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Lulu's on the Alameda

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3539 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA
650 854 8226
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Chain Restaurant in West Menlo

You will be surprised that no table service is offered. This chain is far better than Chipolte Grill. Their offerings can be taken to go or eaten both inside and outside of the self-service restaurant. The sauces are very fine... just help yourself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Woodside, California
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Menlo Park
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've frequented Lulu's since they opened, and at first they were a great addition to the local easy food scene (plus they're within walking distance from my house!) I've been there dozens of times over the years and always liked their service and good, if not overly special, food. Unfortunately my last few visits have been terrible! The counter attendant... More 

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Woodside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You will be surprised that no table service is offered. This chain is far better than Chipolte Grill. Their offerings can be taken to go or eaten both inside and outside of the self-service restaurant. The sauces are very fine... just help yourself.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A pretty good taqueria, with a nice menu. You order at the counter, and there's seats both inside and out. A few beers, but no liquor. Very informal, pretty good food, friendly service.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a convenient place to meet for lunch if in the neighborhood but nothing to go out of the way for. Cannot compete with the place in SF's Mission district for example. But if in Menlo Park, this is perfectly fine. The strip mall terrace is not gorgeous but perfectly fine. All in all okay

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seattle, washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After ordering at the counter we waited 38 minutes for our food!!!! there were 4 of us and the orer wasn't comples (Taco Salad, burrito, Chick Tostada, Chopped Salad, Veggie Tacos, & 4 drinks. Total bill 68$. I'd said this is pricey too. the food was good, with the Chopped salad far and away the best. The restaurant was very... More 

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Menlo Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I've been here 3 or 4 times before, but this review is primarily focused on my visit today. I should start off by saying that this area is home to MANY excellent taquerias, the most mediocre of which might be the best burrito in New England or Florida. So our standards are high. Lulu's is clean and friendly-looking. They have... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great Food very reasonably priced! Everyone gets to eat what they want. I understand why it is so popular! We went back 3 or 4 times!

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Boulder, Colorado
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I think this is the sort of place where you need to know what to order. We had trouble even figuring out WHERE to order. I didn't see the kids' menu until we stood in front of the order person and my kids had already chosen things off the adult menu. I did switch my son's order to a kids... More 

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Didn't have much time, Had a burrito, Taqueria and a couple of beers. Everything is fresh and tasty. We shall return. It was perfect!

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Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Coming from the UK to visit family in Menlo Park, this was our introduction to Mexican food in California. Lulu's is a favourite with the grandchildren and if they are happy we all enjoy ourselves. Relaxed atmosphere and great fajitas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3539 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650 854 8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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