Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Westlake's “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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M
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, attentive service, quick to correct bill which hadn't included happy hour prices for some of the drinks.

ST
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Enjoyed the music-just right, not too loud. Just a really great restaurant.

CD
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pozole was delicious, so was the cochinita pibil and the pollo en mole. The menu is extend and full of good options. And for the thirst the sangria was cold and very good.

PL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Las Palomas for years and always enjoy it.

LL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the "happy hour" value. Food delicious. Service great!

G
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing.
High expectations for this Tex Mex place IN Austin, but strangely No.
WHITE rice and beans with the meal. Moderate spice to the salsa. Fajitas with ADDED heat had no flavor. No special recipe salsas to be had from the kitchen. Asked for something hotter and they brought out extra smoky Chipotle sauce! My guest left half their Relleno.
Real good guac though.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hello Gourmand, We are sorry that our food did not meet your expectations. Our restaurant serves interior Mexican cuisine rather than TexMex, which may be why your dining experience seemed to different than at other restaurants. Our rice looks white, however it is prepared daily with fresh chicken consomme with garlic and other spices. Our salsa is made daily with roasted tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and other ingredients that are not found in TexMex salsas. Thank you for dining with us.

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SD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned restaurant that has always been consistent in quality of food and drink! Will definitely go back.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello Stella! We are so happy that you enjoy our restaurant, as we try our best to create a welcoming and enjoyable environment for our customers. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you dine with us again soon!

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C
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal and service but drinks were expensive.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello Chris, We are sorry that you feel the drinks are expensive, but we use premium ingredients which affect our prices. We hope that you come enjoy our happy hour every Tuesday-Friday from 5-6:30pm for our discounted drink specials.

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KH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating at Las Palomas since the day it opened. It was fabulous then and it remains fabulous.

BW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good food and service. Music this time was late coming and too loud.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on April 24, 2019

We are sorry that the jazz music was too loud, we hope that you come again on Thursday or Saturday's for our live jazz! If not, every other day does not have jazz and will be much quieter. We are so happy that you enjoyed our food and service! Hope to see you again soon!

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TD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As expected

l
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Food is always delicious and the vibe is good!

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on April 24, 2019

We are so happy that you enjoy our food so much! Check out our weekly specials and come on Thursdays/Saturdays for some live jazz!

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M
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious! This is one of our go-to neighborhood restaurants, and we are never disappointed!

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on April 24, 2019

Hello Melba, We are so happy that you you consider us as a go-to restaurant and that you enjoy our food so much! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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JH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been coming to Las Palomas for 26 years. The consistency with which they deliver excellent food is remarkable. I have always had wonderful experiences here. All around, it is a great value.

DA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the live jazz band on a Saturday night. Really added to the experience for a birthday celebration.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hello DawnA, We are so glad that you enjoyed the live jazz! They really do a great job in setting a great dining ambiance! We hope to see you again soon! Las Palomas

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OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Small tables + close to each other makes things a little tight and loud. Really good food and service though.

CL
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Las Palomas is one of our favorite restaurants. Therefore, when our friends came to town, that's where we went for dinner. Food was good. I always order the chile relleno. This time, the chile relleno was not as fabulous as all the other times in the past. Maybe it was because there was so much business with valentine's day. Maybe it was me. I'll give them another try. Everyone else enjoyed their food.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hello Cyndee! We are so sorry that our Chile Relleno did not meet your expectations the last time that you came to see us. We hope that you come and give us another shot and try some of our amazing margaritas as well! We hope to see you soon, Cyndee! Las Palomas Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Steak was absolutely awful. Tasted fowl.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on February 18, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your experience at Las Palomas. Thank you for letting us know, and we hope to be able to give you a better dining experience in the near future. We hope to see you soon! Las Palomas Management

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day menu seemed to be especially expensive compared to regular menu. I hope the musicians are well compensated by the house because they were the centerpiece of the experience.

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hello Chris! We are sorry that the menu seemed to be at a higher rate in comparison to the normal menu! The reason that the price was a higher than normal was because the menu was all inclusive with an appetizer, entree, dessert, and Prosecco toast. We are so glad that you enjoyed the live jazz! They perform every Thursday and Saturday from 6-9 pm. We hope you come by and see us again! Las Palomas Management

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s hard to believe this eatery has been open for 36 years, but once you go there, you’ll know why!

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hello Jim! We really appreciate you and your amazing review! We can't wait to see you again to wine and dine with us! See you soon! Las Palomas Management

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The last three times I’ve booked and eaten here I have not received points and gotten zero explanation why.

MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get rid of the band. Everything was great except that. It was un

YL
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. I had eaten here before and kept trying to get back. So glad I did. Remembering just how good the food was from the first bite until the last. Great salsa and chips too. Love this place.

AV
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican spot in Austin.

JH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to Las Palomas for almost 30 years. It is consistently outstanding.

CH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Bee Caves staple my first time recommendation of a friend food was top notch great quality great reputation high quality interior Mexican definitely worth a visit

l
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las Palomas has been our neighborhood favorite for over 25 years. I love the Las Palomas Combination plate, but sometimes go light with the ceviche tostadas or Caldo Tlalpeño. Love the happy hour menu and the Las Palomas margarita. And my mother swears the flan is the "best in the world". Always delightful food and service.

KC
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I have been going to Las Palomas for decades. This last visit we were all very disappointed. Rice beans everything was off. I ordered the drum which I have ordered many times before only this time it arrived in bite-size nuggets and about a third the amount of fish that one would normally received.

I pray that this is a one time bad experience this is always my go to restaurant at least once a week

f
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Your ap was not working correctly. We got there and was told they never make reservations at that time on Friday nights. Big mistake on your part!!! Not the 1st time this had happened to me. What is with you???? Beginning to think I can not trust Open Table any longer on reservations!!!!

BS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Best Mexican food in the Westlake area. Extensive and varied menu with lots of unique options. I've had ten different dishes and have not found one that I didn't enjoy.

AT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hadn't eaten here in years so very happy to find the food still excellent with attentive service and good value.

M
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Long time neighborhood favorite. Very good food, pleasant environment. Enjoyable background music several evenings every week..

KA
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

When i made the reservation, i wrote a note saying my friend who was with us had just become an
American citizen, and asked you to do something to make her feel special...like little American flags in her marguerita (Michael’s is a few steps away from Las Palomas). Nothing was done to recognize her and I was disappointed. My meal was average and the noise level got louder and louder as the wait staff moved chairs aroundc shoving them around on a tile floor, to set up tables as new customers came in. It was not a pleasant dining experience.

a
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Shrimp tacos are really good, and so are the margaritas. Restaurant is nice but bar might be better for date night.

DO
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las Paloma ALWAYS has the best food and atmosphere. The live music on Saturday nite was an extra treat. They're consistently one of the best interior Mexican food restaurants in Austin.

AH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hello Aryn! Thank you so much for your amazing review! We hope that you come and join us again very soon! Sincerely, Las Palomas

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MB
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful! Food is fresh. Service is outstanding. Ambiance is perfect for any occasion.

s
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LP never let's me down... Chicken enchiladas with Poblano Sauce (Mother's Day special) was awesome.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great!

DC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there with the family for a quick bite on a Saturday. We sat on the outdoor patio. It was very quiet and the waitress very kind and helpful. Many options for food, service was quick and dishes were very tasty. Price was reasonable. Will be back.

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