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Plaza Maria Pita, La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 20 92 00
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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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

It is also hard to find a nice restaurant with traditional food and quality products in the most turistic areas, but this restauran is just on the hot spot and is one of the bests in the city for local traditional food in a cossy and elegant atmosphere.

Thank TKT15
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Although the place looks quite touristic, the food was very good. The Mejillones as starter and the Rodaballo (fish) as the main course were excellent. Please also check the wine list very carefully. There are some hidden gems (price / quality). Staff is very friendly, professional and fast. The only thing which was disappointing was the cafe,,,

Thank Mastif4711
Florida Keys
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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216 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +34 981 20 92 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?