YUM!! YUM!! YUM!!
Amazing ! I am a total foodie and the dishes here are exceptional, everything we ordered was amazing (try the skirt steak and the shrimp tacos - OMG!). The drinks are delicious, special and generous. Love this place and the staff is friendly, prompt and fun. You won't be disappointed.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always love my food and experience at Palmilla! I LOVE the tortillas that come out immediately with honey butter and salsa - soooo delish. We started with the queso app and added chirizo and mushrooms. For my main meal, I had the trio ceviche and my husband had a short rib taco and cheese enchilada. Everything was great, I always love their fun cocktails and the service was great too. Can't wait to go back! If you haven't been, you need to go - you won't be disappointed. It been open for a few years now and it's still hard to get a reservations :)
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the food, the ambience,
Loved the food, the ambience, the margaritas and also the special plate sizes. Recommend this secret gem of a restaurant --- we will be back!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was very attentive
Our server was very attentive and prompt. The reason I gave a lower star rating is this is the second time the person who was supposed to put the order in for our yummy fresh tortillas forgot. Because it happened two times to me I feel like they could improve in that area...that is one of the reasons to dine here :)
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere
The filet was delicious, as were the sides. Loved the warm tortillas with honey butter. Mohito was fantastic.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Tortilla soup
Authentic Mexican cuisine served with a flair. The best Tortilla soup I've ever had. Another small plate I would recommend was the Taqueria, which you could mix and match for a total of any 3 listed. I really enjoyed this restaurant. Gracious wait staff, lively scene and great margaritas, too.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mexican food.
LOVE THIS PLACE! Their food is just great. I usually don't eat tortillas but the tortillas here are so good I ate 3 of them! Please make sure you try the salsa quemada and the ceviche blanco; they are generous with the big chunks of white fish. The staff is great!!!! I would definitely take the 82 mile drive to come here again and again. I have already recommended this place to 2 of my friends.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Palmilla is a great addition
Palmilla is a great addition to Hermosa Beach. Finally a fun, upscale restaurant. Food and drinks are outstanding. Service on spot.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Mexican in South Bay
This is an upscale, trendy modern mexican restaurant. Great outdoor patio with great views of Hermosa Pier. Service and food out top notch. The margaritas are creative and high quality, made from real fresh ingredients. Try the Pepino Diablo Margarita. Nice and spicy. This place does not disappoint.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy dining at Palmilla and the food is absolutely delicious! The servers are very nice and I love bringing my out of town guests here.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place, Great food and great drinks. Service is wonderful. Sit outside if you can on the patio. Best seat to watch the people go by!!
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican in South Bay
This is a trendy Mexican tequila restaurant in Hermosa. Awesome selection of margaritas and the food is top notch. The Diablo margarita is a great departure from a regular sweet and sour margarita. All the margaritas are made with fresh ingredients. For food we ordered the steak fajitas. They were excellent, loaded with several kinds of peppers. We love this place and will make it a regular for Mexican.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband, myself and friends had dinner at Palmilla and it was fabulous !! The honey butter and two salsas they give each table with resh and steaming hot tortillas are YUMMY !!! For an appetizer we shared teh Queso Fundido which was delish - specially the smoked tomato paste they served with that. Dinner was a delight - the Fish for the the tacos were just soft and flaky, my husbands steak was cooked to perfection - oh and the beans ? Awesome !
Our friends had an assortment of different tacos and were very happy with their choice.
The drinks were mixed well and their cucumber Margarita was refreshing.
It's a little pricey but the food is over the top Mexican - worth the money. And our waiter was super nice..
We will be back.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Fun Happy Hour & Dinner
Palmilla is a great place to enjoy sunset cocktails and dinner. The hosts/servers were friendly & efficient. They were able to accommodate our request for an outdoor table. Even though my friends arrived 45 mins late, the servers didn't rush us to order and let us sip margaritas. When my friends arrived, they were impressed with the table location which was on the front patio, overlooking Hermosa's Pier Avenue. (Thanks, Palmilla) It's great ambiance for enjoying beach atmosphere.The food was delicious & fresh. We'll definitely return.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Palmilla is exceptional in every way. We requested a booth on our reservation, and we got a booth. Our drinks, "to die for" fresh tortillas, and entrees were fantastic. The service is very attentive, and not rushed. Highly recommend this restaurant.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a coupon for a free dinner and dessert for our anniversary. It was an overall excellent experience! I highly recommend the cucumber jalapeño martini. It's absolutely delicious! I also recommend the churros for dessert. The swordfish was so fresh and full of flavor. My husband had the crab enchiladas which were equally as good. They forgot about our homemade tortillas that we asked for in the beginning, so that's why I gave it a 4 for service, but overall-great food, atmosphere, and drinks!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great take on Mexican food
As usual our dinner at Palmilla was memorable. I finally ordered something other than the mole blanco (which I love!) and found that the shrimp tacos are also wonderful. I don't understand why corn tortillas take so much longer than flour tortillas but they seem to prefer serving flour (and we prefer corn!)
The usual noise level seemed to have calmed down a bit; we went early and it wasn't overly crowded. That allowed us some conversation as well as great food. We took advantage of the free corkage to enjoy our own wine. As we left, we saw several parties so I'm glad we got there before things got crazy. We avoid Pier Plaza on weekends but being local, we walk down during the week and will be sure to do so again!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Mexican food at the Pier
Went to Palmilla last night. Not sure what to expect. Was seated right away with reservation -- waitress was very efficient and helpful. One small problem -- its so dark you can't read the menu without a flashlight. Had the ceviche three ways, guacamole, and several different margaritas. The margaritas were excellent, as were the ceviche and guacamole. The Beef fajitas were OK -- not the best i've had, but OK. The noise level is really loud -- good luck having a conversation, especially if you have more than 2 people at the table. All in all, a fun experience -- might sit outside next time, and enjoy the view.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's obvious the staff loves where they work and they love their patrons even more! The food, drinks and service was perfect!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is muy bueno. From
Everything is muy bueno. From the appetizers, margaritas to the main course so good so tasty!!!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always! Superb
Delicious as always! Superb service, food out quickly and hot! Been coming here for over a year and NEVER disappointed...thank you!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW! Best meal we had on this trip!
I will start by saying that I generally don't love Mexican Cuisine, but it was my husband's birthday and he requested it. It so far surpassed any of our expectations. Not only was the food and all the drinks PERFECTION, but they comped my husband's meal AND gave us free dessert to share. We were blown away. No matter where we visit in CA, we will always make it a point to come back!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was fantastic! Great place for a late night dinner and the tortillas are to die for !!! I ate 5 of them and I don't even like tortillas ! Definitely a fun spot !
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must Try
The food was AMAZING! They start you out with homemade tortillas that are absolutely delicious. And the honey butter they serve with them is so good you could eat it by itself. The drinks are also very good. I would highly recommend the muddled strawberry margarita...yum! The place is not very large so it's probably a good idea to go early or make reservations.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food and specialty cocktails
The spicy cocktails are excellent. I recommend the spicy mango margarita.
Also try the seafood chimichanga or enchiladas. Both are delicious.
It's pricy for Mexican food, but this is no ordinary Mexican food.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Palmilla for his birthday. Their lovely events Manager, Jessie, sets you up with a free entree and desert if you call ahead of time. The have very comfortable romantic booths and the staff is very energetic and friendly. My husband enjoyed what he called "the best steak ever" while I was very happy with my sea bass. Will definitely return.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, too noisy
The food - as always - was excellent. But this time I just felt the noise was TOO MUCH. Also, I had made a reservation way ahead of time and they still put us at the back table right in the path of the wait-staff and of the kitchen window area and that added to the noise and took away from any possible romantic ambiance. It was a birthday celebration and I can't complain too much since the birthday person's dinner was free and we received a lovely desert. But we had brought along a friend and conversation was really quite impossible.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM