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Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room

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Spanish, Tapas, Pasta
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Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (Main)
250-493-9768
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great service

The food was good but the service and the martini' are what made our experience a great one. The atmosphere was cozy and trendy and We look forward to our return based on the friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Viktorya1
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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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Penticton
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Eight of us went for my birthday dinner.I ordered a 8oz glass of B.C wine which is a costly$14.Two people had the seafood linguine and were not happy with the amount of scallops,etc .Two people ordered the chicken with mushrooms and alfredo sauce very skimpy on the chicken and sauce we had to order more sauce.I think they need to... More 

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food was good but the service and the martini' are what made our experience a great one. The atmosphere was cozy and trendy and We look forward to our return based on the friendly staff.

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Vancouver
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had the Eggplant Parmesan and it was fantastic. I'd been excited to see that they have rice pasta because I have a wheat sensitivity but I was disappointed. The rice pasta was over cooked and the Alfredo sauce was pretty bland

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quaint place. Looks like original décor and menus... Food was decent, service good, patio nice with a view. Recommended for a fun night out but not incredible. Recommend drinks and appy's. Charred Ceaser salad was very good along with the salt n pepper wings.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We ate here twice while staying at the hotel and loved it both times. Service is top-notch. Our favourite was the antipasto platter. DELISH!

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Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Horrible place to eat. Terrible service. The restaurant was empty, but was full with reservations ? 1 hour to wait for appetizers ??? Manager did nothing but avoid the situation.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our first night in Penticton and this was the perfect finish. Food was awesome. Service was extremely friendly and prompt. Prices were reasonable. View is incredible. Would definitely go back.

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Van City
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had dinner here for the first time on Canada Day and unfortunately it wasn't that great. I don't know maybe because it was Canada Day that's why the service was terrible and the food wasn't anything special. But really, that shouldn't be a valid excuse. The patio seemed stacked from what I could tell but the restaurant itself wasn't full... More 

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Golden, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great food, great service, and wonderful views of the lake. Well worth the visit. The staff are knowledgeable; they know the area, the food, and the libations. Good choice.

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The meals we ordered took a bit of time to come, but, that is a good thing as each was prepared and cooked to order. We ordered two pasta dishes and they were very flavourfu, we also ordered a pork tenderloin dish with gnocchi and fresh vegetables came with a creamy mushroom sauce which was terrific. sitting with a view... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
    (Main)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-493-9768

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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