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La Pinata

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Mexican, Southwestern
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475 South Drake Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
+1 269-382-6642
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09:00 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

good quality ingredients is the biggest thing to me. Not Gorden food packaged stuff. We have been here many times and every time i am satisvfied with the service and food. Highly recommend trying the chicken chimichanga or ranchero burrito.

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Thank Mike S
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

My wife and I dine here often but have not rated the restaurant. Decided it was about time. We ate there 1/24/17 and both of us had the combo meal which was delicious and consisted of two choices of entrees, rice and salad. The food was hot and excellent and the service was outstanding. Prices are very good for the... More 

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Thank wwhlh
kalamazoo
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48 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've been there several times. Usually ordering the fajitas. Last time I paid nearly $30 for a double order. When I got it home, it was basically the same as for a regular order - barely enough to serve two people. When I called, the person who answered insisted it was double, wouldn't even talk about it. You know what,... More 

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Thank kalamazootwinmom
Allegan County, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We try to get there once a month. The service is usually good but we do try and avoid the peak hours. The portions are generous the drink reasonably priced.

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Thank Larry B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The service was prompt and polite, attentive without being overbearing. I ordered a top shelf margarita and a tamale with an enchilada. It was all bland, even the margarita. My husband's chimichanga was excellent. If we were to go to this restaurant again, we would not waste money on watered down "top shelf" drinks, and just order the chimichanga's with... More 

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Thank Cynbuy
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a fantastic meal. My margarita was amazing and you get so much food and it's so good it's hard not to eat it all. I had the beef enchiladas and they were great. It's a little off the beaten path which I love because I have never had a wait.

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Thank tasha1st1
Chicago, Illinois
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351 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A large menu, cheerful waiter and awesome food. We stopped in for lunch and had an excellent meal. The festive Mexican music was playing and our waiter told us all the specials. Everything was good. We will be back for more. Plus the drink specials looked awesome.

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Thank B W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We attempt to visit at least once a month. We always get the same dish, the nachos el carbón. The shrimp and beef are what sets this dish apart from any other nacho dish. The margaritas are simply delicious. I would go just for those, but they are potent, so be sure to eat something. :-)

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Thank Laura T
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

So many selections> The Del Mar Shrimp was wonderful. All of the people in our party loved their entries. The wait staff was exceptionally attentive.

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Thank Padali27
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Only two people seemed to be working in the restaurant attending to guests. Only a few tables were taken up so I'm not sure of the popularity of the restaurant. However, both people were warm, courteous, and checked on us multiple times. They brought us chips and salsa in the beginning. The chips were warm and seemed fresh (crunchy!), but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 03:00
Monday
09:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 03:00
Thursday
09:00 - 03:00
Friday
09:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 South Drake Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-6642

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