Palomino - Dallas
Palomino - Dallas

Palomino - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: (214) 999-1222
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm (bar only)
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
    PRE-GAME 3-FOR-$25 MENU!
    Join us for Stars & Mavericks Home Games and enjoy 3 courses for just $25. Available 5pm ‘til game time, our trained staff will ensure that you are in & out in time for the game. Plus, you’ll receive complimentary valet service and a reserved seat on our shuttle. Make your reservations today! Visit www.palomino.com to view our special Pre-Game 3-for-$25 menu.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: David Pena
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Palomino - Dallas can accommodate any size large party. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Whitney Gallina 2149991222x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl at Cedar Springs
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Service.
A word from Palomino - Dallas
Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value. We offer a complimentary Valet Service, as well.

General Manager: Steven Maldonado
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Palomino - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (31)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (17)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)scenic view (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Love it!
    BamaBandFan
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We love the food and service. This time there were two large groups of kids (high school or younger) who were really loud. Once they left, things were more enjoyable, volume wise as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food was great, great atmosphere, but the server should have told us that our ticket was misplaced and our food would be delayed instead of just letting us sit there watching plates go by. The manger finally came over to explain what happened and kindly offered to compliment our food but by then my mind was made up that the server was at a complete "0".
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    KGJ14
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Palamino is just ok. And kind of disappointing for the price. The food is good, but not memorable. There's a limited selection of liquors and specialty drinks (who doesn't have Makers Mark?). The lights are too bright in the dining area, so the ambiance is kind of weird and uncomfortable. Kind of feels like a cafeteria. Definitely would rather go somewhere else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch 11/5/14
    luv3dine
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food good as usual......Service was good, but not up to usual standards. Still would always recommend for a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food
    tennis
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Ordered food well done and it came out rare. Asked waiter for 6 people on one check and one person on a second check and he put everyone on the same check.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimmyson
    Jimmyson
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My dining experience was very enjoyable. I liked the seasonal favors such as the pumpkin spice martini and the spiced coffee. I have been here effort the last 3 years for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Chef and waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Jacqueline's culinary skill was exquisite. Don't remember our waiter's name but he was very attentive and professional. We will come back if you can guarantee us that Jacqueline will be our chef.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    me4him
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    the food is excellent!! The server was very knowledgeable and friendly but not overly so. Everything was great with the exception of the time it took to get service, get the food, get the check, and pay the bill. If this is supposed to done in a European environment, that is dinner is to take two plus hours, then it should be so stated. Otherwise, it is not acceptable. It is possible they were short staffed either in the kitchen or on the floor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food is always good, but the service lacked. We were there for a business lunch and it was too loud to hear across the table. So I would describe the noise level as loud and not energetic.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palomino Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The restaurant was nice but the food was fairly average given the price and service was good but nothing spectacular. Doubt I would go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    YogafoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service was spotty and almost rude. Waiter seemed annoyed at having to serve us. Food was underwhelming.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service; mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Really caught these guys on a bad day. Kitchen was backed up and they were clearly short servers. When I spend more that $100 on lunch for three people (without alcohol), I expect way more than this. I could have gotten better food and service at Cafe Express right down the street.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    SonnyCrockett
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Been to a few of Palomino's properties...always excellent, always consistent. Top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely enjoyable
    wranglerBB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a quiet Saturday night date at the Palomino. The food and ambiance was great. Delicious warm chocolate cake for dessert. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Adam
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was expecting great things, but good was just ok. Service and pricing left soemthing to be desired.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palomino or Bust!
    Marcus08
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Palomino is a restaurant you can always count on to make an evening special - great food, outstanding service, comfortable environment, upscale but not stuffy, can be dressy or smart casual. Easy to park with friendly valets, and also an outdoor area to have a romantic walk after dinner or drinks. Every time I choose Palomino I'm glad I did!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service both very good
    Evan
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food served at right temps, reasonable portion for the cost. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch!
    WeekendVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Scallops were perfect. Weird side dish. Excellent crime brûlée. Service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing restaurant
    los0230
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had our 4 year anniversary here, made a request if the restaurant could leave a rose at the table fire my wife and it was done as soon as e say down. Food was great, great ambience. The server was so well mannered and provided more then excitement service. Would differently recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GmanVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After having a number of lunches at Palomino, this was my first dinner. I was not disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour for Chicago visitor!
    LittlejohnBday
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Mark was our patio waiter and he made our Happy Hour great! Delish appetizers recommended along with our wine on patio! Chicago visitor really enjoyed!! Thx!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food as Good as Always
    LarryMVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we always eat here before shows at the Winspear Opera House. The food is consistently great with great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • palomino
    bcumberworth
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Good food, good service and attractive interior. They validate parking which was nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palomino dallas
    Dwitt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed a nice lunch. Food was delicious and wine selection was more than adequate. Nice service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience and Food!
    UptownWino
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I brought a work group to celebrate them hitting their goals. We had a great time! Beautiful to sit out on the terrace, great drinks, and scallops that melted in your mouth. Mark was an excellent server that took excellent care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Requiem for a Restaurant
    WorldlyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have dined at Palomino about 50 times over what now seems like over 15 years. Sadly, this once spry young colt is now ready for the glue factory. Our appetizer - the artichoke and crab dip was swimming in congealed butter. Our entree - capellini with shrimp - had overcooked shrimp and too many capers, giving the whole dish a pickled taste. On the plus side, the thin pomme frites with the steak and frites were crisp and tasty. Service was pleasant, and eager to please as we were among very few diners on a Thursday night. In short, there are many great restaurants in Dallas at which to dine. Sadly, Palomino is no longer one of them.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    dsparks
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've always enjoyed Palomino for the food, service, and selections and its location in the heart of Dallas. We were off to the House of Blues for some music and stopped by for a dinner. We were pleased to find that on our night the bottles of wine were half priced and sold for what they cost in a retail shop. Nice selections to choose from.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Hour at Palominos
    Carol1VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ate outside and it was very pleasant but service a little lacking. We love the pizzas at happy hour but the crust was not crispy as in the past. Drinks always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 803 reviews are from the Palomino - Dallas reviews archive.
  • B-day dinner at Palomino's
    EFGCSR
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Never fails to amaze - always wonderful good, service and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service,so-so food
    WKHicks
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I guess ordered the wrong entree this past weekend--lobster ravioli. It had no taste, very little lobster, and I was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Palomino
    DD3g
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I really enjoy eating at the Palomino. It's walking distance to my work. I would like to comment on how friendly our waitress was. I love getting Tammy Harless as our waitress. She is great! We never ran out of water and she consistently checked on us. She is always helpful with making decisions on what to order. I will ask for her section every time I go here. I definitely recommend to everyone who dines here to ask for her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated.
    Nomnom2go
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Took a bunch of foreign business guests to the restaurant because of glowing reviews on Yelp. Food was overrated and over priced, ambiance was fair, mixed drinks lacked alcohol, and the waiter did not even try to help the guests with food and drink options or make an attempt to understand their English. Disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palominos
    StylingDiva
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I ALWAYS enjoy my dining experience at Palominos! GREAT food, romantic atmosphere and EXCELLENT service!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled Salmon Always Good!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Try the grilled salmon for a delicious and healthy meal! It is accompanied by grilled asparagus. The hummus is freshly made and is a great appetizer ! The service was also excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT date night
    Alise
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I requested a table that was quiet and that's what we got. 3 hours of grazing through the different menu courses and great conversation was just what we needed. Our server was knowledgable, reciting the menu by memory, not intrusive with just the right amount of engagement. The food was great, with a variety of menu options from small plates to more substantial foodie type dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Before Symphony
    Carol1VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We enjoy going to Palominos for a light dinner before we go to Dallas Symphony performances. Their happy hour menu is great and nicely priced along with great cocktail specials. Will look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PALOMINO
    SHARIBKING
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    LOVE THE VIEW FROM THE BAR AREA SO WE JUST STAYED THERE ORDERD PIZZA YUMMY! SBK
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    IluvPalo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My daughter and I love it. We are always treated with kindness and respect. We look forward to our next visit at Palomino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    DooleyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went before an event at the Meyerson. Was a perfect walk!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner was terrific
    CarolA
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    went to Palomino with 5 work associates and had a wonderful evening. One later said that it was the highlight of the business trip. we ordered a number of appetizers to share to start the meal: the onion dip and the hummus were extraordinary. The flatbread pizza and calamari were also excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate