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“Excellent Food”
Review of La Penca Azul

La Penca Azul
Ranked #7 of 249 Restaurants in Alameda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Sunnyvale, California
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195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Great place to go for bottomless mimosa's, authentic Mexican food, and friendly conversation. Although the restaurant is always crowded, go early or sit at the bar. It's pretty noisy so not a good place for conversation. Family friendly and excellent for large groups with a reservation.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our late lunch here, with the best tacos we've had in the entire Bay Area, generous portions, and friendly service. Best restaurant in Alameda by every measure!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank giselleSanFrancisco
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Utah
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158 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Just okay”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

The service was a little slow but granted they were very busy. The chips were thick and not salted. Just my personal preference but I like them thin, warm and salty. The salsa was okay. Very runny and watery with little substance. Polla a la diabla was just okay and the chicken tamale was supposed to be covered in tomatillo sauce but there was none. I think we just came and on a bad day and did not order their best dishes.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank peacefulperfection
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“first time home runner”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

the food was excellent no complaints we enjoyed ourselves barely we compare to make love food and that means it is excellent.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Intercede
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“Fun atmosphere and good portions”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Always friendly staff and a busy atmosphere. They do great guacamole and huge portions so we often share a burrito. Def the best place to go in Harbor bay.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MissyPLE
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