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La Bamba

11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4916
+1 530-587-3516
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
7 Apr 2017
“Always busy, always good food”
7 May 2017
“Very average”
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11760 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4916
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lots of canned ingredients and average tasting food. Good if you're hungry or have a craving. The service is also average.

Thank John H
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Its been awhile since we've eaten here and Mexican food sounded good. Not sure if we should have "waited" to be seated but for some reason our waiter was not happy with us. With that said the best part about La Bamba is consistently good...More

Thank ggintruckee
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed 6 January 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
Reviewed 15 September 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
Reviewed 18 February 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
Reviewed 19 October 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...More

Thank tcbueti
Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Thank Boulder1965
Reviewed 1 August 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
Reviewed 7 July 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Groups, Child-friendly
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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