I moved to the Bay Area almost 14 years ago. When I was getting ready to relocate from So Cal, a friend told me about this place (he attended Cal State Hayward years earlier) so I made a point to check it out after I moved up. It is excellent. I've turned many a friend on to it and we tend to go fairly regularly. Food is a bit different from the Mex I grew up with in San Diego, but it has a really unique flavor that I really liked. A Super Burrito is about 2 or 3 meals for me. The Camarones Al Diablo ROCK!!! So do the Chili Rellenos. Not too sure about what the other reviewer has going on against this place - I have tried the restaurant next door too, and while it wasn't horrible, I was unimpressed. Staff at La Imperial are friendly and it's a happy, informal atmosphere, with a decent beer selection too! Seems like there are a lot of regulars They started adding specials recently and list them on their Facebook page - the special is about perfect meal-size too - if you don't want to bring half a burrito home :o) I recommend this place any day.
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