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LA Pinata

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904 Rose St, Hayward, CA 94541-2632
+1 510-538-9967
10:00 - 03:00
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Hayward, CA.
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at La Pinata is excellent in every respect. It is delicious, hot, presented in a tempting and attractive manner. Also, they offers appetizers that are equally tantalizing, and delicious.

Thank CathyNElvisTCB
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We ate here after a full day on the softball fields. Very warm day and no Ac inthe front room of the restaurant. Thank goodness our large party was seating in the back room with functioning air. Food was very good. Very affordable and great service.

Thank Teri S
Huntington Beach, California
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210 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Was very surprised to enjoy authentic and delicious Mexican food on our visit to the East Bay. We had a dog on our trip so we decided to order take out and eat at a relatives home. I had the tacos, rice and beans, but the chile rellenos looked really good. Great hole in the wall find!

Thank Famluv2travel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Consistently real good food. The staff are very friendly and the service is quick. I love this place because it taste good all the time.

Thank Machead1964
Miami Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Visiting family in Hayward and they took me here - proverbial hole in the wall which also does a HUGE take-out business (always a good sign!). Total bill was $60 including tax. We all had platters, taco, burrito, etc., but I saw several "regulars" who had huge bowls of soup in front of them, so that's what I will order... More 

Thank Marty M
Castro Valley, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This is the best. Chile relleno, enchiladas, soups, tamales, burittos and much more. Small but personal. Family friendly. In my opinion food is the best of all La pinatas. If you want night life and a bar then go to the San Leandro one. But for food this is number one.

Thank Jaynee C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Food is bloody brilliant here, if you are in town don't miss out on a chance to have THE best Mexican fare there is!!!

Thank J9933LUjonathanh
SF Bay Area
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209 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

My niece brought me here for lunch after she told me that her husband would come here to satisfy his chips and salsa run and that it is one of their go-to Mexican restaurants. I can see why, food was generous and tasty. Yes, before we left, she bought chips and salsa to go. After all of these years that... More 

Thank jpanda168
Oakland, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

This Hayward neighborhood spot offers a colorful atmosphere for a small group or couple to enjoy classic Mexican fare. There parking but maybe a short wait for the limited number of tables available.

Thank ReillyRN
Big Bear Lake, California
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162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

While on my last stay in Hayward I did a Google search for Mexican restaurants there. I didn't use Trip Advisor (shame on me), but another site which had glowing reviews for this small (and I do mean small!) Mexican restaurant just off of Mission Blvd. in Hayward. The restaurant only has about ten tables, so plan on getting there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 904 Rose St, Hayward, CA 94541-2632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: +1 510-538-9967

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