Parada Peruvian Kitchen

4.6
1103 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Parada is a casual, welcoming restaurant and rotisserie showcasing vibrant and creative Peruvian flavors. Named for a bustling market in Lima, Peru, Parada embodies the idea of "New Peru" a place for families and friends to come together over bright and flavorful Peruvian comfort food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1103 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Were out of chicken

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JoAnne
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was great. It was my birthday and they let my friend and I stay longer than our reservations. We had such a great time. One of my favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We was an incredible dining experience. Everything was divine. It was my second time and my husbands first. He couldn’t stop praising all the dishes.

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vipmark
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Monday night dinner for two. First time at restaurant. Diverse, interesting, Peruvian menu. Excellent food. Friendly service, but a bit slow on the food delivery as it appeared they were somewhat understaffed (which seems to be fairly common right now for most restaurants as they come out of the Covid lock-downs). Place is also noisy. But with the excellent food and friendly service and a wide variety on the menu, definitely worth checking out, and we ourselves will return.

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vipILoveThisPlace
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible, but noise level was very high. I will definitely go back again.

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DerekL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, knowledge of emu. Great food, very thankful !

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Amini
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was fresh and tasted good, but it wasn't great! A bit pricey for what it was. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great casual bistro atmosphere, not stuffy or pretentious at all! Service was very pleasant and prompt. Cuisine was very fresh, wonderful flavors and prettily presented. Parking on the street was a bit of a chance but there is public parking just steps from the restaurant on the corner. We had a Copa America match on in the bar so there was plenty of enjoyable noise making but nothing out of the usual soccer match. We tried the calamari, ceviche, ensalada with shrimp. The tapas we ordered were in good portion size. Our only complaint was that there plantains advertised tasted suspiciously like bananas but the syrup and seasonings were pleasant. Overall would return for more than the tapas.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Good service. Not too crowded but the layout of the tables seems a little too crunched together-I’m glad there wasn’t a full dinner seating. Road noise is a little overwhelming…almost so loud that you have to talk extremely loud to carry a conversation with the person across from you. It was 7pm so there was still some commuters on the road

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vipsunnyside1
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Parada never fails to fisapount. The octopus was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. The food was delicious and well prepared. Cocktails were good. The desserts were great overall great first time definitely will come back!

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BrettW
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and even better food! You can't miss with anything on the menu.

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viproberthayes
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Way too noisy inside

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MyTwoCents
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing! Wonderful flavors. Service was a bit slow but otherwise good. My only real complaint was that it was very loud, difficult to even hear our friends sitting across from us. I would have preferred a quieter setting but this was also due to the loud parties seated around us. This was our night out without kids so if I wanted to hear loud talkers I would have stayed home. ;) But very enjoyable, will definitely be back again!

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vipDarroc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is just as wonderful. I highly recommend this place.

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JudiH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Parada for my friend's birthday. The food was delicious and the service excellent. They went out of their way to accommodate us. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to going back.

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SonaT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My advice is: Do not go there for dinner.
The quality of food is very low, while the prices are normal.

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vipKirsten
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped here for a late lunch. Service was warm & friendly and the food was perfection!

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QianL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service are friendly. Environment fun. Food fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I thought the portion sizes were small and the prices high.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Don't go to Parada without trying the ceviche and we highly recommend the empanadas. A pisco sour goes great with their Peruvian cuisine.

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SMar
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Server was not very attentive. Did not acknowledge I was there for my personal birthday dinner. Asked for chicha (drink) server asked us for a 2nd option in case chicha was not available. She came back with 2nd option without saying chicha was not available ( obviously it was not ). Did not ask how everything was going. Server was gone for a long while. I asked mgr. at the end if she was the only 1. She was 1 of the only 2 servers.
It was a hot day. The had very small glasses of water. It took a while for busser to refill

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Edmj2tl
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Took a little while to get the food out though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best cocktails!!

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GayleD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine

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KirstenL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I just had my first trip to Parada in Walnut Creek. Overall, the food and drinks were very delicious. While I loved the roasted chicken at Limon in downtown Walnut Creek, I think I would travel to Parada the next time I am looking for Peruvian food. Overall, it was less crowded, less rushed, and easier to get a reservation for the same quality of food and drinks. My only con would be that they brought out our appetizer at the same time as the main meal. I don't like it when kitchens can't time that better. If you would like them to come out separately, I would definitely recommend just putting in your appetizer order first and ordering a main meal later.

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Sfstudiocity
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is highly recommended. Such good service, amazing food, and the space feels so comfortable. The cocktails, the empanadas, the ceviche, the chicken chicharrones, the scallops, the roasted chicken.... It was all divine. I'd like a sangria right now that I'm thinking about it.

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Teabag
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, unusual cocktails prepared by helpful,friendly bartender, who guided us thru menu and expertly described each dish and made awesome suggestions.
All around service surperb.

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EastbayFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Seafood paella, Pork shoulder Adobo and Cebiche was all to die for! Reasonably priced for the portions served.

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PattiC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The service was outstanding! It was a very windy night and we were outside but we were seated where there were barriers against the wind and heat lamps that worked very well! The food was excellent and Tony was very attentive. It was a lovely evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tony was fantastic. We had so much fun. Ceviche, entrees and dessert. Everything was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Had to constantly flag down waiter . Not real friendly either .
Loma salado beef was like shoe leather . Really bad

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

What a great meal! This was our first time here and we will be back again soon!

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JamieandClaire
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is delicious. Wait staff efficient. Can get noisy especially inside we ate outside .

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Sonia
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are fantastic! My husband and I love going here for special occasions and we never been disappointed.

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Claire
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We were in patio seating and it was sufficiently warm with plenty of outdoor heaters during a brisk evening. The service was excellent, food is reasonably priced and portions is more than we would normally eat in a restaurant. Food was delicious and came out at a reasonable time. Cocktails were great and everything was good! Nothing to complain about. We’ve been here a few times and it’s been consistent.

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Dick
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, good servers. Ambience rated lower because we could not get them to close the front door for a long time. It was blowing 62 degree air onto our table

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vipOCHiii
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Large variety of dishes on the menu and great cocktails.

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parada is a fun restaurant with great food! We loved all the tapas we ordered.

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StephenB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The evening we went we sat outside. It was freezing cold. They didn't have enough heaters so it was a bit uncomfortable. My wife is Peruvian so we're very familiar with Peruvian food and various Peruvian restaurants in the area. I'd say the food was good but nothing really stood out.

FAQs

Parada Peruvian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 448-8118.

Parada Peruvian Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.