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La Penca Azul

1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
+1 510-769-9110
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (20 reviews)
“street tacos” (9 reviews)
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1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I'm still wondering why I didn't get up and leave- Waited to place my order, waited for my food, waited to pay.... the server was about as inattentive as I have ever seen in a restaurant. Never was served a drink and she didn't bring...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here for a late lunch. Everything was delicious. The service was great and the portions were huge. I ordered the smaller portion for the enchilada, And I ended up taking half of it home. Very pleased with our lunch. We will definitely eat there...More

Thank isilwath
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had the best time here. Cold Dos Equis in Big chilled beer mugs. The potato skins were out of this world. Everyone loved their food. It was super lively and busy. It took a bit to get the drinks, but the food was fast...More

Thank peacebeerlove
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

went for dinner. long wait for a table (tgey were very busy). Finally sat down and server walked past. We waited. Walked past 3 more times while we tried to get eye contact and order. After 15 minutes, we walked out. We have eaten here...More

Thank larryjw1
Reviewed 16 January 2018 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 16 January 2018 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 12 January 2018 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 7 January 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

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