Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

4.7
659 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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MR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely decor, good service, quiet small seating area next to bar. Some construction noise on exterior.
Food very good, large menu.

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HT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! Made my birthday a little extra special celebrating at Paloma Blanca!

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l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!! We had the enchiladas and the steak. Everything was cooked to perfection and flavors were spot on! Tres leches cake was so yummy! (Had roasted pecans in it!)

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D
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat at several different Mexican restaurants (including Paloma Blanca), each with a different type of food and atmosphere. Paloma Blanca is a favorite with out of town family, so we always come here when they're in town. The food selection is varied and pleases everyone and the margaritas, oh my. They are always consistently excellent. I don't care for the red sauce on the cheese enchiladas too much, but other food choices are quite pleasing! We enjoy eating here as a group, but I enjoy coming solo for a peaceful meal, too. Very nice - but parking is congested so plan ahead.

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FR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

We arrived at the time of our reservation and we’re seated immediately although ther was a significant number of people in the waiting area. Thank you open table. The table was good and drink and food orders were taken quickly. Unfortunately, my order was misplaced and the rest of the table was served their meals in a timely fashion. After several inquiries as to the status of my meal, it was ready just as everyone else was finishing. The restaurant comped my meal and I took it as a to go. Not a good experience.

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LK
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good here, and the atmosphere is nice.

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n
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and tasty food, and beautiful restaurant.

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Y
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was perfect. Or seating was perfect. Our waitress, Carina was perfect. She was attentive and helped in selecting a drink for me.

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CO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Paloma, will go again! Always love Paloma, will go again!

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JD
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your service staff handled 12 people very professionally. Thank you so much!

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GP
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot speak enough good things about our server, Carena. Not only did she remember me, but she remembered our drink order! Attentive, flexible and made the special evening that much more enjoyable.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent option for paleo and gluten free gourmet food!! Was so lovely! Get the guac that they make at the table and est it with plantain chips mmmmmm!

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food great and service outstanding. Will recommend and visit again.

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JJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Luis was very attentive and great to us. We went to try all the soups! They were delicious and perfect for a cold day. Then we had some queso...delicious too! We enjoyed our lunch!

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LW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
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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OT
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
24 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
17 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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OT
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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OT
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
116 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
5 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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OT
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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OT
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
14 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
131 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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