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La Penca Azul

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1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510 (Formerly La Pinata III)
+1 510-769-9110
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Dublin, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming for years for the deep fired snapper, crab enchiladas and burritos the size of a small baby. A great deal of the staff have been here for years and they really treat you like family. They have an outrageous selection of tequila and a decent sized bar area. The wait can be long at times due to... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just good solid Texas Mexico with some interesting twists. Dig through the menu for some surprises. Darned good drinks as elk and lots of Tequila choices if you ate up for tasting different kinds

Thank Diana B
Panama City, FL
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The three guys manning the bar were going 90 miles an hour; scored bar stools late afternoon. Had happy hour carnitos tacos and "mini" chimichangas. More than enough for a meal. Only downside was all the people hovering for a seat. Bar food was 5-6 bucks. Great deal.

Thank clmfla
Castro Valley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great service. The greeting with fruit cocktail was impressive. Lots of parking in City lot behind.

Thank waynesb
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are two locations. One is on Park Street, and the one I enjoy is on Bay farm Island in the shopping center across from the library. Good Mexican food. I like to order a short order of tacos, enough to fill me up. Try their super burrito or spicey shrimp dishes. Good prices, great service.

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Alameda, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best huevos around in my opinion Served with rice and your choice of beans If you like spicier salsa just ask they will bring it. Huge tequilla selection and a great HH. .

Thank thundergayle
Alameda, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a frequent guest since 2003 when it was La Piñata. Menu is a bit huge! Salsa great, service generally great. 5 star rating for the category&expectation for a good Mexican meal. Great idea for weekend brunch while folks are lining up@Ole's across the street😊

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you like Mexican food, and are in Alameda! Great service, spectacular margaritas, and food that is unique and perfectly prepared! The fish meal I had was amazing. When I travel north from So. Cal. I will find a way to eat here again! Yummy!

Thank Kid1955
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great reviews for this restaurant were right. The food was fantastic and must stop when in the area.

1 Thank AnnSG
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan of the menu. Mostly greasy food. The place is fancy and very nice looking. It's in a beautiful location. My complaint is about the food. A hair came out in my food. The waiter was nice about it and offered me more food.

Thank Joanna_Carbajal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510 (Formerly La Pinata III)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-769-9110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?