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La Penca Azul

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1440 Park St (at Santa Clara Avenue)
Alameda, CA 94501
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(510) 769-9110
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La Penca Azul - Alameda, CA
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La Penca Azul - Alameda, CA
La Penca Azul - Alameda, CA
La Penca Azul - Alameda, CA
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Best

I love, love, love the food here. I could drink their salsa as it soooo good. The service is always top notch. After being a frequent patron for the past 12 years ( Both La Pin...

Worst

I go here every once in a while. It's very busy and the bartenders are only nice to their friends, it seems.

Bay Area's Best Mexican Food! 10/4/2011

I love, love, love the food here. I could drink their salsa as it soooo good. The service is always top notch. After being a frequent patron for the past 12 years ( Both La Pinata & La Penca Azul) I can honestly say I am still in love with this place. more

Standard Mexican Fare 3/14/2010

So, the chips and salsa are really good here, and the atmosphere is fun... The service was slow throughout the whole meal. It took a long time for us to order, and a long time to get the check. Then, it took a long time to get them to take the payment for the check - over 15 minutes before they took our cards. I ordered the vegetarian chimichanga. The menu said the veg option would be full of onions, zucchini, etc. It was mostly just rice inside (which I already had on my plate) . There were itty-bitty pieces of veggies, but it was nothing like I was expecting. All of the food we ordered was standard Mexican-American fare. Pretty good but nothing unique - and in huge portions. One of my dinner companions got the hamburger. A strange place for a burger, I know - but he said it was pretty good. Pros: Good chips and salsa, nice atmosphere, half orders are HUGE! Cons: ""vegeterian"" choice is rice, disorganized service more

200 types of tequila, what else needs to be said? 6/10/2009

A great place to hang out with a bunch of friends or take your special little lady to. Their food is amazing. I always get the Steak Fajitas. I've made it a personal mission to try all 200 tequilas they serve before the end of 2009. I'll keep you guys posted on that. Pros: Great food, Great Service, Great Environment more

Up to date on trends in tequila: Hacienda de los Diaz is promoted this month and ITS GREAT 12/20/2008

Tequilas are what *really* make dining at La Pinata special. Not many Mexican places have that many tequilas--and a staff that knows something about most of them. And their selection expands as they find new high-quality products; their recently added ""Hacienda de los Diaz"" is a flavor to remember; the best 'reposado' I have ever tried. more

watch out for the margaritas 11/21/2007

I go here every once in a while. It's very busy and the bartenders are only nice to their friends, it seems. more

Good Solid Mexican, great hours! 2/7/2007

They have some specialty dishes I've never tried, and some I have. I love the Birria on the weekends.... more

Muy Bueno 11/20/2006

I have never had a bad dish at La Pinata III. Nor have I had a bad drink. The service is quick, the food is delicious, and the atmospher is fun. For those of you who swear by menudo for a hangover cure then this is a must. The burritos are filling and the margarita's come in large and small. It's always a good time at La Pinata III. Pros: Good food, good people, good value Cons: Always a wait more

Go to one of the other locations 11/18/2006

We got much better service at the locaiton in Fremont & didn't have to stand in a crowded hallway for an hour for a table. Pros: good food Cons: CROWDED! with nowhere to wait for your table when it's busy more

FAMOSO LOVE 3/26/2006

Don't ask for a menu. You don't need it. LIsten up kiddo's all you have to say is ""one Famoso please"". That's right the ""Famoso"" burrito is the size of a human head and if you finish it you will experience the ""famoso sweats"". For an extra buck I recommend asking for carne asada. For under $7.00 you get pure happiness. Tell them T-BONE sent you and you may get seated quickly. Pros: Inexpensive, Quick Service, Fun Atmosphere Cons: Parking can be tough, Get's crowded more

Everything you look for in a restaurant 6/11/2005

When the chips and salsa are addicting - you know anything on the menu will surely win you over. Generous portions of consistenly delicious food in a spacious atmosphere with fast and friendly service are all reasons why this place is an absolute crowd pleaser. And those crowds do flock so plan on getting there a little early. more

we go here frequently 3/20/2005

we live in alameda. we go here once or twice a week. sometimes theres a 10 minute wait when its busy.sometimes its a bit noisy.the food is consistently good,basic fare. last nite i tried a 'special' entree.it was so-so.my best advise...stick with the basic items.enchiladas,combo dinner,dont get fancy. they do the basics well, and the special entrees are so-so.its not a gourmet restaurant.its good basic mexican.my margarita last nite was ok,not potent.my date was ok, a little dull around the edges.(smiles) more

BEST MEXICAN ANYWHERE! 10/16/2002

My husband and I lived in Alameda for 4 years and ate at La Pinata at least once a week, if not more often. It was a mainstay especially when we had our first baby - the take out is just as good as eating in the restaurant! Chips and salsa are incredible. The fajitas are to die for - they are so big you could never finish it in one setting. I could get about 3 meals out of one order. They have onions, peppers, tomatoes, lots of cilantro - it's making me hungry just thinking of it! And the rice and beans are amazing! The hours also are great - 7 AM to 3 AM, so anytime you're hungry - you're all set!!! Pros: Great hours, Incredible food Cons: Crowded on weekends more

Great Value! 9/3/2002

Great value for the food you get. Quick and good service. The chips and salsa are excellent. more

10 6/26/2002

This place is fabulous. The food is delicious and the drinks are plentiful. It is my fave mexican place, and I am picky! Pros: inexpensive, good parking, local spot more
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  • For over 20 years La Pi?ata Mexican Restaurants have been the favorite Bay Area destination for food, service and festive ambience. The Guzman Family invites you to experience it yourself by visiting one of our six family owned locations in Hayward, San...

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  • Traditional Mexican fare plus bar with more than 200 types of tequila; try the lunch specials and Sunday brunch.

  • 5/17/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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    Daily 7am-3am
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