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Date
Thu, 4/26
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9:00 PM
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Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

4.6
577 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Since 1997, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine has become well-known for offering much more than traditional "Tex-Mex" fare. Tempting offerings include items as varied as grilled snapper, enchiladas verdes, pozole soup, hand made flautas and tacos al pastor. For margaritas by a cool fountain, a relaxing dinner on the terrace or appetizers in our hacienda-style dining rooms, Paloma Blanca invites you to enjoy our autentico brand of Mexican cuisine and hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday - Friday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 822-6151
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Paloma Blanca offers 2 unique private dining rooms which are perfect for most any occasion, from business meetings to rehearsal dinners to birthday parties - we've even hosted several weddings! Salon el Jardin is located adjacent to our cantina and offers the most privacy. It offers high ceilings, a beautiful slate wall treatment and two sets of French doors overlooking the landscaping. It can accomodate approximately 50 people for a seated event, or 75 people reception style. Salon la Fuente boasts a detailed brick and copper fountain wall as well as an adjacent patio area with fountain. It can accomodate approximately 100 people for a seated event, or 200 people in a reption style. For more information on our policies and to see pictures of the rooms please visit www.PalomaBlanca.net, or call us.
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Private party contact
Nelly Mendoza Olsen: (210) 822-6151
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Catering
Paloma Blanca's full-service catering department is eager to help you host your event, whether it's in one of our beautiful private dining rooms, or in your own home. Plated and buffet menu packages as well as beverage, floral/decor, music and rental options are available. For more information visit the Event Planner in the "Catering" section of our website - www.palomablanca.net or simply call Nelly Mendoza Olsen at 210.822-6151.

Whether at our home or yours, we'll make your event special!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Austin Highway
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Parking details
Located in the Cambridge Center, Paloma Blanca provides a private open and free parking lot to patrons.
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Entertainment
Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and for Sunday Brunch from 11am - 2pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 577 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Had some issue with seating outside. But overall it was good.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great outdoor patio seating, and outstanding service made for a great business dinner!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Visiting city for RIMS and picked this restaurant as one of the diners was vegetarian. Food and service were both excellent. I would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great spot with great food. Garden is beautiful and service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good crowd for a Friday night.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I made a reservation on Saturday before the restaurant opened on Open Table.
Received a confirmation number. Then around 2 that same afternoon I received an email stating that my reservation was canceled. We have eaten at this establishment for years now at least 3-4 times a month. I even had a surprised party here for a dear love one. I have made reservations before on line - no problem. When I called the young lady told me that to make a reservation on line I would have to make it the day before????????That is why I received an email stating that it was canceled. I kindly ask to speak to the manager......After a short wait on the phone (12 min.) he return and told me he would be able to seat my party of 4....They just need to be sure that the person who answers the phone knows about the subject, if not give it to someone who does!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had to ask to be moved to a quieter table, because we almost had to shout to be heard by members of our tableWe were surrounded by nosy tables- we were moved to a quieter table.
Our food was not as tasty as we have had in the past .

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My wife and I were truly impressed; the food was incredible, the portions generous, and the service very attentive without being obvious. Definitely will be back again for another meal!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Good as always. Paloma has gotten busier. Dining area beyond and to right of the bar seems gather all voices and sound level is higher in there.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I had not been back to this restaurant in over ten years. This was my guests first visit. The selection from the menu was outstanding. Table side guacamole was a nice touch and it was made to our specifications and delicious.

Our entrees were served promptly and hot. The food was excellent. I had the mole enchiladas and they were very good.

Overall it was a very nice experience and great food. Definitely coming back and not waiting as long as last time!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were visiting from Houston, it was our anniversary and we met all of our children there for brunch. My husband and I have eaten there several times before and we love it. It was an enjoyable brunch. The food, bloody Mary’s, and margaritas were great.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

In my opinion, Paloma Blanca is overrated. Although the food is very good, it is crowded, noisy, and the service we received was marginal. It's also not cheap; with their prices, I would expect more attentive service and a better atmosphere. It feels like more of a place to see and be seen than to enjoy good Mexican food in a nice setting.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My first time here and the food was excellent. Service was very good. They need more adequate lighting as it was so dark it was difficult reading the menu.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Biirthday- waiter brought a lighted candle on piece of cake

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always great service and food! Love that they take reservations because the wait when they’re busy can get too long without them.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My biggest complaint is that the chips are not made fresh and are clearly packaged. I think dining at a great Mexican place, the headliners and the best way to determine quality and authentic Mexican is the quality of the chips and salsa. The salsa is good, not great. I have to say I was not really impressed by their fajitas and they were pretty bland. Margaritas are premade, not made to order, another big complaint. The ambiance is nice, great patio, service is decent (they really push the drink menu). Not somewhere I would race to go back to anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day Special Meal for Out of Town Couple. I’ve been doing Business Lunch there for years and had to get Butter Cup there for a Special Night.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Paloma Blanca restaurant did not meet expectations. The advertisements are much exaggerated.. We were expecting a true more coastal and interior Mexico menu.. not so much Tex-Mex like hundreds other Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Suggest you look at Javier's menu in Dallas.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and service far exceeded expectations for everyone at our table. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Our server was a bit distracted, but the food and the ambience, made for a great experience! I would return!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and service! Even though we missed restaurant week, our server was able to get the chef to make that special for us (pablano pepper based).

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

15 is a difficult group to handle but they did! Warning though. This is a popular place so don’t expect to give a talk to a large group here...too noisy. Knew this before we went so wasn’t an issue for my group.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

waiter was able to fill my order; not on the menu
We were pleased with the service, but room was very loud

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch is fantastic. This was my second trip in three weeks and both times were great. Our server Ruth was attentive, but gave us space. The manager Oscar was paying attention and stopped by to make sure everything went well. When you first pull up, you do not expect much, but then you see the big outdoor patio and you do not realize you are in the shopping center. The pitcher of margarita was a little overpriced compared to the rest of the meal, but we really enjoyed it. Save a little from for the flan. It's worth it. A big thumbs up from someone who is fairly picky.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Was great food and service as always!

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1.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food is usually pretty good, but on this occasion I ordered a "Carne Tampiqueña" which is a lean, relatively thin filet of beef. I got a thick, greasy piece full of grizzle. When I spoke to the manager about it, he tried to convince me that what I got was a "Tampiqueña". I am Mexican, I know what a "Tampiqueña" is and if the restaurant is serving what I received as "Tampiqueña" they are misrepresenting the dish to their clientele. He took my plate back to clean it a bit to get rid of the grizzle, but I still could not eat it. I was offered to send it back and order something else, but by then I was not hungry anymore. I was charged the full $22.00 for it, I complained to the same manager and he deducted $10.00, so I paid $12.00 for something I did not eat.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Outstanding, quality Mexican food and great service!!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for the past 9 years. We were there to celebrate our anniversary. As we do every single year since 2009. The food is great but it's sad to say that each server that we have gotten every year that we return is less-than-stellar. That was the only disappointment but other than that the food is great

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We came in from out of state during Winter Restaurant Week for a medical conference on the Riverwalk. However when looking at participating restaurants and star ratings on Yelp we found Paloma Blanca had a great rating, solid compliments and the menu looked amazing. We used Uber to get over - the ride was worth it!! Their ceviche is definitely the best I’ve EVER had! My friend having never tried it, being skiddish of “fish items” she doesn’t know LOVED it. The homemade guacamole was AHHMAZING! We chose to have their “The Works” fajitas by the pound for our table - so much food we couldn’t finish it between the 3 of us. However that didn’t stop us from trying the Tres Leche cake - OMG!! We almost licked the plate!! This place is a great local place to definitely put on your list for ambience, food, and local flair. Everyone was polite and attentive! I want to go back!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Very tasty Mexican interior cuisine. Four different chili rellanos on the regular menu plus one on the special menu. Tex-Mex places seldom offer this dish. Waiter was very friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We had shrimp tacos, beef fajita. They both are good. Beef was especially tender. Charro bean soup was satisfying good. Our waiter was also attentive. I saw the men at the next table were having tortilla soup, I will definitely order the soup next time when we visit San Antonio again.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Always good food and service and good gathering place for small groups

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Our server was awesome. He was very attentive and ready at a moment’s notice. His name escapes me at the moment but I did know it while there. My brain.... the food was wonderful and the portions were more than adequate. Paloma Blanca is one of our favorite San Antonio restaurants and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

This was one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to in San Antonio, the services and food was excellent one of the best. I made a reservation online and the staff accommodated my request. One of the perfect nights for my special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Lively ambience, consistently excellent food, great service.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great server who managed to make everyone feel welcome on a very busy Friday night. Everyone enjoyed their food and appreciate the ability to reserve a table.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere, excellent service. Food is not traditional Tex-Mex, but enjoyable. Nice place to relax and have a margarita, too. However, I generally don't go by myself as they tend to seat me in a corner or facing a kitchen door. No problem with groups.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Quick on-time seating (had reservation) with attentive, but not intrusive, service. Great variety on menu and high quality food. Had a well-behaved 4-month-old with us, and seating was perfect for our situation and those around us, designed to minimize outgoing noise from our table and to minimize incoming noise as well. A friendly place with very pleasant and cheerful staff.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Chicken Fajitas are dry and not very good. Too many large parties affect overall service.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Best authentic Mexican food in San Antonio. Very crowded but service was excellent. Fish tacos have just enough kick. We had 7 at our table and everyone enjoyed their meal. A little off beaten path but recommend you go have a margarita and enjoy

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