Palomino
Palomino

Palomino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.palominolarchmont.com/
  • Phone: 9146307871x
  • Hours of Operation:
    7 days
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Palomino
PALOMINO Restaurant, Chef Rafael Palomino's new restaurant, located in the lovely town of Larchmont, New York. Set at 141 Chatsworth Avenue, this restaurant will feature authentic Spanish Bistro fare fused with a latino cuisine with a large selection of wines, sangrías, and cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Palomino reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (45)special occasion (26)great for lunch (17)good for groups (15)hot spot (15)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (13)romantic (12)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Taco Tuesday is yummy
    RegularGourmet
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our kids are foodies and love to go to Bar Taco but we don't always have time for the drive so this was a good alternative. We all loved the guac and the tomatillo sauce that came with the tacos was delicious. In particular, our waiter was really engaging and delightful - a touch of warmth in what can be a bit sterile atmosphere. The up-charge for skirt steak tacos seems very silly and confused us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent and creative
    foodwhore
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great Mexican food with an elegant twist. Service is perfect. I recommend the Taco special on Tuesday
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was our first time at Palomino's and we had an excellent experience. Relaxing atmosphere, interesting menu and high quality service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday's are the best! 1/2 off wine
    JrepNYC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Monday's are the best here, make it a point to call the ladies out for half price wine bottle night. The weekends are busy for us so we enjoy ourselves every Monday at this great little spot. Great convenience being next to the train station. Wine list has a very tasteful selection of classics and "new" wine. We usually choose a white and red, this past Monday we enjoyed a beautiful Spanish Albarino and Organic Pinot Noir. I suggest choosing a red and white because if you go tapa's style, highly recommended, you assure yourself effortless perfect pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently terrific
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been to Palomino 6+ times. Every visit was a wonderful experience. The specialty cocktails are potent and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch with Unlimited Sangria!
    BandDlove2eatout
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I loved the 3-course brunch prix fixe! The added bonuses to the unique spin on brunch were unlimited sangria and the passed hors d'ouvres! Sirloin steak was cooked perfectly. I really enjoyed the duck tacos with the pomegranate reduction. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We'll be back on Monday for their half price wine bottle special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Plate Gem
    NewRochelleMike
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    For us this is very close to home. Small dishes are great. A good selection and all well prepared. We will be back. We sat at the bar and found the bar tender to be very friendly - excellent service and a good group of clientele.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Sunday Prix Fixe!
    luckytony44
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I was really impressed with the Sunday Dinner Prix Fixe. Nice portions and a good amount of choices. For my first course I had the Truffle Mac 'N Cheese. Who knew Mac 'N Cheese could be that good? Shiitake mushrooms and pancetta in it with there blend of cheeses gave it that extra kick. My girlfriend went crazy for the shrimp ceviche. For dinner, my salmon was cooked an exact medium rare and my girlfriend had the stuffed chicken. Her favorite part was the cherry sauce because she said it tasted so good with the goat cheese in the stuffing. I had a taste and I have to agree. For dessert we shared the Flan and Churros. Great finish to a fantastic prix fixe!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New regular Wednesday night spot
    dine4fun
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This place is going to be my regular Wednesday night spot, I won’t be able to resist the $16 paella special, and it’s conveniently located on the corner from the train station. If you enjoy a good margarita like I do, give the blood orange and jalapeno one a try. Don’t worry it’s not super spicy unless you ask! For dessert, I enjoyed the Spanish crème brulee, my husband says the churros are some of the best he’s ever had. He’s a tough critic on his favorite dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must try this place!
    Vic1920
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    First time here, enjoyed it more then I anticipated. Nice selection of Happy Hour apps for $4 and cocktails for $5. I tried the Blue Point Oysters which were delicious and fresh. I also had a mojito and strawberry basil drink which were both good. For dinner I started with the Garlic Sizzling Shrimp which was very flavorful and had the Bacon Wrapped Pork for an entree. I really liked the flavor and the hash brown it came with. Planning to bring my girlfriend here, I know she would love the veggie options and sangria. I say give this place a try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy about this place!
    MrAndy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Crazy about this place and it's off the charts flavors! The empanadas and grilled calamari are super and I could drink the chimichurri. Veggie enchilada was tasty and my wife loved the roasted pork with sweet plantain. Looking forward to trying this place out for brunch over the weekend, I was sold at unlimited sangria. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't have been happier!
    MrandMrsH
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I planned to dine here alone but we ended up running into friends at the bar. Since we ended up being a group of 8, we had a pretty big selection of the tapas off the menu at the table to share, and EVERYTHING was OUTSTANDING. Favorites among the group: table-side guacamole, sauteed garlic shrimp, truffle mac 'n cheese, and quinoa croquettes. The sauces were unique and flavorful, but not overpowering. Great way to spend a Saturday night among friends. Food service and drinks refills were offered timely and our waiter was very helpful suggesting wines to try with our selection of appetizers. Everyone couldn't have been happier!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the tapas & sangria!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Stumbled upon this place dropping my friend off at the train station and it was WONDERFUL! Nice choice of tapas with very complimentary touches, like the quinoa veggie croquettes and mint-yogurt sauce. I absolutely loved the sangria choices, the blood orange sangria was probably my favorite, hard to choose. The manager even came by our table to check on the service and food. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a little variety and a comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating at Palomino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Palomino was my husband's choice for a restaurant to celebrate his birthday--we had been here once before and loved it, so he wanted to go back again. Rave reviews for the macaroni and cheese, special tacos and bronzino. The atmosphere is warm and the menu is creative. We will be coming back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out
    Audio
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Tapas was spot on. Tasty. Sangria delicious. Noise level was decent even though music was playing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Fair Service
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food is good, interesting menu and flavorful. The place has a nice decor, but the noise level is almost unbearable. On a Friday night when there was live music on top of the loud groups of tables and limited noise absorption, it was very hard to have a conversation. Good enough to go again though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uninspiring
    FoodiefindVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was disappointed after having read that Palomino was a very good restaurant. Not the case. Cheese and meat platter was very skimpy. A grilled octopus salad not tasty but bland. I can't even remember the other tapas I had it was so forgettable. I would not return unless they get their act together.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    GrillmasterH
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed the food at Palomino. The server was excellent and every thing came to the table promply and hot. This was our first experience at this restaurant, but we will be back. It was a really good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food and great service
    winemedineme
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The meats and cheese platter was a great bite to start with, especially since they had a great selection of my favorite spanish wines. The salmon tartar wasn't what I was expecting, I think it was the grain mustard that really sold it. Our server was great with making sure we were happy with our selections and offered us wine tastings since we couldn't decide. We told our server that we weren't in a hurry, but were interested in taking our time to enjoy our meal and he was very nice about it, all we had to do was tell him when we were ready for our next course. Usually on a Saturday night I feel a little pressure to be in and out, but this place was more then accommodating to all our needs. Relaxed atmosphere. Tasty food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service!
    CrzyAboutFood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were just looking for a place after the movies to relax and enjoy some wine and appetizers, my girlfriend is very picky so I always get nervous suggesting a place, but my sister recommended that we give this place a try. I was glad that I did. The only complaint I got from her was why hadn't I brought her here before? Her favorite was the salmon tartar, mine was the truffle mac and cheese. The garlic shrimp and calamari were delicious too. I'm happy I finally found a place that we can both enjoy with great food and a very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we loved it
    BarrybacaVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    lovely service, delicious food, in a beautiful setting close to the larchmont train station
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always happy to return
    Cooper
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food and service always tops but I must admit it is noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WestchesterVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lovely people, very hospitable, great service --interesting menu....I had a salad with shrimp for lunch & it was delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too hot not to cool down
    maven1VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were there for Paella night on Wed. July 16. When we arrived, we noticed it was a little warm ( 6 PM). The server said that she will have the air cond turned up. It turns out, that we found out later, that it was down for the count. We were verry, very uncomfortable all night. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, bad service
    Iknowgoodfood
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good food but food took an hour to get to our table and the waitress was very rude. I read the reviews of this restaurant before I arrived so I knew service may not be up to par, but when I went there to try it out, they previous reviews were spot on. Wanted to like this place but the waitress ruined it for us. Wonderful way to spend our anniversary, not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • could be better
    Robert
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food very good service was lacking and very inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Order lots of Tapas dishes
    sunskiVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The Tapas dishes were delicious as were the cocktails. The entrees were a bit uneven - paella was boring & needed more flavor; branzino was very good & nicely spiced but the enchillada-like rolls with shrimp couscous that were below it were just ok. The restaurant had a high noise level on a Friday evening. The waitress was a bit pushy & failed to pay attention to how we wanted things served (ie. sauce on the side), and the busboy was clumsy & sort of rude in his manner of clearing dishes. In short, we were far more impressed our 1st time here, then with our recent repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wildflower
    wildflowerVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food is excellent. Taco Tuesday fun idea and great value. Looking forward to trying Paella Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 105O
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Had a reservation for 8. Got seated at 8:35. They came by three times and started to take our plates before we were finished.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok
    RoadRunner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very excited to try this place. However, service was extremely slow. Took forever to get our drinks. In fact I had to ask our waiter after he came over a 2nd time to take our order, "our drinks" and when he went back to the bar, it appeared as if he had never even put our order in. We waited too long for drinks! Not a good way to start. Lapses in getting our water glasses refilled, etc. as for the food. appetizer came out cold, shrimp tamale...disappointing. The paella, which the waiter recommended, was lacking flavor but loaded with seafood. On the positive side, the tortilla soup was excellent as were the scallop and shrimp. Good meal, just could have been much better!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • daem
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day late lunch pre fixed menu-fabulous! Great service, terrific food, very comfortable venue to enjoy a lovely afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real tapas.
    RonchefdocVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Start with the tortilla soup, then order the small plates. While the full dinners are good enough, they are nowhere near as satisfying as having a bunch of the small plates. The cod tacos are outstanding, with the lightest tempura ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marigold
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    It's a very attractive space, good service, excellent food. We had the guacamole (made fresh at the table and to the desired heat); it was delicious as was the paella. Service could have been a bit more attentive (had to ask for water refill), but that was a very small negative. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely experience
    Gennie
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We went to Palomino for brunch. The staff are friendly and professional. The restaurant is very beautiful inside and has nice paintings and flowers. Our waiter explained all of the dishes because we were not familiar with the cuisine. There was wonderful live music (guitar) and the musician asked if we would request a song for him to play, which was nice. The food was delicious and well presented. The price was reasonable for lunch and such a special experience. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palamino is awesome!
    Gregory123
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Just go there! Everything about this place rocks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    ZmamaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Delicious tapas, and I loved the shrimp and scallop entree in the potato "nest." Our waitress was the best (Justine). Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the Palomino reviews archive.
  • Good, not Great
    True2type
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were excited when we walked in to this lively little place as it has an urban vibe. Very noisy in a good way: small space crammed with people in a good mood. The food and drinks WERE good but the service, perhaps partly due to the noise level, was friendly but ineffectual. Hostess forgot about us and had to be reminded that our reservation was 45 minutes past (people were walking in and being seated immediately while we waited). Bartender forgot about my order, then served me the wrong drink. My husband got the wrong dinner. Rather frustrating evening from beginning to end. There were enough pluses, however, that we'll try again. I just hope they tighten up the procedural stuff so guests aren't forgotten and orders are input accurately.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petey
    Petey
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Dinner too expensive lunch a great deal Pernil was dry
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    Pieplease
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I live in Massachusetts with family north of Manhattan. I booked a table for 6 adults and 1 child at Palomino blindly, when we decided to spend Easter Sunday together and needed an afternoon reservation. We were happy to find an enjoyably crowded bistro with an interesting brunch menu, 3 different types of Sangria and a staff who knew just how to be attentive without being overbearing. They were kind enough to offer a complimentary appetizer when my niece was a little upset about her order. I plan to go back to Palomino the next time I am north of New York and try the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good drinks, nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Enjoyed dinner here with friends. Good drinks, and everyone had a tasty main course. Guacamole was made fresh to order and was delicious. Would recommend for a night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate