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La Penita Restaurant

601 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2809
+1 408-295-0434
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
3 Dec 2016
23 Jun 2016
“Great food, great value”
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601 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2809
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The soups are good, always Caldo De Res and the Albondigas , Pozole. And the homemade corn tortillas, mmmmm

Thank George O
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a little place that is a throw back to the old diners-oilcloth tablecloths, sombreros hanging on a brick wall, formica tables and linoleum floor. Enter through the banged-up screen-door. The waitress seemed to know everyone. Chips and 2 kinds of salsa came out...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Ordered a chile verde burrito, meat was dry and it was not well cooked. The rice was undercooked and the beans were hard. Not returning ever.

Thank cecy_213
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

If you really want Mexican food in San Jose forget about Chipotle and those franchises. La peñita is a real mexican restaurant the food tastes like if you were in a house down in Mexico. Everything you try will fulfill your expectations and the attention...More

Thank Miguel P
Reviewed 6 December 2014

SO glad to find La Penita - we just had breakfast there and it was delicious! Tasty chips and two kinds of salsa to start, then chilaquilles with fried eggs for me and chorizo & eggs (with fresh, house-made tortillas) for my husband. The service...More

Thank Jennifer100SanJose
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We live a couple of blocks away from this, and whenever we eat here, we always order the same things. For me, I order one of the house specialities... cocido de res. It's a huge bowl of beef shank soup with cabbage, a big hunk...More

Thank cruzctrl
Reviewed 10 November 2012

As the title states "This is a great little hole in the wall sit down Mexican restaurant" Of course they start you with the requisite Chips and two types of salsa. The chips were store bought but ok, both of the salsa's were outstanding. The...More

Thank mstud21
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We found what we were looking for at La Penita Restaurant. Fresh squeezed orange juice and all 4 of us enjoyed our breakfast selections.

Thank AdventureTravelersCA
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  • Address: 601 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-295-0434
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