La Pinata, Burlingame, California


La Pinata

Burlingame, California

Winner Of The San Mateo Time's Awards For San Mateo County's

"Bien Venidos Amigos!"


1205 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, California

(650) 375-1070, Fax: (650) 375-8313

Open: Sunday - Thursday, 11:30 AM - 10 PM, Friday - Saturday, 11:30 AM - 11 PM

Most Major Credit Cards Accepted

Directions: From the north, on Highway 101, take the Broadway/Burlingame exit and proceed west. Turn left on California Drive (just past the railroad tracks) and proceed south. Turn right on Burlingame Avenue. La Pinata is one block up, on your left. From the south, on Highway 101, take the Peninsula Avenue exit and proceed west. Turn right on California Drive and proceed north. Turn left on Burlingame Avenue. La Pinata is one block up, on your left.


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To Proceed To TOSTADAS!

To Proceed To CHEF'S SPECIAL - AND ARROZ CON POLLO!

To Proceed To BURRITOS AND CHIMICHANGAS!

To Proceed To SEAFOOD!

To Proceed To LA PINATA'S MESQUITE CHARCOAL BROILER!

To Proceed To ESPCIALIDADES DE LA CASA!

To Proceed To OTHER DELIGHTS AND CHILDREN'S PLATES!


APERITIVOS - APPETIZERS

GUACAMOLE, $4.75

Heaping cup of La Pinata's creamy guacamole, served with crisp, homemade tortilla chips.

ESPINACA CON QUESO, $5.95

A luscious blend of spinach, onions, ripe tomatoes and jalapeno cheese. Served with fresh flour tortilla chips.

MEXICAN PIZZA, $5.95

A crisp flour tortilla. The participants take off with FRESH vegetables, followed by cheese, chorizo and onions in "hot pursuit." Tomatoes and olives bring up the rear with a strong finish by real sour cream!

MEXICAN "WHAN-TON", $5.75

Crispy bite size tortillas, stuffed with beef, savory cheese and other delights.

NACHOS ESPECIAL, $5.95

Tempting homemade corn chips with zesty salsa, beans, tangy cheese, fresh tomatoes, and patches of chile. Topped with real sour cream and guacamole.

POTATO NACHOS, $5.95

Homemade potato chips with zesty salsa, tangy cheese, fresh tomatoes and chiles. Topped with real sourcream and guacamole.

CHINGALINGAS, $5.95

Our specially prepared chicken rolled in a flour tortilla, cooked to a golden brown in bite-size pieces garnished with guacamole and cilantro sour cream.

TAMALITOS, $5.95

Our famous traditional homemade cocktail size tamales with shredded chicken. Steamed in natural corn husks.

FRIJOLES A LA PINATA, $5.25

Refried beans with bacon bits, onions, Serrano peppers, cilantro and other tidbits. Served with flour tortilla chips.

SEAFOOD CEVICHE TOSTADOS, $5.95

Two small tostados made with marinated crab and shrimp with chopped onions, tomatoes, green chiles, and cilantro. Served with avocado.

MEXICAN BUFFALO WINGS, $5.95

Jumbo chicken wings marinated in our own barbeque sauce, and cooked over mesquite.

JALAPENO POPPERS, $5.95

Fresh, hand cut jalapenos, filled with a blend of cheddar, Monterey Jack and cream cheese, then dipped in premium gold tequila breading.

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FAJITA STICKS

MARINATED MEXICAN STEAK OR CHICKEN BREAST, SKEWERED AND GRILLED OVER MESQUITE.

Plate (3), $5.50

Skillet (6), $8.50

Platter (12), $15.95

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QUESADILLAS

REGULAR, $5.50

Grilled cheese on bite-sized crisp flour tortillas, garnished with our unbeatable guacamole.

JALAPENOS, $5.75

HOT! HOT!

VEGETARIAN, $5.75

With fresh vegetables of the season.

SPINACH AND BACON, $5.75

Delicious!

SEAFOOD QUESADILLA, $6.50

A mixture of crab and shrimp.

ROAST CHICKEN QUESADILLA, $6.25

Chicken and spinach covered with a slightly spicy chipotle sauce, two different cheeses melted in a WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLA and topped with guacamole and real sour cream.

FAJITA QUESADILLA, $6.95

Your choice of strips of beef or chicken fajitas, slices of onion and green peppers.

CHICKEN-BACON QUESADILLA, $5.75

Shredded chicken, bacon and basil with avocado sauce.

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COUTELS - COCKTAILS

PITCHER OF MARGARITA (60 oz.), $12.00

MARGARITA (7oz), $3.75

DOUBLE MARGARITA (16 oz), $4.50

SNEAKY PINATA'S TRIPLE MARGARITA (27 oz.), plus a shot of tequila, $5.75

FRESH SQUEEZED OJ MARGARITA, $4.00

Try it! You'll like it, La Pinata's own recipe.

Double (16 oz.), $4.75, Triple (27 oz.), $6.25

CRANBERRY MARGARITA, $4.00

Again, our own delicious recipe!

Double (16 oz.), $4.75, Triple (27 oz.), $6.25

FRUIT MARGARITA, $4.00

Strawberry, raspberry, peach, pineapple or melon - your favorite fruit blended to an icy cold Margarita.

Double (16 oz.), $5.95, Triple (27 oz.), $7.00

MANGO MARGARITA OR PAPAYA MARGARITA OR GUAVA MARGARITA OR BANANA MARGARITA OR BANANA-STRAWBERRY MARGARITA!, $4.00

All your favorites!

Double (16 oz.), $5.95, Triple (27 oz.), $7.00

PINA COLADA, $4.50

STRAWBERRY PINA COLADA, $4.75

ALSO TRY LA PINATA'S ALCOHOL-FREE SPECIALTY DRINKS!!!!!!

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PLATOS DE COMBINACIONES - COMBINATION PLATES

1. TWO ENCHILADAS, $9.25

Tortillas filled with spicy ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or cheese, topped with mild chile sauce, melted cheese and diced onions.

2. TWO TACOS (Crisp or Soft), $9.25

Crisp tortillas filled with ground beef, shredded beef, or chicken, sauteed with tomatoes, fine herbs, shredded lettuce and mild taco sauce.

3. ONE ENCHILADA, ONE TACO, $9.25

Tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or cheese, topped with mild chile sauce, melted cheese and diced onions - plus a crisp tortilla filled with ground beef or chicken, sauteed with tomatoes, fine herbs, shredded lettuce and mild taco sauce.

4. ONE ENCHILADA, ONE TOSTADA, $9.25

Tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or cheese, topped with mild chile sauce, melted cheese and diced onions - plus a crisp flat tortilla topped with refried beans, sauteed chicken or beef, shredded lettuce, tomato wedges, avocado slices, cheese and mild chile sauce.

5. TWO MOLE ENCHILADAS, $9.25

Tortillas filled with shredded chicken, covered with salsa de mole garnished with chopped onions and sour cream, served with refried beans and rice.

6. TWO GREEN ENCHILADAS, $9.25

Tortillas filled with cheese, topped with our green sauce and real sour cream.

7. ONE ENCHILADA, ONE CHILE RELLENO, $9.25

Tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or cheese, topped with mild chile sauce, melted cheese, and diced onions - plus a fresh whole green chile pepper, roasted and peeled, filled with cheese, dipped in egg batter and deep fried, and then smothered with a special sauce of sauteed tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and herbs, and topped with melted cheese.

8. ONE ENCHILADA, ONE BURRITO, $9.25

Tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or cheese, topped with mild chile sauce, melted cheese and diced onions - plus a flour tortilla filled with beef chunks, topped with a mild chile sauce.

9. ONE ENCHILADA, ONE HOMEMADE TAMALE, $9.25

Tortilla filled with spicy ground beef, shredded beef, chicken or cheese, topped with mild chile sauce, melted cheese and diced onions - plus homemade seasoned corn masa and beef, cooked in a chile sauce and spread on corn husks.

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TOSTADAS

LA PINATA TOSTADA, $8.25

A crisp flour tortilla shell with refried beans, suateed chicken or beef, shredded lettuce, tomato wedges, avocado slices, cheese and mild chile sauce.

VEGETARIAN TOSTADA, $7.95

Giant crisp flour tortilla shell filled with delicious beans, avocado, tomato, lettuce and two kinds of cheese. Served with La Pinata's own salad dressing and topped with sour cream.

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CHEF'S SPECIAL - AND ARROZ CON POLLO

CHEF'S SPECIAL, $12.95

One enchilada, chile relleno, burrito, and taco. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice. "A challenge for those with a BIG appetite."

ARROZ CON POLLO, $10.95

Tender strips of chicken breast served on our special Mexican rice mixed with peas, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms and covered with two cheeses. Includes refried beans. Muy Bueno!!

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BURRITOS AND CHIMICHANGAS

TWO BURRITOS, $9.75

(Red or Green.) Flour tortillas filled with beef chunks, topped with a mild green sauce, and filled with pork and hot green chile sauce.

SUPER BURRITO, $9.95

A giant flour tortilla stuffed with our unbeatable guacamole, real sour cream, beans, rice and your choice of beef, pork or chicken. It's enormously good! (Made crisp and topped with suace and melted cheese - 75 cents extra.)

SEAFOOD BURRITO, $10.75

Whole wheat tortilla stuffed with sauteed mexican rice, crab and shrimp in a marinara sauce topped with two melted cheeses, sour cream and avocado slices. Served with refried beans.

OUTRAGEOUS CHIMICHANGA, $9.95

A mammoth flour tortilla stuffed with our unbeatable guacamole, real sour cream, beans, rice and your choice of beef, pork, shrimp or chicken.

CHIMICHANGAS, $9.95

Two deep fried tortillas filled with your choice of ground beef, shredded beef, chile colorado, chile verde, baby shrimp or chicken plus beans and melted cheese. Garnished with our unbeatable guacamole and real sour cream. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice.

SEAFOOD CHIMICHANGA, $10.95

Deep fried whole wheat tortilla filled with sauteed Mexican rice, crab and shrimp in a marinara sauce, and garnished with our unbeatable guacamole and real sour cream. Served with refried beans and avocado relish.

VEGETARIAN CHIMICHANGA OR BURRITO, $8.90

A large wheat tortilla stuffed with our unbeatable quacamole, real sour cream, beans, all fresh vegetables consisting of mushrooms, onions, zucchini, black olives, tomatoes, carrots and other seasonal vegetables.

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SEAFOOD

MESQUITE SHRIMP, $13.95

The finest quality Gulf Shrimp skewered and mesquite-broiled Puerto Vallarta style. Served with Mexican rice, fresh sauteed vegetables and mesquite chile relish.

CASA RELLENOS WITH SHRIMP, $9.95

Two fresh Anaheim mild green chiles stuffed with succulent baby shrimp and Monerey Jack cheese, then coated with a fluffy egg batter and lightly fried to a golden brown. Covered with our own chile Relleno sauce and topped with melted cheese. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice. Marvelous.

ENCHILADA PUERTO VALLARTA, $9.95

Crab, mushrooms, green onions, and Mexican spices, all wrapped in two flour tortillas with our own tomatillo sauce, and topped with sour cream and slivers of avocado. Served with Mexican rice and refried beans.

CAMARONES RANCHEROS, $13.95

Prawns sauteed in herbs, sliced mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and onions (they're FRESH vegetables!), garnished with refried beans and Mexican rice. A gourmet's delight.

SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SALAD, $8.95

As only La Pinata can prepare it!!

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LA PINATA'S MESQUITE CHARCOAL BROILER

MESQUITE SHRIMP, $13.95

The finest quality Gulf Shrimp, skewered and Mesquite-broiled, Puerto Vallarta style. Served with Mexican rice, fresh sauteed vegetables and mesquite chile relish.

POLLO AL MESQUITE, $9.95

Grilled, marinated half chicken, cut up, lightly seasoned and cooked over mesquite. Served with Mexican rice, avocado relish, and frijoles borrachos.

MESQUITE CHICKEN or BEEF, $10.95

Double breast of chicken or Mexican steak, sliced thin and cooked over mesquite. A light delight! Served with fresh sauteed vegetables, refried beans and mesquite chile relish.

GRILLED NEW YORK STEAK, $13.95

Grilled prime New York cut steak with homemade french fries and fresh sauteed vegetables.

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ESPCIALIDADES DE LA CASA

CARNE ASADA, $13.95

A charbroiled New York steak, served with our unbeatable gaucamole, refried beans and fresh sauteed vegetables. A green cheese enchilada flatters this entree.

STEAK PICADO, $13.95

Tender slices of juicy steak, marinated in fresh lime juice and sauteed with herbs and fresh sliced mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, and onions. Garnished with refried beans and Mexican rice.

GALLINA EN SALSA DE MOLE, $11.95

Chicken in mole sauce, created by the nuns of Pueblo over 300 years ago in honor of a visiting Viceroy - consisting of peanuts, chocolate, chilies, twenty-seven different herbs and spices, garnished with raw onions slices and served with refried beans and Mexican rice.

FLAUTAS, $10.95

Three delicious crispy, rolled tortillas, filled with chicken or pork, sauteed with onions, bell peppers, spices and herbs. Topped with sour cream and guacamole, and served with refried beans and Mexican rice.

CARNE CON CHILE COLORADO, $10.95

Mexican stew - chunks of tender sirloin cooked in our own red chile sauce, served with refried beans and Mexican rice.

CHILE VERDE, $10.95

Green Mexican stew - chunks of pork cooked in our own green chile sauce. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice.

ENCHILADA RANCHERO, $9.25

Two corn tortillas, filled with chicken covered with our special sauce of sauteed tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and herbs, garnished with real sour cream and our unbeatable guacamole. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice. Succulent!

CARNITAS, $11.95

Golden brown succulent morsels of pork, traditionally enjoyed with soft hot tortillas accompanied by avocado relish, salsa, and refried beans.

VEGETARIAN TAMALE, $8.25

A tasty tamale with zucchini, yellow squash, corn, peas, carrots, potatoes, spinach and cheese, in a homemade, seasoned corn masa. Together with our great Spanish sauce, wrapped in BANANA LEAVES and served with black beans, Mexican rice and avocado relish.

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La Pinata Also Serves A Delicious Array Of

  • Salads
  • Vegetarian Dishes
  • American Sandwich Favorites
  • Egg Dishes
  • Deserts
  • A La Carte Items

And That's Not All!

Children's Plates Are Also Available!

In Short, Come Join Us - At La Pinata!!!!!! - For The Award-Winning Best In Both Dining Delight And After Hours Enjoyment!!!!!!

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© 1995-1998, G. Darrell Berglund, Esq.

Our congratulations to La Pinata, which, due to the foresight of its management and ownership, was one of the earlier advertisers on the Internet. Their foresight, Margarita's, and food prove themselves over and over again!