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About Palacio

Enjoy modern American Cuisine in our beautiful dining room or specialty cocktails at the bar. Spacious indoor and outdoor private event spaces are available for any size group.



Located in the historic Coggeshall Mansion in Downtown Los Gatos, Palacio truly is an unrivaled sensory experience. The name “Palacio,” meaning mansion or palace in Spanish, is an ode to the beautiful old building. Our Victorian Queen Anne building was constructed in 1891 and has housed a restaurant for more than thirty years.

115 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Grill

Hours of Operation:
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday- Thursday
4-9:30pm

Friday
4-10:30pm

Saturday
11am-10:30pm

Sunday
11am-8pm

Happy Hour Everyday
4-6pm

Brunch (Saturday & Sunday)
11am-3pm

Dinner
4pm-Close

Cross Street:
Grays Ln.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 402-3811

Website:
http://www.palaciorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Palacio has a full catering menu for any type of event, no party is too big or too small.

Parking Details:
- 2hr Street Parking
- Underground parking in Lot #4 on Railroad Way between Elm and Gray’s, Unlimited

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:
Nicole So: (888) 742-9634

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private rooms available for corporate and personal events.

Palacio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We spent $400 on our meal and had some of the worst service. No kids meal offered, refill of drinks only upon us requesting, our waitress was no where to be found.

Our meal order was taken 5 mins after appetizer arrived. This was 5:00 pm on a Saturday

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Just average. Would certainly still go back for a basic dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Convenient location and good ambiance. No parking on premise and no valet service. Tasty food. Reasonable portion sizes (Read: "quite satisfying; room for dessert; don't plan on a 'doggie bag'.) Overall a nice dining option.

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was excellent. Service and kitchen was awful. So many things messed up. Coursing was not appropriate- salads came before appetizers etc. No apologies and no ownership of dropping the ball.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very disappointed in our meal. Not nearly as good as last time we were here. Food very bland and kind of pricey for what we got. Service was pretty good. We loved eating outdoors on the patio with our dog. Not sure we will be back.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I made the reservation and was told reservations were not accepted for patio seating but we could request. We arrive 15 minutes early and noticed two 4 tops available. We have a party of 5. The hostess said she saw we requested patio. We asked if we could just squeeze in a 5th chair. She says those two tables were spoken for already. We told her we were under the impression patio reservations could not be made as stated online. She would not budge. She said we could sit inside immediately or it could be quite a wait. She made absolutely no effort to seat us. We have been to this restaurant many times and we were very excited to try the new menu. Very disappointed. We left.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and great ambience! The drinks were great and the waitress was very nice.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nice restaurant, little mishap with the Dinner, but handled very well by the Waitress and Manager, no complaint with that at all.
Staff was very friendly, food was good. Great place to sit outside and watch the people go by

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

When we first came in, our waitress asked if we would like things other than water such as bread or chips and guac, and obviously the best option to us was chips and guac so we told her that. Then we were wondering if we would be charged because she made it seem as if it was free. She came back later and told us we would get charged $11. The waitress rarely smiled nor made conversation with us; she didn't check up on us and we barely saw her walking around so we couldn't get what we needed. She came around with a pitcher of water and completely skipped our table. When we ordered our food, we ordered the braised short ribs and were expecting a rack of bone-in short ribs but what did we get? A little cylinder of pork on top of asparagus and a bunch of unnecessary BBQ sauce; fine dining for you I guess. They just want your money and nothing else. The food was great, but if I had more then I would have been full. We had to get more dinner later on. Service was horrible and you guys should not charge people $23 for a small piece of meat when I can get a full rack of ribs for $25.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food - loved the salmon Benedict. Good service, and nice outdoor table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch. Would have preferred more choices for lunch. I order the tacos. They were delicious but at $18.50 overpriced.. My sister ordered the poached eggs. She said they were delicious as well. Had bottomless mimosas 3,glasses each. Good for the price Service was excellent. Waitress served us extremely well. Enjoyed the experience Only fault prices a bit much for quantity receive and more variety needed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was delicious! very nice staff . Perfect cenario for a romantic dinner or super cute to get together with friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I'll not go back. I made the reservation the day before so they should not have been surprised by my party of 6. We were there 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. After 30 minutes we received our drinks and ordered. They got one of our orders completely wrong so that person sat for 5+ minutes while the rest of us had to start eating.

Very limited Sunday brunch menu.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Love the outdoor dining, my husband and I visit at least once monthly. Great menu selections and the service is always great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

They have a very nice patio dining that is pet friendly. The service was good, however, the food was bland and mediocre.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day dinner
We were happy with our choice to eat here at this restaurant..some reviews were not too nice but we had a good experience and really good food. The manager even came around and asked how are meal is.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The host was very accommodating when I called when we were running late due to the beach goers traffic and sat us inside when I switched my preference when I got there. However ,the waiter who was very nice was just very slow. And barely spoke to us. We waited a lot for him to order, refill our drinks and we had to ask for the kids ice cream in the end after he gave us our checks. Didn't even bother ask if we wanted dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Lobster risotto is to die for!
Brussels sprouts tasted chewy and overly oily, heard they were cooked in bulk and left out Ko long. Not what we expected from a nice restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Service was not what I expected. Food was okay, have had better in the past. We sat outside which is always lovely and made my friends first visit fun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

What a lovely place to sit with family or friends & enjoy the lovely surroundings, good food & drinks. NICE!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good happy hour experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The food was not good at all. I will not waste my time on this place again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

There's always a pleasure to go to Palacio for Sunday brunch, simple food, but tasty. The cocktails are amazing, very well prepared. The service was friendly and attentive, the outdoor sitting its beautiful, perfect place to relax on a sunny sunday in Los Gatos.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We loved our Sunday Brunch! Food, service, and ambience. We will definitely return for dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Palacio used to be "amazing" - menu completely changed - options limited, portions small and ceviche very fishy tasting and smelling. Margarita was decent - not as good as before - best part of Palacio now is outside dining and location, not the food or cocktails. We looked forward to Saturday date-night dinner outside with the Grand Palacio Margarita and an extended visit.

We had one margarita, two appetizers, sent the ceviche back and went somewhere else.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Overall a great experience. A few "hiccups"............nothing major and our waitress made everything perfect. There were five of us including our 9 year old granddaughter who had the lobster risotto that she really liked. All of us enjoyed our entrees and the pitcher of margaritas hit the spot.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had a Saturday brunch there, everything was pretty good, except the coffee (I expected it to be hot, but it was merely warm) and country potatoes which came with salmon eggs Benedict (potatoes looked not very fresh-made, like they were cooked yesterday).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Unfortunately, I joined a colleague a few weeks earlier on a Friday some drinks and appetizers and the venue and atmosphere was completely different. It was busy, crowded and while the service was slow, understaffed, I assumed it was because it was so busy. Returning on a TH night for dinner, I thought it would be a much better experience, however the service was horrible, food was over cooked and even the tables that were pushed together were different heights. Was thinking it was more of a higher end place, but it was not, so will look for something different next time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great place to eat .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was fantastic, really good and inspired. Alas, the service was disjoint and disinterested. Our server was very attentive at first, offering advice on the menu, but after that largely disappeared. Empty glasses in obvious need of refilling sat for 10-15 minutes. Parent's food came out much later than our kid's food with no explanation or assurance the adult plates were in queue. Empty plates sat on table 15 minutes before a busser finally took them away. The check came without any offer of a dessert menu, though the day was Mother's Day and our 3-year-old clearly indicated my wife qualified for Mom status. Our server was attending to a lot of tables, but the place was not crazy busy even for a major dining holiday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very nice ambiance.Service was good too, food was not good at all . Nothing special, very small portions , overpriced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The setting was great, and though our server was sweet, between her and the kitchen, 2 out of our 3 plates were wrong. The food quality was embarrassingly low for a restaurant in the Bay Area - let alone Los Gatos. They used pre-cut frozen potatoes at brunch...this is Northern California. Everything should be fresh and farm to table which is what I was expecting given how cute the house/location is. Disappointing. Will not return. Really low quality food. My lettuce was mushy. But the patio is cute - maybe come for wine.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was poor. Food was fine.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Server had a great attitude but service was very slow

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very friendly service & our dinners were great. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

This building is amazing and I could see that dining on the deck on a summer day would be fun. The wait staff was not experienced at all. Main course came out before we were done with the salad. Both bathrooms were a mess. I won't be visiting this place until it's under different management.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We went on Cinco d' Mayo which may have been a mistake, the bar tenders were overwhelmed and rude to us while we waited for our table. Once we went to be seated, we were told our reservation would be 15-30 minutes delayed or we could sit outside. We opted to do that but it was a cool evening which made us somewhat uneasy, but the seating area was heated and we ended up being quite comfortable at the outdoor table. Prices were too high for small sharing plates in my opinion.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We dine here often . This was maybe the nicest
occasion of any here over the last four years.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My meal was ok, but not great--the clams in my paella tasted "off," and it was very expensive for the portion. Although there were many other diners in the restaurant, I got the impression from my server that they were eager for me to finish and leave.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

A great meal always. The chips and salsa are always wonderful. Additionally we had the Spare Ribs, Paella, Corn Soup, Fries and Brussel sprouts. Honestly, the sprouts could of been way better ... but everything else was great. And of course you have to finish a meal with the Churros ... well made and fresh out of the oven!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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