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La Bamba

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11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4916
+1 530-587-3516
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Corte Madera, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We have eaten here for years. Family run classic Mexican restaurant. Our best choice for Mexican food in Truckee, CA.

Thank Sheldon S
Napa, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Loved the pico de gallo and chips. We had the tortilla soup, tinga, chimichangas and veggie burrito. All we're very tasty! Service friendly and efficient.

Thank MrsNapaValley
Oakland, California
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781 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you want affordable traditional Mexican food in a friendly atmosphere, this is the place. Low prices. Full bar. But don't expect any frills.

Thank Thomas V
Singapore, null, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Came with the family of 5. Staff is very friendly. Portions a little too big for our kids but overall the ambience, the staff make it a solid option for a night out.

Thank Philippe L
Mount Kisco, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

We always have at least one family dinner here while we're in Truckee. The menu is pretty varied, portions are generous and the staff is friendly. I usually like the chicken mole, but they were out, so they fixed me a grilled chicken breast with some mole sauce, which was actually very good. We had a party of 7, our... More 

Thank tcbueti
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

A fairly typical low key Mexican restaurant with a great family feel. Service is fast and super friendly with a smile. Good fresh ingredients with delicious seasonings and sauces. Full bar with tasty Margaritas ofcourse. Nothing fancy here folks just quality and very fair prices too.

Thank Boulder1965
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

La Bamba is to be avoided at all costs. Atmosphere felt dirty and hot. Food was inedible. Chicken dish was sparse of chicken and had tomatoes instead. Tortillas were dry, beans were bland. Only good thing was the Margaritas.

1 Thank Jensen L
Port Saint Lucie
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

The owners, Carmen and Luis, are great owners. They run a very family-oriented organization. Very comfortable environment. Excellent margaritas !! Good home-made food. Great Mom & Pop Joint !!!

Thank renobill09
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

So friendly you wonder if you have been there before. All the traditional items on the menu, fresh and delicious. Can't say enough about the family that runs it. Margaritas are a must!

Thank PineApplePlum
Sacramento, California
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254 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2015

What can I say, OK Mexican food. Everything was as expected. Chips, salsa, side of beans and rice. Food slightly above average. Atmosphere slightly below average. Prices a little high. Service not attentive.

Thank micchio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-587-3516

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