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La Bamba

11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
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Ranked #40 of 95 restaurants in Truckee
Most recent review
- Jun 2, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Reno, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We always try and have dinner here when were in town. The owners always remember us and are so nice! The food is great and the margaritas are awesome! Love it!

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Berkeley, California
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212 reviews 212 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I'm not exaggerating when I say that. My wife and sister in law were along and agreed with me completely. We were up around Tahoe for a President's Day get away back in February. My SIL lives in Toronto so was craving Mexican. We came across this place and decided why not... Big mistake. We were put on notice when... More

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Truckee, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's typical Mexican fare here...combo plates, large servings, tasty food. My husband especially likes the chicken mole.

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Oakland, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The food was very good, about as good as you can get from this type of place, but the service was erratic. The waitress was friendly but invariably forgot items. The food was late, apparently they had some trouble with the microwave.

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went to a private party at the restaurant. Food was plentiful and delicious. Staff was so friendly. The restaurant and bathrooms were very clean. I would have never tried this place due to the interesting outside paint job, don't let that fool you. This is a great place. Next time we're in this area, we'll be back.

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San Ramon, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have eaten at nearly every eatery in Truckee since buying a place in Tahoe Donner last year but this was our first foray into Mexican food in the area. I must say, La Bamba was great. It is a pedestrian hole in the wall but cranks out very decent Mexican fare. I had the chicken taco and chile relleno... More

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Danville, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

La Bamba has been consistently great. The service is warm friendly and conscientious. The food is great tasting and the quantities are more then enough! Love the margaritas, tortilla soup, salad with avocado dressing. I like the chicken chimichanga and my husband goes for the enchiladas.

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We have been enjoying this families cooking and company since January 2000. After an unfortunate snowboarding accident that landed me in the Truckee hospital and later an akward leg brace, exhausted, we drove down the street looking for dinner before heading home. La Bamba staff helped get me in the door, accommodated me like a princess, and then rushed the... More

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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nicest people, best food...So warm and inviting. You can't miss it...Bright blue building! Extremely reasonable as well. Keoke Coffees were perfect on a below freezing evening!

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This a great place with a friendly staff and great food especially after a long day of skiing or hiking. I've been going here for over 15 years and they treat us well every time! I definitely recommend getting the staff to give you their favorite Tequila in your margarita's. They introduced us some yummy options.

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