Palacio
Palacio

Palacio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.palaciorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4084023811x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday / 4pm - Close

    Sunday Brunch / 10:00am - 4pm

    Dinner Menu begins daily at 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Lee Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Palacio has a full catering menu for any type of event, no party is too big or too small.
  • Private Party Facilities: Palacio Restaurant offers several private and semi-private dining rooms. We will work with you to create a custom menu and ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Banquet Coordinator 8887429634
  • Special Events: Private rooms available for corporate and personal events.
    Baja room holds up to 68 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grays Ln.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: - 2hr Street Parking
    - Underground parking in Lot #4 on Railroad Way between Elm and Gray’s, Unlimited
A word from Palacio
Palacio offers an upscale Latin Cuisine that meets the highest standards of quality and freshness. Executive Chef Lee Hernandez draws inspiration from both contemporary and traditional styles of Latin American cooking to create unique, distinctive dishes that stand out.



Enjoy a cocktail at the full bar, featuring extensive tequila and specialty cocktail selections, Our knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect wine pairing to compliment your dining experience. Located in the historic Coggeshall Victorian Mansion in Downtown Los Gatos, Palacio truly is an unrivaled sensory experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Palacio reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (79)special occasion (45)romantic (44)neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (36)good for groups (29)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (13)scenic view (13)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (11)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (6)Show More
  • So-so
    isupk10
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Well the Margo's were good, thought the dishes were over priced. Both my wife and I did not feel real good after we left. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back .
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  • expensive and food is terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food at this restaurant is not good, and it is expensive, we won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoor patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, tapas plates on the outdoor patio, with a nice bottle of wine (brought from home, $20 corkage)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great atmosphere - especially if you can get an outside table. Food is a mixed bag - beautifully presented but not always as tasty as it looked. Lots of gluten free offerings which is amazing for a local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gas leak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Unfortunately, the prime location was cordoned off because of a gas leak. We were offered a table inside which looked old and sad. Or the second outdoor area next to the walkway by the noisy air conditioner motor. We decided it wouldn't br enjoyable and walked to another restaurant. The hostess was very nice about it and understanding since other patrons felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Interior space is sparse, cold, dark, uncomfortable, Not well thought out. My husband at 6ft looked like a child sitting in his chair. Too low for most adults. I'm short they work for me. Table for 2 small, and I mean small. Just enough for your plate and cutlery. The waiter was great, no issues here. Food good but not as good as the hype. May come back, sit outside only and try the tapas, but this is a big maybe.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Los Gatos Gem
    Griotman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Palacio is a dreamy diner's delight in the heart of Los Gatos: great food, great service, great ambiance. The Paella is off-the-chart good, and all meals are prepared and presented with a connoisseur's care. Highly recommend; you won't be disappointed. The restaurant has no attitude and is great for occasions from colossal to casual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kelly G
    sxmwatersports
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The waiter could not provide any information about the numerous sipping tequilas and tequila flights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emma
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was a bit disappointing, would not recommend for connoisseur, but an overall experience is very positive
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Delicious dining experience
    eeglilac
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our meal was delicious! From the appetizers to main course and dessert, the presentation was amazing and the food was delicious. The Latin flavors were cooked to perfection. Not too spicy but bursting with flavor! I would highly recommend Palacio. It is a bit pricey but wonderful for a special evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    Donatdinner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was exceptional. We booked for 9pm on a weekday and it was beginning to slow down. However the service was very good. The Lobster Crepes were incredible and the quality of the Sea bass was perhaps only outdone by the creative and colourful presentation. We enjoyed really good Pisco Sours with our meal. Excellent dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • frug
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We took our friends there to celebrate their 49th anniversary and had a lovely time. The service was excellent and our waiter's preferences from the menu were spot on. He also brought out a free dessert for our friends. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new birthday place for us!
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We took advantage of the good weather and dined outside on the deck. I requested patio seating and was pleased that not only did they honor that request, they noticed that I mentioned that it was a birthday celebration. After dinner, out comes a fabulous dessert with ice cream, berries, and churros filled with caramel. A real treat and now this is one of our new family birthday places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • disastrous
    laverite
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service? waited 40 minutes for initial server contact. the foolish server embarrassed my date by commenting on seeing her at the restaurant before with another man Food? not close to fresh, at very fresh prices. obviously reheated, meat was starting to spoil
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Anniversary day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Ourtime
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We came on our 26th wedding anniversary and we both felt the dinner was pushed along WAY too fast. We drove from Morgan Hill and wanted to have a relaxing dinner at our pace. The food was excellent and the service was good just moved to fast for us. Thank you for recognizing our special day. J&G
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    luvoceanviews
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The weather was perfect for enjoying their outdoor seating area. Palacio presents their food beautifully. We loved the lobster bisque and the fresh halibut this particular evening. Great restaurant for any occasion..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Latin Cusine
    dvnoneVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A little Peruvian, a little Mexican...you can't go wrong with Palacios! They make a killer margarita that spicy muddled with cucumber. The ceviche was both delicious and beautiful. The broth on the mussels were fantastic. The only minus was the paella. It was a little dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • An LG winner
    veggiequeen
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was our first time at Palacio and my friend and I would definitely come back. Nice selections on menu to fit just about all tastes. Food very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, lousy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had dinner there this past Sunday night and found the food to be excellent. However, the service was what I would rate very poor. Don't think either of the two waiters or the two helpers really wanted to be there or cared about showing us a great time. We had to ask for things more than once several times and felt that they just didn't care if we were there or not. We overheard two other tables also commenting on how bad the service was. Needless to say, next time we are in Los Gatos, even though the food was very good, we will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • first time and delighted
    GemmaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    this was our first time dining at this restaurant and we were very happily surprised at the wide range of menu items and quality of the food. Setting is very pretty on the patio, servers attentive. Will definitely go back and try other items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • A hint of spice
    wonderfulglutenfree
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Palacio. We had reservations, so there was no waiting to be seated. The staff all worked together well and our waitress was friendly and competent. The food had some spice, but just a kick at the end. We all left very full, I don't think any of us ate the very last bit as we just couldn't stuff any more in.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A date night spot
    Anasampy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I are always looking for a fun spot to have good food and a fun atmosphere. This is the spot to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience
    TinaM
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had the most amazing dining experience at Palacio. Each dish was stunningly delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and pet friendly
    Dinningwdogs
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had my little dog with me and they were very accommodating. We had to eat outside and for some reason it was windy and cold on a summer night. They set up a heather for us to make us feel as comfortable as possible. Food and margaritas are excellent!
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  • Neighborhood Gem
    LGlocal
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I would recommend Palacio to friends/neighbors but we ordered mussels that were not fresh!!!!! I really don't mine the spin on the traditional or classic dishes. But, you have to do a better job.We ordered the shrimp ceviche with the added popcorn and mandarin orange slices NOT good. Our entrees were great but I will be skipping the tapas the next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    nice2dine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food is always good, the outdoor dining wonderful and the service is pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor dining
    AndyCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I've been here twice and the Mexican/latin american selection has been good. Sitting outside has been very nice and the historic building itself it very pretty.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great Outdoor Restaurant
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have been to this place several times and the food has always been great. So is the service. But you must sit outdoors only. Inside seating is not so fun - feels too dark. Wish the table that we got outside had been bigger though as it got a little too overcrowded with items and my husband and I always felt like we were going to knock down our water or wine glass! We had the chips and the guacamole and salsa - yum! The Paella is fantastic and the scallops were also delicious. But the Flan, which we shared, was not good. It was dense and harder than what we have had in other restaurants. Will try something different next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey!
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Had dinner with 3 other girlfriends. Nice setting both indoors and out. Entree sizes were OK but the tapas were overpriced. Not sure I'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • Great, again!
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I really like that every time we go the menu is slightly different....new and delicious things to try. Our food was fresh, flavorful and plentiful. We ended up ordering too much but it made for some nice leftovers. Hostess was charming and friendly but our waiter this time was a newbie and a bit under par. He brought us the wrong drink, didn't know what was in one of the dishes and didn't check on us for almost 20 minutes. Overall though the food and ambiance more than made up for his inexperience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • long wait for food
    SlowService
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    if you value your privacy and don't mind the wait, this place is nice. don't go if you want to catch a movie in an hour and a half... just not enough time. This was our 2nd time going here and though the staff was polite and professional we rarely saw our waiter both experiences. it was our anniversary. Our drinks ran empty a number of times, love the guacamole appetizer however this time the bus boy removed our half eaten chips. (without asking, and before we were done...) This would not have been an issue if our food wad ready but sadly we ended up waiting another hour for the main course... with no explanation or apology for the wait. the food is great but you have to wait a while and the service is just not as it should be.
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  • Excellent Father's Day pick
    chloeVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Not being from the area, we felt so lucky to find Palacio on Open Table. For starters, our server Tim was the BEST! He made our Father's Day brunch so much fun! The food and drinks were excellent, very tasty and fulfilling. The patio had a bit of the wait, so we sat inside, but would probably stick it out and wait for the patio if we;re lucky enough to be back in the area. I can only imagine how cool dinner would be! Check this place out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Service is slow
    SusanJAK
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Everything was great, however the service is very slow. Thai is the second time we have been there and the service has been very slow each time. The servers are very nice it just takes a long time for drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • EleanoreVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was our third visit to Palacio. This was our most satisfying of visits. Very nice waiter, no poo pah just natural helping attending youn man. Food was excellent. We dine out once a week. This was one of our best.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & friendly service
    soozhd
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was delicious and the staff were accomodating. My mother wanted the seared salmon to be grilled and they did so perfectly. The waiter heard us talking about it being my mother's birthday and presented her with a candle-lit dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic outdoor brunch
    Mewnshine
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We love their brunch setting & menu: peaceful outdoor front deck, and the menu offers outstanding Latin American influenced breakfast classics, plus lunch options from their main dinner menu. Put on sunscreen & bring a hat for when the sun shifts if you like open-air dining, or try for a deep shade table in the side garden.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Patio Dining and Best Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went with a group (7) to happy hour and they have one of the best around. The Palacio Margarita is delicious and at $6 a bargain during HH. The Sopacitos are filling and not as spicy as some of the other dishes..I like that. Guacamole is excellent, Sliders spicy but great. Service from Thomas was excellent and the lovely hostess staff got us in when it looked like patio dining was out for us. We squeezed into a round table for 6, but really not a tight fit so perfect. Make sure they know you are open to that. Overall, left full and had two margies each and still under $40 without tip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Server never learned cust. service
    SaratogaL
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I asked server if the dinner entrée I was considering was spicy and he assured me it was not. So I ordered it and was disappointed to discover the sauce was HOT! Scraped off as much of the peppery sauce as possible and tried to eat the rest but it had permeated the food. Sweat beading off my nose I drank all the water. When he re-appeared to ask how everything was I told him he streered me wrong. Rather than apologize he argued! Maybe he's used to firey hot spices but I'm not and if I say it's too hot to eat then who is he to tell me it isn't! His attitude was indifferent and he let me know it. Not how I wanted my anniversary dinner to turn out. We will not be dining at this restaurant again.
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  • Exeeded Expectation
    TimothyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had never tried Palacio based on rumors of overpriced, small portions, inconsistent service, etc. Some of those comments are reflected in Opentable reviews. But we decide to try, and were very pleasantly surprised. The menu was different than any other spanish/latin food around, and our selections were delicious...with large portions. Seafood enchiladas with lobster tomato sauce was outstanding, as was the seafood special halibut. Guacamole and salsa were terrific appetizers...and the dessert, too. Service was earnest and quite prompt, and it was a great evening for dining on the patio. Bottom line: we will be back.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • not so great
    enjoysyummyfood
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Wish we hadn't spent our date night on this mediocre service and weird-tasting food. To be fair, the guacamole was really good and my husband's filet was pretty decent. my chicken was not good and i could not finish it due to the strange spices and unappetizing gravy. When I asked about what it was, the server was not helpful and began guessing and didn't follow through on her offer to go ask the kitchen. We often had empty drink glasses and they didn't turn on the patio heaters, so we were starting to get cold. By the time we were ready for dessert, we were both looking forward to just getting our check and going somewhere else. The building was beautiful and iI think they must rely on that to get business.
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