Parada, Walnut Creek

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Parada

7001 Sunne Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

925-448-8118

Parada Website

Parada Walnut Creek Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Parada is a Peruvian restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek, just a block from the BART station.
Carlos Altamirano, best known for La Costanera in Half Moon Bay, is the chef. His track record made selecting this place, a no brainer. They also run Piqueos, Mochica, and Sanguchon.

Insider Tip – The food is cheaper at lunch.

Cuisine – Peruvian
Location – Downtown Walnut Creek
Opened – 2015

Parada Walnut Creek Interior Decor

Service – Parada had decent service, no worries about guidance, pacing or water refills.
Verdict – Parada shows that there is solid ethnic food way out in the suburbs. Be sure to try it if you are nearby and like Peruvian.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Parada Signature Dishes – Cebiches, Paella, Anticuchos

Parada’s Menu is pretty wide ranging with 6 starters, 3 cebiches, 3 skewers, 3 Chicharrones, Sandwiches, and 8 large plates.

Website Parada Menu

Parada Food Picks:

Parada Walnut Creek Cancha_

Complementary Cancha or corn nuts.

Parada Walnut Creek Cebiche Mixto

Cebiche Mixto ($16.50) Calamari, mussels and clams in rocoto leche de tigre was good, but very spicy. Ample quantity but just 2 shrimp.

Parada Walnut Creek Chicken Skewers

Chicken Anticuchos ($13) or Skewers Peru inspired Kart street vendor grilled skewers, marinated in panca paste and Peruvian spices were also very good. Very tender chicken.

Parada Walnut Creek Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains ($8) were simple but tasty.

Parada Walnut Creek Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella ($20) Peruvian style seafood paella, Bomba rice, saffron-paprika base, and Peruvian beer was a little different than a Spanish version at Belota, that we had recently. Also a very good dish with lots of seafood and a nice balance of flavors.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

Parada Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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