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La Morenita Restaurant

800 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
+1 650-329-1727
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good28%
  • Average44%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
20 Jul 2016
“PLain OLd Mexican food the way it was done in the 90's”
14 Jul 2016
“Decent Mexican With Less Than Palo Alto Prices”
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
800 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Yep. Rice, re-fried beans, salsa, chips, and enchiladas. Pork, Chicken Carne asada; with red or green sauce. Not much more than that. Beer and wine license, but no real Margaritas. Cheap and OK lunch.

Thank Larry v
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Three of us had dinner here pre-movie. It is right accross from Whole Foods in Palo Alto and could be pricy. But the meal was not pricy, was quick and the beer cold and good. Service helpful but not pushy. The food is average at...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is close to where I live so I do go several times a year. That being said, I grew up in Texas with the best of the best Mexican food. This place could use a cook to upgrade the quality. They serve most traditional...More

1  Thank Joan R
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Whenever I am in town I make it a habit to go to La Morentia, a traditional mexican restaurant. This place always looks after you and the food is relatively cheap and very fresh and nice. It hasn't changed for all the years I have...More

Thank larrymull
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here on my own. Pretty busy place very old school decor. I had the shrimp tacos. They were very tasty but the refried beans and rice were both cold. Was a very quick dinner. Good for a fill. Tasty food, complimentary nachos...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This Mexican restaurant was recommended by local white collar workers. The enchiladas were good, the rice and beans average. The service was above par.

Thank KatoCooks
Reviewed 6 October 2015

My shrimp enchiladas were delicious. The carnitas tacos my sweetie had were also wonderful. This is a small place, but very inviting.

Thank sactokaren
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Living right across from the restaurants perhaps makes me a little bias, but I've known the owner Miguel and his family for close to 25 years now. This is a Mom and Pop restaurant – his family works here in both front and back of...More

Thank MsGlaze
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a delicious lunch at La Morenital it is very cute, the food is wonderful, amdmthenservice is friendly and quick. We especially liked the garlicky shrimp, but the enchiladas and sope were great as well.

Thank mkg2805
Reviewed 6 November 2013

What a great find! Adorable atmosphere, great location, super friendly service, and most importantly: stupendous guacamole! The California tacos are skippable, although they're one of the only vegetarian things on the menu. This made our choices pretty limited (Palo Alto Sol has more options in...More

Thank ajhorse21
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-1727
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