Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

4.5
596 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Delivery or takeout
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
Reviews from verified diners
596 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
25%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AC
San Antonio
3 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Always great service and the food is delicious.

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CG
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat there often, especially when temperature is mild. Outdoor seatibg is great! Our top outside upscale Mex restaurant with many seafood choices, outstanding ceviche, and you have to try the 09 Margarita if you like Patron.

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DJ
San Antonio
1 review
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive but not intrusive and provided helpful menu suggestions. We chose 3 different entrees and all were delicious. Pleasant, casual atmosphere. The room was busy but it was not noisy and we were not rushed. Overall, a very nice dining experience.

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TH
New Orleans
1 review
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was what we have come to expect and appreciate; service was off a little. Server seemed to be new and quite unsure of himself - not familiar with wine by the glass offerings.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raul was awesome

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LH
1 review
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service quite bad--waited forever to get water, probably about 30 minutes, and this is after asking several times. The kitchen was extremely slow and it wasn't that busy. The food is only okay for top prices. It's not better than a random hole in the wall Mexican place that is half the price. The competition for good Mexican food is fierce in this town and this place simply isn't worth the price tag, especially since the service was terrible. The space is pretty, I will give them that. Would not come back.

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Little Rock
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks for a birthday dinner. Main course took a little longer than usual but appetizers came out quickly.

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MB
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place very much and I have been back already 5 times and will continue to come back.
Definitely recommend this place. Food is great, the staff is great and friendly. We had a reservation for seven and they still sat us with an incomplete party which normally any other place they probably would forfeit our reservation. This place also has complimentary valet parking which again is totally awesome! Especially, since parking is limited. Great place overall!

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SH
San Antonio
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Recommend.

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N
New York Area
1 review
1.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Too loud and unpleasant. Too crowded and not enough staff, poor service. Food was mediocre and the guacamole in particular was horrible. I used to love this restaurant. I will not go back.

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LS
Chicago
4 reviews
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was out of the ordinary that our service was less than expected, but we asked to move outside after being sat in an inside section because of noise. We were with my 70+ year old parents, so noise control is key.
Once we moved outside and ordered drinks and apps, the drinks came with no app. When my father ordered another beer it never came. Our food came shortly after that, but we never received our apps/additional drinks before our main meal.
Our server compensated by bringing us a monkey bowl of quest, which was appreciated.
We are frequent customers to PB (so much so that my husband’s family hosted our rehearsal dinner there 12 years ago), so we were surprised at the numerous oversights.
I would like to assume it was because of our change or seating.
We had a wonderful time with the atmosphere nonetheless and trust the next visit to PB will be as we normally expect.

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Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The inside tables were very loud but they accommodated her request despite being a large party to move outside where it was quieter. The food was amazing the service was wonderful. Several people mentioned that the fajita steak was the best they had ever had. We are from the north so take that with a grain of salt.

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Austin
1 review
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday Celebration and Ana was attentive and extremely pleasent. We will be going back again I'm sure!

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KH
Houston
1 review
2.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Although it was not busy the service was way below what is expected of any restaurant. The food is average and was better in past but something change.

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SV
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous. Table side guacamole was excellent!

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AH
London
25 reviews
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

There can be a long wait, but if you make a reservation, you are generally seated on time. The restaurant is very loud. Decide on a designated driver or take a Lyft - the margaritas are too good to pass up.

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CF
1 review
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Elegant, delicious, cozy. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was energetic. Service was perfect.

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D
Austin
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was the best even though our waitress had a large table, she was attentive and stoped to visit with our granddaughter. We will be back soon!!

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ML
San Antonio
1 review
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
Orange County
1 review
4.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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C
1 review
4.0Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AT
Atlanta
17 reviews
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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WM
San Antonio
1 review
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good crowd for a Friday night.

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P
San Antonio
1 review
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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A
San Antonio
3 reviews
3.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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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WM
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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A
Dallas
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PG
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
San Antonio
9 reviews
3.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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BP
San Antonio
10 reviews
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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A
San Antonio
2 reviews
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Biirthday- waiter brought a lighted candle on piece of cake

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St. Louis
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Antonio
1 review
3.0Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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Dallas
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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DL
San Antonio
2 reviews
2.0Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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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New Orleans
1 review
5.0Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HG
Central Coast
4 reviews
4.0Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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