La Pena Mexicana in Kennett Square

La Pena Mexicana in Kennett Square
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

609 W Cypress St, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3013, Kennett Square

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Features
  • Takeout
  • Seating
  • Television
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
  • Kids
  • Families witd children

Restaurant Hours

Monday

11:00 am

Wednesday

11:00 am

Friday

11:00 am

Sunday

11:00 am

Does this place take cards

Yes

Is this place still open?

Yes! Go now!

Does the restaurant have a liquor licence or is it a BYOB?

Byob

Review

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La Pena Mexicana
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Carlos Abadia
google
01.26.2021
5/5

Great family own. Love the food and service

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karsten haigis
google
09.09.2018
5/5

Great food as always. Still a little hole in the wall but authentic, definitely worth what you pay and more. If you have never been give it a try. There is also a great ice cream place in town btw

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Leonel Fernandez
google
08.08.2018
5/5

They serve hard to find Authentic Mexican Dishes, delicious!

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Patrick Neiderer
google
07.13.2018
5/5

Simply the best, nothing better around. The tamales are to die for. I had one and just had to order more to go before I left. Delicious!!

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rayn porter
google
07.11.2018
5/5

Awesome little place for take out or eat in. Amazingly fresh, authentic Mexican food. Fast service too!

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Kaitlyn Zimmerman
google
07.05.2018
5/5

Delicious food, and it came very quickly! There isn't much seating, so don't expect to come with a large group.

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Jordan Axt
google
06.21.2018
4/5

The food was good but the order was inaccurate. Got beef and ordered pork. Ordered mild and got hot. The girl taking my order was super rushed and seemed annoyed with me. No take out menus. Dirty tables. There are better other options in Kennett to be honest.

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Jessa Yoos
google
06.05.2018
4/5

No frills, authentic Mexican with a unique menu. I like that you have the option of spicy or mild for certain dishes. BYOB so bring your favorite bottle of beer or wine.

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Phil Trovato
google
05.27.2018
5/5

Great quick fresh food. Large portions at great prices. Little hole in the wall on the edge of town. But my oh my!

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Anthony Pieper
google
02.16.2018
5/5

I had THE BEST Mexican food. I even called out the cook to tell him how good it was. I got the chipped beef tacos, simply delicious!

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Michael Pratola
google
02.04.2018
4/5

Authentic Mexican food prepared when you order it. My only complaint is they (along with many other Mexican restaurants and food trucks in the area) use tilapia in their fish tacos. I love fish tacos but am not a fan of tilapia. They do offer shrimp as an alternative. If not for that I'd give them 5 stars.

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Michael Vladimirov
google
01.24.2018
5/5

Not a Manhattanicano-style fancy restaurant, but extremely delicious! Cozy atmosphere, fast and friendly family service.

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Adam Fernandes
google
01.08.2018
5/5

Delectable, authentic Mexican fare in a down-to-earth, family-operated restaurant. I would personally recommend the Mexican sandwiches which provide a great bang for the buck due to the large portion size and incredible taste for the price.

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Danilo Maffei
google
11.19.2017
4/5

I am so lucky that this place is only three blocks from my house! Tonight I had the burrito ahogado (drowning in salsa) with chorizo and the spicy red salsa. The guy taking my order warned me that the spicy is really spicy but I went with it anyway. This burrito comes topped with cheese, sour cream and avocado and really is drowning in salsa which I found to be about an 8 on a 10 scale with 10 being unbearably spicy. Loved it! Sides of rice and beans makes this a very satisfying meal. The menu says this comes with tostado chips, which were missing from my order but did not diminish my enjoyment. My wife ordered the fried fish filet platter which came with two decent sized filets, rice, red and green salsa and side "salad" of lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado. It is a very simple dish and not especially interesting or creative. Total opposite of my burrito. If this dish came off the menu I am sure most people would not miss it.

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Casey Berardi
google
11.18.2017
5/5

Some of the best Mexican food I’ve had! The steak fajitas were tender and the flavors were delicious. Very quick service too. 👍

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Saira Ahmad
google
11.05.2017
4/5

The food is served very quickly and is very fresh and home style . Never disappointed in the quality and taste of food.

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servio Almendares
google
11.03.2017
4/5

Great food awesome customer service.

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Jenny
google
09.02.2017
5/5

Great place. Wonderful service and flavourful authentic food.

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chris pelkman
google
08.25.2017
5/5

I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food. All homemade and delicious. Hot corn chips with fresh-made salsa. My chicken burrito was great! Don't let the facade fool you. This is authentic Mexican food.

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benjamin greene
google
08.25.2017
5/5

Excellent food very clean building and nice people will be back next time I'm in town.

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Michael Scarani
google
08.19.2017
4/5

Solid 4 stars, good eats.Two of us shared an enchilada platter and 4 tacos. We were quite satisfied.The enchiladas had the mild red sauce and it was delicious. Tried 3 different taco meats and each was as good as the other.We would return here if we are in the area again.

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Jeffrey Masha
google
08.17.2017
5/5

I've been going to LA Pena for years. They have THE BEST tacos to be had in Kennett square. I highly recommend you try the pastor or the fish.

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ahhlio
google
08.09.2017
5/5

Great authentic Mexican Food. Very fresh, and a cozy place too.

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Kathleen Snyder
google
07.17.2017
5/5

My to go spot. Julian is an incredible chef. I am from Mexico and going there is like going home. Always freshly made delicious and authentic. Gracias Julián!

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Gene T.
google
07.13.2017
5/5

Straight hole in the wall place; I actually even almost passed it! Went in with the family. Food was tasty and came out quickly. My wife ordered steak fajitas - they were good, but probably what I liked the least (which is to say, I liked everything else more). I had two tamales - excellent. Kids all had various tacos (steak, chicken, and chorizo) - the chorizo was different than a lot of chorizo I've had, but still good.Overall, good place. Friendly folks who run it. I'd probably give this more of a 4.5 but am rounding up so I don't mess with the good rating it already has.

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Brian Beauchamp
google
07.09.2017
5/5

Delicious Mexican food inside this unique looking building on Cypress St in Kennett Square. The food is authentic and the restaurant is family run/family owned. They offer take out and table service with their full menu. I had the special platter with steak. I was expecting chunks of steak but instead received a well seasoned thin cut of steak.

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Steven Arlan
google
07.08.2017
5/5

Authentic Mexican food. Quick service. Everything made to order

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JOHN McGINLEY
google
06.03.2017
4/5

Great Quality, was a little uncomfortable with no A/C ! Authentic !

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Dan Simmons
google
05.27.2017
5/5

By far the very next authentic Mexican food I've ever had. Hands down. Bar none. Amazing food, great flavor every single time. All other Mexican places pale by comparison. Try this place and you won't be disappointed. Especially if you like heat, which I do. If you say make it hot, they will. Best beef tongue tacos I've ever had. You have to ask for them tho. They're not on the English menu.

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Cary Jeffrey
google
05.11.2017
5/5

This place was amazing! I had the tamales and they were perfect! A new favorite for sure!

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Marc Castillo
google
05.11.2017
5/5

As a native from the barrios of Chicago, I can guarantee the authenticity of this food. The huevos rancheros were fantastic.

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Ashik Patel
google
05.05.2017
5/5

Great spot for Mexican food. It is small and isn't fancy but worth a stop. We go every other Month.

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Dina Barrett
google
05.04.2017
5/5

Love their food..highly recommend .

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Conor Terry
google
04.17.2017
4/5

Stopped in really quick since it looked authentic and was not disappointed. The employees behind the counter were very friendly and the two tacos I had were amazing with absolutely heavenly tortillas.

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sachidanand kamtam
google
02.19.2017
5/5

Quick service. Delicious food. Reasonable prices

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Dave Lawler
google
02.11.2017
5/5

My wife absolutely loves the food. In particular the Tamale platter with beans and rice. There green verde is amazing as well. Hands down the best

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Marcos Pedraza
google
02.05.2017
4/5

Food was great the beans tasted like canned beans but service was great

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Laura Praksti
google
11.19.2016
5/5

First time trying their food. Very happy I did. Nice sized portions and very tasty. It all looked and tasted fresh. Their spicy sauce IS spicy and quite delicious! Guacamole was fresh and flavorful. Will definitely eat here again.Masks were worn by all employees. 👍

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Robert Pennock
google
11.06.2016
5/5

Good food for good price, friendly people...I heard of them on WIP 94.1 sports radio earlier this year

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nprlisner
google
10.27.2016
5/5

The food is very fresh. Enchiladas are very authentic, not cheesy and filling. We have been there several times and each visit is very good. We eat in but takeout is popular. Good prices.

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pablo botero
google
10.09.2016
4/5

Food was good. Nice atmosphere. I thought it was a bit too expensive but would go again.

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Miguel Garza
google
10.07.2016
5/5

Who would have thought that you could find some of the best authentic Mexican food in Kennett Square PA? Well La Pena has just that - I almost always order the Torta Sandwich , but their menu is extensive and has a lot of great options. Word to the wise: their tortas, tacos and burritos are always good, but their nachos aren't impressive.

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Sir Chief
google
09.21.2016
5/5

Best in the area, hands down. The veggie burrito and quesadilla were fantastic. Staff is amazing.

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Cristy Winnie
google
08.11.2016
5/5

Food was authentic and tasty! The store front doesn’t look great but it’s clean. Our boys both had the steak nachos, somewhat deconstructed, which was different because it wasn’t all piled together but good for the kids because they could control what was in each bite. The carnitas tacos and the chicken tacos were really good too. Ended up ordering seconds :)

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Sergio Alan
google
05.12.2016
2/5

To be straight forward, it lack quality. The food is really greasy, somewhat of a disappointing. I ordered two types of sandwiches- Cuban Torta, Tongue Torta and Barbacoa Quesadilla.The Tongue Torta meat was a bit over cooked, but was much better than the Cuban. The Quesadilla, was drenched in oil.I'm thinking the menu could be revamped.

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Rey Cruz
google
04.27.2016
5/5

Nice people, great Mexican food and good price!!!

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Nic Freschi
google
03.06.2016
5/5

Really really good food. Some of the best Mexican food I’ve had on the East Coast. Get the Beef Tongue Burrito.

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Chris Bickel
google
02.22.2016
5/5

Food is great here; authentic, inexpensive and they are BYOB. I go often as do many friends of mine who live in Kennett Square.

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Leonardo Roch
google
01.09.2016
2/5

The food was fine however what caught my attention was the fact that in the middle of a pandemic (July 2nd) and a mandatory mask mandate in the state none of the three employees were wearing masks while cooking our food - unsafe and so irresponsible! I should have walked out as soon as I walked in and noticed it but I felt bad as the food was already done and was being packaged (again, without masks). Once I got the bag with the food, I questioned why none of them were wearing masks and got yelled at by the younger guy working the register. I will certainly not go back and would advise you to do the same for your own safety.

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Amanda Kulakowski
google
01.08.2016
5/5

Food was fantastic!! Hole in the wall with the best food I’ve ever had. Service was not that nice though.

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