Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

4.6
643 reviews
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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.
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LW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a special event here for my friend who is gluten free. They have special gluten free chips and a gluten free menu. I brought her a gluten free cake too, and the restaurant was very nice and kept it in the back and brought it out after the meal.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food. Our favorite go- to Mexican restaurant.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a great selection of menu choices.

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GP
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Paloma Blanca is a forever favorite, but with it being packed during the holidays, everything seemed rushed, from the service to the preparation of food. We took our family here and were disappointed by the subpar standard when we dined.
Food-wise: Guacamole was tasteless, Gluten-Free Fajitas dripping in oil, the usually outstanding margaritas seemed watered down. Service-wise: Waiter seemed he was trying to get the job done and didn't serve food or drinks, but made us pass them. Overall just disappointed this time.

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P
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but service was very slow. The restaurant reported us to Open Table as a No Show even though we were there and reported in to the hostess.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are vegan and they accommodated our special request with vegetarian enchiladas in a tomatillo sauce.

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CB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was awesome - not all of our party had arrived but we were seated and menus provided to get started. Nice table - beautiful restaurant - great time!!!

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been eating here since it was at its other location. Everything was perfect as always. We came here to celebrate my wife’s birthday along with some family. Our server, Elizabeth was amazing. Despite the restaurant being extremely busy, Elizabeth made sure that we were well taken care of. The 09 Margarita is possibly the best in town.

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Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our staff party was fantastic. Everything was perfect

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j
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been there many times and usually enjoy it. Recently the staff has not been what you would expect. Our most recent visit was terrible. We ordered drinks and they brought 3 of the 4 ordered and didn't bring the 4th. When they did it was the wrong drink. We had to go to the bar to get the drinks. They had no ice because someone spilled something in the ice machine. When the food came we had no plates. We asked for them and they brought 3 out of 4 plates. It was starting to get frustrating. We also had 4 different people serving us. Our initial waiter was very inadequate and obviously needed someone to retrain him. I am not sure we would come back again.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was very good except for the child who wouldn’t stop screaming!

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S
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was good overall. Loved the margaritas. Server was a bit odd

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T
San Antonio
114 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our birthday so

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

The attention to detail was great!

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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat at Paloma Blanca several times a year and it’s always outstanding.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife were celebrating our anniversary the food was great but the service slacked. I found myself calling for the waiter a couple of times. I was seated all the way in the back near the waitstaff podium which was not good I was constantly seeing waiters and bus boys bringing in dirty dishes. Not the best experience.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. The service is always excellent. We frequently use Paloma Blanca for business meetings and special occasions.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. PB never disappoints--take your family or friends!

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NR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome ambiance great for family or dates

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks! A place for family and friends. The staff was amazing.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. Really enjoyed the food, the drinks were also tasty.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love it love the soup. My family enjoyed it. the short notice was helpful. Thank you.

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HR
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find as we visited San Antonio! Felt like a local favorite. Menu was great-options for our entire group including the vegetarians!

We upped our reservation number from 3 to 5 with short notice and the staff was happy to accommodate.

Can't wait to go again.

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L
San Antonio
127 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Mexican Food in a great Alamo Heights location. Not you typical Texas hole-in-the-wall can't meet the food code Mexican Restaurant.

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KD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the service. The patio is beautiful and very pleasant.

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AR
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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TT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific food and helpful staff. Happy hour snacks and prices are the best value in the city.

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PA
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large party. Great service!

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E
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for the noise level, the six of us considered this the best of the restaurants in San Antonio. The special September Chile Nogada was fabulous. Accompanied by margaritas abc followed by flan was perfection.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our family visiting from NewMexico to Paloma Blanca because they have the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. The wait staff is incredible, always! Highly recommend the guacamole made table side. Never had a bad meal here. They actually make it hard to choose so get two things to split with someone else.

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MV
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Food was okay it was cold when I received my plate. A bit disappointed expected more from a mid to high end Mexican restaurant.

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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was SPECTACULAR and the service was exceptional!

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C
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Miguel provided somewhat tentative, but, ultimately, fine service and the food, as usual, was hot and delicious. I was entertaining a niece from out of the state, and she was properly impressed by the ambiance and food.

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F
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our standby places. Always great for traditional Mexican food with a flair.

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LR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am diabetic and eat no sugar so Mexican restaurants are hard for me with everything wrapped in a tortilla. White flour, rice, corn, pasta....are all sugar. They have a paleo menu which takes that out, so it was quite exciting to be able to order something easily with no substitutions. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if they had whole wheat tortillas which I can eat.

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LF
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our local favorite for Mexican food 😊

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AO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Very nice ambiance, great food and tasty Margaritas.

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MM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and atomosphere. Server was very kind and answered all of our questions. Loved it! Definitely will come back.

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AM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant and tasty.
Good service.
Safe for food allergy guests.

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