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La Penca Azul

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
+1 510-769-9110
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (8 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“chimichanga” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 3 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
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

While in Alameda today with family, we set out to find a Mexican Restaurant my sister-in-law had eaten at when she was younger and lived in Alameda. Our party of 8 was quickly seated, waited on, and our order came out very quickly! They started...More

Thank SueTurf
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went their for dinner upon our arrival in the Bay Area. We went there on a recommendation from the people we were staying with in Oakland. We found free parking on the street, wait time wasn't long. A lot of options...More

Thank coachliston
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Three of us, I had 2 chicken tacos, my daughter had one beef taco. Both satisfied but my serving with rice and beans was too much, hers apparently just right. Fast service, good food, what more could you ask?

Thank teddybeeear
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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
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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, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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