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11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4916
+1 530-587-3516
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Truckee, CA
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359 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its been awhile since we've eaten here and Mexican food sounded good. Not sure if we should have "waited" to be seated but for some reason our waiter was not happy with us. With that said the best part about La Bamba is consistently good Mexican food. I tried the Tex Mex chicken salad and it was very tasty. Not... More 

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Thank ggintruckee
Corte Madera, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have eaten here for years. Family run classic Mexican restaurant. Our best choice for Mexican food in Truckee, CA.

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Thank Sheldon S
Napa, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the pico de gallo and chips. We had the tortilla soup, tinga, chimichangas and veggie burrito. All we're very tasty! Service friendly and efficient.

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Thank MrsNapaValley
Oakland, California
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1,098 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you want affordable traditional Mexican food in a friendly atmosphere, this is the place. Low prices. Full bar. But don't expect any frills.

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Thank Thomas V
Singapore, null, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Came with the family of 5. Staff is very friendly. Portions a little too big for our kids but overall the ambience, the staff make it a solid option for a night out.

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Thank Philippe L
Mount Kisco, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We always have at least one family dinner here while we're in Truckee. The menu is pretty varied, portions are generous and the staff is friendly. I usually like the chicken mole, but they were out, so they fixed me a grilled chicken breast with some mole sauce, which was actually very good. We had a party of 7, our... More 

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Thank tcbueti
carefree,az.
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A fairly typical low key Mexican restaurant with a great family feel. Service is fast and super friendly with a smile. Good fresh ingredients with delicious seasonings and sauces. Full bar with tasty Margaritas ofcourse. Nothing fancy here folks just quality and very fair prices too.

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Thank Boulder1965
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

La Bamba is to be avoided at all costs. Atmosphere felt dirty and hot. Food was inedible. Chicken dish was sparse of chicken and had tomatoes instead. Tortillas were dry, beans were bland. Only good thing was the Margaritas.

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Port Saint Lucie
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The owners, Carmen and Luis, are great owners. They run a very family-oriented organization. Very comfortable environment. Excellent margaritas !! Good home-made food. Great Mom & Pop Joint !!!

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Thank renobill09
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

So friendly you wonder if you have been there before. All the traditional items on the menu, fresh and delicious. Can't say enough about the family that runs it. Margaritas are a must!

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Thank PineApplePlum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-587-3516

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