La Pinata 2 Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

★★★★☆
This family owned restaurant is the favorite Bay Area destination for authentic Mexican food and margaritas.
  • 2699 Merced St

    San Leandro, CA 94577

    Map & Directions
  • 510-352-8901

About La Pinata 2 Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Hours
Daily 7am-3pm

Food

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good drinks, mediocre food, good bar atmosphere

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★★★★★

good drinks, mediocre food, good bar atmosphere

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La Pinata is a great place to eat and drink. The margaritas are very well made and potent. They have a good selection of dishes and have yet to try the popular... Pescado Especial: A whole fish dipped in there special batter and lightly crisp served with your choice of hot sauce or garlic sauce...

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★★★★☆

La Pinata is a great place to eat and drink. The margaritas are very well made and potent. They have a good selection of dishes and have yet to try the popular... Pescado Especial: A whole fish dipped in there special batter and lightly crisp served with your choice of hot sauce or garlic sauce...

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I am a huge La Pinata fan. But this location is not the best. I have been here almost 20+ times though. The last time my favorite thing on the menu (crab legs w/garlic butter) was served to me in a not so fresh sort of way(like it was cooked and then reheated) and i was told by management if i reordered it would have to pay next time. Needless to say i have not been back. Other members of my party were satisfied though. Hayward also has great food but not the extensive menu. Wait times can't last up to 30 minutes but the bar area if usually open, and a great atmosphere. My fav location i will not reveal too crowded already. As for this location go early or late when the cooks have more time.

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★★★☆☆

I am a huge La Pinata fan. But this location is not the best. I have been here almost 20+ times though. The last time my favorite thing on the menu (crab legs w/garlic butter) was served to me in a not so fresh sort of way(like it was cooked and then reheated) and i was told by management if i reordered it would have to pay next time. Needless to say i have not been back. Other members of my party were satisfied though. Hayward also has great food but not the extensive menu. Wait times can't last up to 30 minutes but the bar area if usually open, and a great atmosphere. My fav location i will not reveal too crowded already. As for this location go early or late when the cooks have more time.

Pros: when crab legs are made right they are the best in town. huge platters.

Cons: parking is tight, but there is parking behind the building

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this place had a great fish taco. fast service and about right for the price. try it and citysearch know how it goes

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★★★★★

this place had a great fish taco. fast service and about right for the price. try it and citysearch know how it goes

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I went to la pinata 2 over the weekend ,i found out that my bartenders got fired!!!!What is wrong with this people!!!Im really dissapointed!!i want them back !!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to la pinata 2 over the weekend ,i found out that my bartenders got fired!!!!What is wrong with this people!!!Im really dissapointed!!i want them back !!!

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I went with a group of friends to the San Leandro location and they don't really know how to multi-task. Food wise, it's cool. They give you free chips and salsa, and bring you water, but on a busy night like when my friends and I went, it took FOREVER!!

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★★★☆☆

I went with a group of friends to the San Leandro location and they don't really know how to multi-task. Food wise, it's cool. They give you free chips and salsa, and bring you water, but on a busy night like when my friends and I went, it took FOREVER!!

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This place has good food however it has gotten a little pricey over the years. I went with a friend and we spent about $40.00 on lunch. The servers at times seem to have their hands full and can forget about you. Good food, not worth the price and poor service.

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★★☆☆☆

This place has good food however it has gotten a little pricey over the years. I went with a friend and we spent about $40.00 on lunch. The servers at times seem to have their hands full and can forget about you. Good food, not worth the price and poor service.

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I think the other reviewers have this La Pinata mixed up with the one in Hayward. It is the same company, but there are 7 locations. Some large, some small.
The hayward one has great food but is often crowded and is very small.
The San Leandro one has more to offer. There is a full bar & a large dining room. The menu is expanded from the smaller locations (and costs a little more) it includes not only the mexican fare of the Hayward one, but more Mexican food & American food.
You get chips & salsa with your meal, the portions are huge, and it's all pretty tasty.
It's not the best mexican food around (I am more partial to small taquerias for my favorite mexican food) but it's one of the best sit down mexican restaurants.

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★★★★★

I think the other reviewers have this La Pinata mixed up with the one in Hayward. It is the same company, but there are 7 locations. Some large, some small.
The hayward one has great food but is often crowded and is very small.
The San Leandro one has more to offer. There is a full bar & a large dining room. The menu is expanded from the smaller locations (and costs a little more) it includes not only the mexican fare of the Hayward one, but more Mexican food & American food.
You get chips & salsa with your meal, the portions are huge, and it's all pretty tasty.
It's not the best mexican food around (I am more partial to small taquerias for my favorite mexican food) but it's one of the best sit down mexican restaurants.

Pros: big portions, good food

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This is the best Mexican food I've had in a while and it was at a great price. However, one problem is that this place is small so you may have to wait. And the service wasn't the best. They seemed to just have random employees wander around periodically. I had no idea who the waiter was or the busser, a different person would come by every once in a while.

2
★★★★★

This is the best Mexican food I've had in a while and it was at a great price. However, one problem is that this place is small so you may have to wait. And the service wasn't the best. They seemed to just have random employees wander around periodically. I had no idea who the waiter was or the busser, a different person would come by every once in a while.

Pros: great food, inexpensive, good parking

Cons: poor service

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Great food! There's always a line waiting, but it goes quick! The food is great and the food is authentic. They serve a whole fish, and when there's too many in the restaraunt is smells a little fishy. But it's all null once you're food comes! yummmmmmmmmmm

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★★★★★

Great food! There's always a line waiting, but it goes quick! The food is great and the food is authentic. They serve a whole fish, and when there's too many in the restaraunt is smells a little fishy. But it's all null once you're food comes! yummmmmmmmmmm

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LA Pinata is a great restaurant to take family members or people that dont enjoy or want a taqueria...

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★★★★☆

LA Pinata is a great restaurant to take family members or people that dont enjoy or want a taqueria...

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This is by far the best Mexican restaurant in the East Bay, They are also open late till 3am. The restaurant is a descend size with lots of room. The food comes out quick. They also have a full bar. Their dinks are STRONG. I ordered

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★★★★☆

This is by far the best Mexican restaurant in the East Bay, They are also open late till 3am. The restaurant is a descend size with lots of room. The food comes out quick. They also have a full bar. Their dinks are STRONG. I ordered

 

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