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Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Florida Keys
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting some friends who live in La Coruna, we went to a festival in the plaza where the mayor's office is located. Our friends suggested Penela as was it everything they mentioned. The staff was excellent. The restaurant was spotless and the food outstanding. There were 8 in our party and no one had a single negative thing to... More 

Thank concher
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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189 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We were hosted here by some Spanish friends who live locally and really enjoyed ourselves. The lunch was fairly traditional - tortilla, empanadas (Galician style), croquetas and pulpo to start. Then the majority tucked into the carne asada which seemed to meet with everyone's approve while I and my daughter had some excellent sole. All washed down with some lovely... More 

Thank OliverPerth_WA
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

If you are in La Coruña you need to eat at Penela! It has the best tortilla española, carne asada and pulpo in the city. It is a bit on the expensive side but totally worth it!

Thank Irmita2
Province of A Coruna, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The roast veal melts in your mouth! It's served with delicious gallaecian potatoes. Try for dessert a "filloa" which looks like a crepe... But it's not :)

Thank AbbyComas
Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My cousin leaves in the area and this place is a favorite of hers. I let her select the tapas dishes and the wine - everything was delicious! It's near the main square and was packed. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Susan J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

everything was delicious!! tey chocolate mousse for dessert! tortilla was amazing too! the staff is on point, and take care of you nicely

Thank Phucku M
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank SimplyCOJO
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

2 Thank Nsenya
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank mandricb
Porto, Portugal
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191 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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.

Thank Nuno2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of A Coruna  >  La Coruna
  • Phone Number: 981209200

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