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Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
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Ranked #69 of 556 Restaurants in La Coruna
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melb
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Pretty amazing feed, tortilla and Carne, great wine lovely atmosphere good service. I would recommend this.

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Porto, Portugal
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114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It is a very good restaurant. You have to try the "tortilla de Betanzos", its something absolutly amazing (if you like almoust raw egg) Then the star dish... "Carne Assada", wowwww 6 hours in the oven and the knife goes like if it was butter.

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Laxenburg, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The ambience in the restaurant feels quite nice. There is a winter garden area, with the view to the square and the city hall. The good point is that they have a menu in English. The starters we ordered are very delicious: garlician soup, garlician peppers, and the famous pulpo (octopus). The main course we had was the Monkfish in... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very nice location, in the Square of Maria Pita, we ate in the terrace, the service was excellent,we where 3 we ordered the specialty which was the meat, very tender and exquisite sauce and the potatoes, we also asked for the octopus and some "croquetas". Price was ok.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fantastic location in the heart of Plaza de Maria Pita. The slow roast - and very reasonably priced - Carne Asada is very special. My wife and her family are from Galicia and we're equally impressed!

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United Kingdom
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333 reviews 333 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Penela is in the corner of the main square and as such I assumed it would perhaps not be as good because it would play to visitors more than local people. This did seem a bit the case as it was busy very early (2100) but yet it was certainly not a tourist trap or anything of the sort. The... More 

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Cary , NC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Went on a recommendation from a friend in Madrid and were not disappointed. On Sunday night we went to the Taverna da Penela and on Monday night we went to the original La Penela since the Taverna was closed. Both had the same menu but Taverna had a slightly less formal venue. Don't forget to ask for their juicy Betanzos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

Great omelettes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2008

Try the Pimientos do padron, mejillones rellenos, and the famous tortilla de Betanzos! As dessert the tarta de almandras. Great!

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Additional Information about Penela

Address: Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  La Coruna
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Spanish

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