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Parada Peruvian Kitchen

4.4
4.4
1256 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.

We offer outside reservations. We love to accommodate our customers but preferred seating may be limited by customer turnover time. Please be aware that specific reservation seating is a request and there may be instances when said requests cannot be fulfilled. Thank you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (925) 448-8118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Altamirano

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Creek

  • Cross street

    Treat Blvd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Parking Garage located near the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DS

    DavidS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Parada is a lovely restaurant with an ambiance of Peru. The food had great taste and flavors. Service is friendly and helpful. The major downside of Parada is noise level within the restaurant. Between the open kitchen concrete floors, and metal chairs (screeching across the floors) it was just too loud. We will return because the menu has so many wonderful dishes to explore. But we will have to sit outside, weather permitting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The appetizers and small plates were so good that we didn’t even make it to the entrees, and we need to come back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cheated myself for not giving this a try sooner. Absolutely beautiful food with wonderful service. The lamb shank in Cilantro sauce was incredibly tender and falling off the bone. And the chimichurri was the best I’ve ever had. Thank you Parada team. Can’t wait to come back.
  4. C

    Coco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Great service from Maries our server, but food was not impressive, been to many Peruvian restaurants and nothing something to come back for.
  5. TB

    TheBouge

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Parada ~5 times now. The consistency of the food, drinks, and service is amazing. Food is flavorful. Drinks are delectable. And the service is stellar.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Five of us gathered at Parada to celebrate a 12th wedding anniversary. Our waitress was suburb -- beautifully friendly, quick to deliver on our requests, and knowledgable about the menu for help in choosing food and drink. (Make that drink and food!) We enjoyed the menu's exotic assortment of seafood, the lovely, yummy desserts and delicious drinks. It was nice to eat outside on a cool evening not cool enough to spoil a delightful dinner, excellent service and a friendly atmosphere.
  7. s

    sunnyside1

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is always consistent! Very innovative & tasty. They recently changed the menu & took off the selection of Tuna Bruchetta. I was sad but always can find great alternatives! We love this restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had to walk out of this place! It was our 4 year wedding anniversary and we let that be known when we setup the reservation. We were seated quickly, however in 15 minutes of us sitting down, not one server said a word to us, and continued to walk by us multiple times just smiling and talking to each other, not asking us for drinks, appetizers, anything! After 15-17 minutes we decided to get up and leave, when the hostess asked if we had been helped, we said no. We will never be going to this place again, LIMON in Walnut Creek is 100x more friendly, affordable, and better customer service and atmosphere.
  9. JM

    JonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food/service/ experience are really great! I’m a repeat customer & will certainly go back again. 😎
  10. AM

    AM13

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were great! The portions were a little small for the price but fresh and flavorful. Definitely would go back!
  11. T

    Tetoro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Sangria and ceviche we very good. Great balance of flavor on both. The fish of the day and the paella were good but needed a bit more seasoning. Parada is definitely a go to restaurant for an elevated dinning experience, but within a casual atmosphere.
  12. GF

    GeorginaF

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Not good. And super expensive!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived and sat quickly. Service and food was excellent here. will be coming here again.
  14. MH

    MarkH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Excellent food and cocktails, nice but very loud atmosphere, nonexistent servers (although they were excellent when they appeared). Maybe I just caught them on a night with a lot of staff sick calls?
  15. A

    Alan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The cebiches was tasty, especially the tuna. We wanted paella, and were surprised not to see it on the menu, even though people provided reviews about paella. The waiter agreed that they didn't have paella, and suggested options. We had the Arroz con Marisco, which had little seafood and was in a sauce. We paid way too much for something that didn't taste very good and wasn't what we were looking for. When I looked at my receipt, one line item said "seafood paella $30".
  16. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Peruvian Food I’ve tried!! Nice place and environment. Food and drinks will never disappoint you.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were was incredible. The entire staff was pleasant, attentive and graceful on such an incredibly busy day.
  18. SH

    ScottH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, but won't be our last! Great food and drinks.
  19. D

    Dianne

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a nice neighborhood spot for cuisine that is tasty and unique. We were there for lunch. The empanadas were flaky and spiced just right. The lamb shank was both meaty and tender. They do not serve hot beverages like coffee but have an interesting cocktail bar. It is a bit noisy and seating is tight.
  20. D

    Derricke

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took my wife and our 7 month old for lunch on Mother’s Day, our first time visiting Parada. We tried a little bit of everything on the menu, all of the dishes were very tasty. Our server was attentive and seemed very warm/sincere. We will definitely go have another experience sometime in the near future.
  21. B

    Bob123

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant had a good atmosphere with friendly servers. The food is pricy with the cheapest dishes being around 20 dollars. The food was’t bad but definitely wasn’t worth the cost. Would definitely visit again with a lower price but would much rather go somewhere else where the the price reflects the quality of the food.
  22. FS

    FoodieSF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Have been to parada a number of times but the service was not up to par on our last visit. Food took a long time to arrive, received burnt empanadas.They brought another, but it wasn’t my best experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    The food was fine but the service was horrible. They didn’t really check on us, I had to ask for water twice. The waiter was bad. Bad customer service. I don’t think I will go back.
  24. MA

    MAS16

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The server listened to us and gave us exactly the spiciness we requested. The food was fresh and the right portions. We appreciated the recommendation to add a salad to the bocaditos we ordered. Definitely recommend and will return. You definitely make reservations on the weekends.
  25. DD

    DeborahD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed food- just unusual enough
  26. S

    Si405

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent array of tapas and attentive service, without being annoying. The outside seating was nice and well heated. Excellent sangria!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and the cocktails were delicious. The server was very pleasant and the outdoor dining was very comfortable. It’s a little pricey but I will definitely go again.
  28. CF

    ChristopherF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first, but not my last time going. The food, presentation, drinks and service is impeccable! It was an honor to be served by Eddie. He set the tone and exceeded expectations. Thank You!
  29. MK

    MarkK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful people good food and great drinks. I would recommend Parada to my friends and family
  30. DB

    DamonB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked a reservation for my wife and I's wedding anniversary. We arrived on time and was promptly seated on the patio, on a Monday night. There was others seated around us and was receiving attentive service. Unfortunately, we felt invisible. After 20 minutes of watching everyone around us be serviced we couldn't take it anymore and left. Not an offer of water not even a set up of silverware. We weren't going to let them ruin our celebration so we went to a different downtown restaurant and was treated exceptionally well. I would not recommend anyone to go this place. I don't want to pull the race card, but we were the only people of color there that wasn't staff. I'm not a small person, so for me to be treated like I wasn't even worthy of service and invisible is appalling. The server tended to the group in front of us, behind us, and across from us. And yet never once acknowledged our presence. Everyone stay away. I told the hostess that we were leaving and why. She didn't even ask for us to stay or to correct the issue. So it's fair for me to feel we wasn't wanted there.
  31. L

    Lala

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Everything was good, but not outstanding. A very pleasant evening. No complaints.
  32. CM

    CherylM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was really good and very unique. Staff was great and the drinks were delish
  33. R

    Ramon

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prices had gone up quite a bit since last I went… for that price I rather go to LaMar or Costanera… the last one owned by the same owner of La Parada and Barranco…
  34. FW

    FrancisW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are always amazing here. We end up spending a little more than usual but always enjoy the experience.
  35. M

    Mccyawl

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice creative and authentic menu. Service was good. Not the best value given portions.
  36. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    We were decided rushed thru dinner by the staff. Our entrees came before our drinks or appetizer, and they didn’t make adjustments after we commented that we had expected to have time to enjoy our appetizers first. Just plopped the entrees down and then brought the appetizer (and then drinks, but only after we reminded them). Great food, but we would have liked the chance to enjoy it without being pushed.
  37. ES

    EricaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The workers are always pleasant and the food is phenomenal! The outdoor seating is always bright and they have great music playing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!!! Awesome food!!!!
  39. CS

    ChekS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My mother and I have eaten here often. I have enjoyed it every time. Though it's different every time. This time we had the tuna tartare. Beautiful fish of pink raw tuna, green avocado, Jamaica(?) poached pears, and cassava chips; crunchy, creamy, savory, earthy, sweet. My mother had the Paella. Seafood very tender, juicy, the rice soft, not highly seasoned but tasty. We did add the Peruvian red sauce to spice it up a bit and lemon. I think every time we have eaten here we've had the Paella each time it's a bit different, but each time the seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly. I had the seafood stew, Pescado A Lo Macho. When this came to the table at first I thought it was the wrong dish. It was covered with mushrooms, oyster I think, the fish was underneath with a wealth of seafood: clams, mussels, shrimp, squid tentacles and rings. Cooked fantastically nothing rubbery, melt in your mouth fish, firm sweet shrimp. I forgot to put my dental partial in so I was very thankful it was all cooked delightfully. A side of white jasmine rice came with it. This dish was in an extremely rich, thick, cream paprika sauce. I did have to add the pepper sauce and lemon, it was too rich for me. Needless to say I brought home most of it. I liked this dish greatly, though I was expecting a more stew like sauce not so creamy. We also had two drinks Pura Vida and Cuban Lover. Pura Vida is a tad spicy and comes with a candied piece of jalapeno. I ate mine, woah what a nice kick. I think if I get this again I'll eat the jalapeno first; the syrupy sweet of the drink will be balanced with that heat. Also it came without ice, I would ask for ice if I get it again, it would cut the syrupiness. The Cuban Lover was basically a mojito with mango puree. I have had versions of this in other restaurants and the puree is too thick and sweet, not with this one. Nice treat my mother lived it. I love the music playing, very festive makes me want to go to the bathroom just so I can dance. Lol
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Wait staff was a lil slow. And not to observant to fulfilling our needs

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

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

Parada Peruvian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 1256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Parada Peruvian Kitchen

7001 Sunne Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Treat Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and Parking Garage located near the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Altamirano

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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