stop and walk 2 blocks to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Armando Cordova
  • Entertainment
    Call us to find out when we will be hosting special guest performers.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 591-1133
  • Catering
    We are happy to bring our authentic Peruvian cuisine to you for parties of 75 or more. Just give us a call to discuss menu and pricing.
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