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La Penca Azul

) #6 of 200 Restaurants in Alameda ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
+1 510-769-9110
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (19 reviews)
“street tacos” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
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Reviews (198)
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No major complaints, but LPA is also nothing special. Decent Mexican food. I sat at the bar and that was fine. Had the carne asada burrito. Here are my 5 by 5 rating notes. Five stars (*) is best: 1) Food Quality: *** 2) Service...More

Thank JC A
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Generous portion , the chips are crisp and light the salsa is smokey and rich in flavor. They pack the condiments in separately so as not to arrive home with a mushy plate of tortilla chips. Just ask for extra salsa. Mmmm. A little pricey...More

Thank Brian Z
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The food here has gotten worse over the years but that said... it's still okay! Some dishes are better than others... the dining room could use a serious deep clean as there's dust on almost everything decorative! The street tacos are great as are the...More

Thank Juggernauttraveler
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you're looking for something to eat after the roll up the sidewalks here in Alameda, head for La Penca Azul. The place will be jumping. Their Mexican specialties are great, and they pride themselves on their extensive selection of tequilas. My late night favorite...More

Thank mriesen2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You can be a couple, family, or a large group, and you will receive the same friendly, enthusiastic service! The food has a very authentic, well spiced, with filling dishes. I had a combination plate, and knew I had too much great tasting food. My...More

Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
Reviewed 29 April 2017

6 hungry Aussies staying close by went searching for a late night snack and found this great location. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service was great. We had the standard Mexican fare and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Linc M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I've been to this restaurant several times now since I live in Alameda. I usually come with a large group of people. They make great margaritas! The Mexican food is pretty good and served generously on large colorful plates.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Very good food. I had the chile colorado, not too spicy but good flavor. Daughter had the mango chicken bowl. Very good, spicy. Pineapple margarita, delish. This place has what looks to be 100 tequilas. Service was good at first but slow as it got...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

this restaurant went through some changes in the family- now having said that I have found that when a restaurant changes hands I'm done food changes and not for the better (not true here) the menu has never changed at all and the chefs cook...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Food always very fresh, hot and served expeditiously. You can finish a meal in 30 mins but enjoy the atmosphere

Thank Joel P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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