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Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
981209200
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Veal Roast Perfection

I've eaten here almost every time I've visited La Coruña. La Penela is famous for its roasted veal and rightfully so! It is roasted to perfection in a savory sauce and served with equally delicious potatos. I had some Ribeiro de Duero to compliment the veal After lunch, a cup of café con leche... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Nsenya
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The staff were pleasant, but not as friendly as at other restaurants in the area. The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. However, some of the dishes being served did look very good. I ordered the lamb cutlets, which were ok, but I've had better. The Tuna salad was very nice though. I wouldn't write this restaurant off, but maybe... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here almost every time I've visited La Coruña. La Penela is famous for its roasted veal and rightfully so! It is roasted to perfection in a savory sauce and served with equally delicious potatos. I had some Ribeiro de Duero to compliment the veal After lunch, a cup of café con leche was a pleasant ending to a... More 

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Melb
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  La Coruna
  • Phone Number: 981209200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
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

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