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La Penca Azul

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
+1 510-769-9110
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (8 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“chimichanga” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is very good here. Let's start with the complimentary chips and salsa. The chips were nice and crispy and still warm. The salsa had just the right amount of kick. I ordered a shredded chicken burrito and al pastor street taco and fried...More

Thank KCaliforniatraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La penca Azul remains my favorite Mexican restaurant in the East Bay. Maybe even best in the Bay Area. Food and service are consistently good. Family-owned. Staff work their butts off.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big, popular Mexican eatery that caters to a diverse crowd. Lots of great cocktail and booze options, tasty large serves and excellent service.

Thank discerning t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a good Mexican restaurant in Alameda, La Penca is the place to go! The service is fast, food is delicious and the drinks are well made. Also, they text notify you the your table is ready during busy times. Pretty cool!

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We dropped in for a quick bit. Service was decent and overall good food. Beware...the burritos are enormous...enough for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We tried a variety of dishes and everyone was happy. No complaints.

Thank whollows
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I cannot testify to the park st. venue, BUT the bay farm island is EXCELLENT...our son worked there briefly and it became our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE place to go for extraordinary mexican food....fabulous presentation, fast and friendly service...not another squashed beans and rice place. LOVE shredded...More

Thank NOEL M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The food is very ordinary but the margaritas are good. And it is expensive for ordinary Mexican food.

Thank Peter_Big_Pete_K
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good and its right on the channel. Our server was real quick with drinks and food. The chips and salsa were delicious!

Thank ocjax
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very tasty, large portions. Chips were fresh and super good! The restaurant is casual, good for families.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

La Penca is the go-to place for breakfast lunch and dinner for locals and visitors alike. Their weekend brunch is amazing! They have American and Mexican options, and a huge lunch buffet on weekends with endless Mimosa options. They are also open late night so...More

Thank Dianah R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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