Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laspalomasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5123279889x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Happy Hours, Tues-Sat: 5:30pm - 6:30pm / 8:30pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar offers full service catering from 30 to 150 people. Our goal is to provide you and your guests with excellent food, beverages, and service, in a relaxed and affordable setting.

    Depending on the size of your party, we’ll create a menu from a selection of appetizers and entrees that you choose. We will do our best to accommodate guests with special dietary needs, or for events that require different hours than our standard hours. You can visit our website for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar offers a private and a semi-private room for special occasions, group meetings, and other gatherings. Our goal is to provide you and your guests with excellent food, beverages, and service, in a relaxed and affordable setting.

    Our semi-private room can seat small groups of up to 15 people during lunch or dinner hours.

    Our private-room can accommodate groups of up to 50 guests during lunch or dinner hours.

    We can accommodate groups of over 50 guests by opening two rooms adjacent to each other. For more information, please visit our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Maricarmen Dale 5123279889x
  • Entertainment: Live gypsy guitar music every Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Special Events: Spanish Saturdays with Paella & Live Gypsy Music!

    Join us Saturday evenings for authentic Spanish Paella, gypsy guitar by De Lamar guitar and violin trio, and a full menu of traditional, authentic Interior Mexican cuisine.

    Quantities are limited, and early reservations are encouraged. Please call or reserve your table through Open Table on our website or your smart phone. We look forward to seeing you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walsh Tarlton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar is located in the South West corner of the West-Wood Shopping Center with ample parking. Look for the lovely patio with large Live Oak trees.
A word from Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
A “hidden jewel”, Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar serves authentic and distinctive Interior Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sourcing the freshest and highest quality regional ingredients available, Las Palomas uses treasured family recipes for their signature mole sauce, seafood and produce, as well as a full range of delicious dishes, premium margaritas, wines and beers.

Founded by retired diplomat Javier Corona and his wife, Amelia, in 1983, Las Palomas is now led by their daughter, MariCarmen Corona Dale, whose high standards and attention to detail ensures patrons are served only the best. Featuring artfully decorated dining rooms, a peaceful patio, full bar, flexible special event spaces and regular live music and happy hours, Las Palomas continues to be the Austin area’s favorite source for quality Interior Mexican cuisine. For more information, please visit www.laspalomasrestaurant.com.
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Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (8)great for outdoor dining (7)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food and service is always consistent. One of my favorite places, a real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Weekly Go To
    Kellysboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Las Palomas is this fan's favorite for the Chili Relleno and the great variety of soups and tacos. The waitstaff are engaged and attentive without over-filling your water glass. Excellent bar and the Las Palomas margarita is a must have! We have dinner here frequently and have never left wanting. Dessert? You bet! The flan is a fave. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JSM1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Las Palomas is always dependable for a good meal of interior Mexican food. They have live background music on Sat. night which is pleasant but not loud. Mole dishes are great and there are several good seafood options. This is a great neighborhood restaurant that is locally owned and has been in business over 30 years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Las Palomas many, many times ever since it opened in the early 80's, and have never been disappointed. We have celebrated several anniversaries and Valentine events. Always good food; always good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tequila 512 Tasting Review
    Tequila512
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Las Palomas hosted Tequila512 founder Scott Willis, to guide diners through a three-course dinner with Tequila512 pairings. It was a fun affair. Guest sat at community tables and had an opportunity to make new friends and discuss the wonderful meal. The Tequila 512 was paired with an appetizer, an entree and then dessert. Everyone learned a lot about the tequila making process.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best chicken mole ever
    MPC59
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The chicken mole is the best! The chicken enchiladas filled with fluffy white chicken and perfect tortillas to boot! wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar reviews archive.
  • splendid slice of Mexico
    Satisfecho
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mexico's famed cuisine, which is very different from the taco stand variety, is one of the outstanding cuisines of Latin America, rivalled only, perhaps, by Peruvian cuisine. Las Palomas brings this important culinary tradition to Austin, and meals there never disappoint. The atmosphere is pleasant, and often there is the added benefit of live music. Altogether, a huge asset for Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    tlcc
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I came in to pass a couple of hours away. Sat at the bar where Jeff and Ben were bar tending. They helped me deside in an apitizer and made be the best margarita I ever had. I will come back and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like home.
    TXJBDVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Love coming here because it doesn't feel like Austin. It feels like a quiet little neighborhood Tex-Mex place in West Houston. Instead of long waits and trendy hipsters, I can always walk in, sit right down at a table, and usually be surrounded by families and middle-aged couples. Sometimes it's nice for everything not to have to be so cool all the time. That's hard to find in this city. The food is good too. There are better Mexican spots in town, but Las Palomas gets the job done. Sangria-swirl frozen margaritas are my go-to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music is a mixed blessing
    John40
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    On Saturday evenings, they have live music. This reinforces the Mexican food culture. However, we came to have a nice conversation. The music was intrusive for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    truffle
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    From online pictures, thought it would be nicer inside..........very typical Mexican look. Food choices were great but nothing special in taste and service was only mediocre. Would go there in nice weather to sit outside, have a drink and some appetizers. Will not return for lunch or dinner eating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable with good food
    Shrinkgirl
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I really like this place. The mole and Verdi sauces are great. I had salamon which was good. Our waiter was a bit curt but other than that we enjoyed ourself.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The entire dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The entire dining experience was perfecto! Loved the food, drinks, music an outdoor waiting area! Thanks for a splendid time!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No thanks
    Pamelita
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a reservation for dinner on Valentine's Day. I am vegetarian and was told there would be vegetarian options (like cheese enchiladas). The special menu had no veggie options. When I asked about the cheese enchiladas I was told they could not do that. They offered grilled bell peppers, squash and onions as my entree. No thanks....so we left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Really For Valentine's
    Foodieonthego
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I find Las Palomas as a great place for bigger parties and better as a lunch place. For Valentine's, it was a disappointment for several reasons. I had requested a quiet table for two though this request is was likely impossible because the entire restaurant is noisy and energetic with a big crowd. The set menu was OK for the price. We enjoyed the appetizer, main course and dessert with the "complimentary" glass of Prosseco, but the service was rushed giving the feeling that we were to eat and leave to make our table available for the next party. There was confusion because the bar menu was on the table featuring daily specials, but when asked for them, the waiter said they were not available because of the special menu for Valentine's
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best place in westlake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent valentines dinner. Love the owner MariCarmen. Only slight complaint, our server seemed VERY new. ( serving men first, glasses in wrong location, never cleared table.) but very pleasant and quick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Palomas
    MexicanFoodLover
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Great staff, wonderful ambiance, great date place and lovely Austin hot spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Experience
    BEL1
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was fine. We were seated at a table near the band and it was difficult to talk with the other people at our table. Our waiter told us the restaurant policy was to not provide separate checks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carefully seasoned food; great
    blancocounty
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Carefully seasoned food; great soups and excellent service. A great dinner with family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No reservation
    noreservationQVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We made a reservation for a party of 6 at 7:15 so we could see a 9 pm movie. They don't actually reserve a table for anyone. We waited for > 30 minutes for a table just as if we walked in. Food was good and waiter did a good job of pushing the order - but the experience dampened the dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the usual excellence
    blancocounty
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    On New Year's Eve, we passed on the superb paella because we'd had it the week before. My wife had salmon chipolte and I had the steak and shrimp. Both were excellent. We had a new waiter, not one of our regulars, but he was attentive and got everything right. A very enjoyable meal and evening. We recommend Las Palomas highly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Palomas
    austindining
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    They have great authentic Mexican food, and there is so much to choose from. If you want really good Mexican food, then this is the place to go. This is not a fancy restaurant, just nice decor and a very relaxed atmosphere. They have an extensive menu, so there is something for everyone in your group. My favorite part of the menu is the section where you can choose either salmon, shrimp or tilapia, and then you are given a choice of about 12 different ways they can make it for you. I choose a different sauce each time and each one has been delicious! My family loves this restaurant, it is our family favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westlake gem!
    Austinfoodie
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We went to Las Palomas for my birthday dinner. We made reservations on Open Table, and had no wait at all when we got there. We were seated next to the band, which was a nice surprise. They even played "Happy Birthday" for me. The food was excellent, as usual. The margaritas were delicious; and my wife enjoyed the "skinny" house margarita. The service was perfect! We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Las Palomas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Excellent dining for over 30 years. Lovely business with tasty family recipes from the interior of Mexico.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BETTER THAN GOOD!
    TEEGANVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Consistently a fine gem that has been consistent and exceptional over the years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood stand-by
    hammer
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    This is just a great local place -- high quality food, excellent margaritas and nice people. They do a nice job of adding lighter seafood and salad dishes to a more traditional Mexican menu. Our server was very polite when we returned the first basket of chips (which was stale) and brought us fresh hot ones quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday girl
    Birthdaycelebration
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Overall it was ok. Not what was expected from the previous reviews that had been read. Tables are very small for groups but for small numbers, two people, it would be great. Service was ok, waiter was nice but had to wait or call for service. Atmosphere was noisy, not quiet or even moderately quiet for a peaceful dinner. I would only recommend this restaurant for an early dinner or perhaps brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood
    John40
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    My wife and I have eaten at Las Palomas many times. The seafood is outstanding, especially the Veracruzana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably superior
    LongTimeVisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I've been coming to Las Palomas virtually since it opened. I just love the Las Palomas combination plate: A fabulous assortment of flavors all on one dish. It's very good every time, has great variety, and I don't even need to look at the menu. The kitchen was a little slower than usual on this occasion, but a 3-piece band kept us entertained, and a margarita and chilps and salsas held us until our meals arrived.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Mythoughts
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I love that I can always go here and get a top shelf Margarita and good food! Service is great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • probably won't be back
    reviewer
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    1) the online reservation we made was not received at the restaurant 2) they sat us in a back room that had 12 other kids, some of whom we're singing... We couldn't hear each other talk. 3) we brought a coupon, and the waiter stood at the table reading the fine print, which I found awkward and uncomfortable. 4) server forgot to apply that coupon to our ticket, although he was apologetic and fixed it 5) the food that the waiter bagged for us to take home was much less than was left on the plate. 6) as we were leaving, the two hostesses had much more to talk about with each other than to thank us for our business or even acknowledge we were leaving.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    We eat out a lot and Las Palomas is a regular in our rotation. Great Mexican food and the best mole we've found anywhere. They are closed Sunday and Monday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good interior Mexican food
    LongTimeVisitorVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    This place has been around for a very long time and consistently delivers very good interior Mexican food, distinct from Tex-Mex, in a pleasant environment for a reasonable price. Order the Las Palomas combination for a chance to sample a variety of culinary delights and spare yourself the trouble of making an otherwise difficult choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress had an off day.
    Adutchgirl
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Food is good. Service was strange: our waitress put our check on the table without asking if we wanted dessert. The table next to us (4 people, 2-course meal) got the wrong check. They thought it was ours because it was for two people, but it wasn't. Out tble wasn't dried off very well. Our table was very wet. Water kept dripping in my husband's lap. It's water that comes off the frozen margarita glasses, I think. Since they serve that a lot, they should know this problem. Food was good, like I said, nothing special. I don't think it's a fine dining/romantic dinner kind if place. Just go there if you're in a hurry (service was quick) and just need a quick bite to eat and are not expecting reaching any culinary heights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service!
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Las Palomas has great food and the service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shepherd Lunch
    Shepherd
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    They were very accommodating when we had to add to our reservation #. Great service as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent service
    John40
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    On previous visits, our servers were cheerful, friendly, and attentive. On this last occassion, our servier was sullen and inattentive. His attitude was like he had just lost a loved one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interior Mexican Food
    SStoneVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We celebrated my birthday with my favorite margarita and a couple of chef selections from the menu. Everything was perfect. If you haven't tried it, the Chicken with Pecan Sauce is delectable. And you can't beat the garlic shrimp plate. What a beautiful dining room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food on a great outdoor patio
    JLFergVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Las Palomas sells super fresh Mexican food and great drinks, and they have a wonderful outdoor patio that is shaded. My friend loved her ceviche and thought it was the best she had ever had. I had a fajita salad and the chicken was spicy and delicious and the salad was cheesy. Their house margaritas are a tad limey (sour more than sweet) and refreshing in the Texas heat. I'd definitely eat here again the next time I'm in Austin.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another star!
    blancocounty
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We had the Mother's Day luncheon and it was terrific. The paella was great. We took about 20% of it home and had it for lunch the next day. Every bit of it delicious. The flan is the best in Austin. We are trying to get Mariecarmen to make paella a regular item for Saturday evenings. Service started ab it slow, but then turned into the usual great service. A fine experience; as was Valentine's Day; and as it always is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.