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Lulu's on the Alameda

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3539 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA
650 854 8226
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Menlo Park
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank MickChT
Woodside, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank WestCoastUSADad
Copenhagen, Denmark
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497 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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.

Thank morl8tr
Berlin, Germany
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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

Thank Donna H
seattle, washington
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268 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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 

Thank NWroamer11
Menlo Park
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Christopher R
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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!

Thank Chantal42
Boulder, Colorado
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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 

Thank Margaret L
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

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!

Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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