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La Penca Azul

) #5 of 199 Restaurants in Alameda $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
+1 510-769-9110
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“burrito” (19 reviews)
“street tacos” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1440 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501-4510
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 22 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 22 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 28 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 26 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
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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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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