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About Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

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.

5800 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

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

Cross Street:
Austin Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 822-6151

Website:
http://www.palomablanca.net/

Entertainment:
Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and for Sunday Brunch from 11am - 2pm.

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!

Parking Details:
Located in the Cambridge Center, Paloma Blanca provides a private open and free parking lot to patrons.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Nelly Mendoza Olsen: (210) 822-6151

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Romantic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Spicy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 7, 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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·Dined on February 2, 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).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Was great food and service as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Outstanding, quality Mexican food and great service!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lively ambience, consistently excellent food, great service.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Spicy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a nice round table for 8 people which made it easy for conversations. Everyone in our party but one ordered fajitas. We only received 2 containers of tortillas which was not enough for everyone. Took a long time for our server to come by and we asked for more. By the time we got more, our food was cold. Our server still did not give us enough and we had to ask for more again. Our daughter ordered vegetarian fajitas, but part way through eating them she found a couple pieces of chicken in it. One person in our party could not have corn. Our server told them the tortillas were flour, but theirs appeared to have corn in them. They were completely different from the other, actual flour, tortillas we received. Had to wait a long time for refills. Our special occasion was never acknowledged. We brought our own cake, paper plates and napkins and were told there was a per person charge for that. REALLY!? We cut it ourselves and served it ourselves. The restaurant never gave us any special attention for this extra charge. Our party spent a fair amount on food, drinks and cocktails and don't feel like we received very good service overall.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was great as always, the margaritas were awesome too! We love eating here but don't live in San Antonio so we come on special occasions.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Healthy, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our server was outstandingly great, very friendly, and helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, very busy night

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It turned out to be a great place for 7 of us to get together for brunch!!! Food was great and the service was excellent. A big plus was that they had a bar and we could order mimosas, champagne and bloody marys!! We will be back for our next get together!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

New server, Jacob. Tried VERY hard...But took 30min each time we ordered drinks

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were seated promptly, service was excellent, and the food was delicious. What more can a guy want?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and friendly service. Had our reservation waiting for us in a great spot

Tags: Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Party of 7, food was good service poor

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We have eaten at Paloma Blanca several times and the restaurant never disappoints. My wife enjoyed the chicken enchiladas while I had the traditional cheese enchiladas. The tableside guacamole was excellent. The service was quick and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for first class Mexican food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is always excellent and the service is cordial. I find it to be very dependable and eat there frequently. On busy days, the noise level is uncomfortable, so we prefer to come early or late to enjoy a more peaceful setting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We visited this restaurant during a recent trip to San Antonio. Anxious to get away from the downtown scene, we were impressed with the online reviews and decided to give it a try. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation, which was a good thing as the parking lot was packed and we ended-up in a nearby bank lot. Once inside, we were quickly escorted through a loud throng of 30ish singles and neighborhood families to a nice table on the edge of the noise - which was appreciated. Our waiter seemed new and unsure about the various margarita choices, but willingly accommodated my request for a jalapeno version, which wasn't on the menu. We also ordered a "top shelf" margarita. As we waited (for awhile!) on our drinks, we had to flag-down our busy waiter and request water and chips/salsa. Finally the drinks arrived. Mine was fine - a standard margarita with a couple of jalapenos floating in it and a chili powdered rim - it was fairly light on the tequila, but tasted decent enough. The "top-shelf" version was an off-putting color of neon green and tasted like pond water - just awful. An appetizer of queso dip reminded me of my Velveeta-in-the-microwave days. Fortunately, the entrées were a pleasant change. The Enchilada's '09 were a tasty combination of chicken filling and cilantro cream on one - chipotle sauce on the other. The chicken was plentiful and very tender and the sauces were both good. However, the salad that came on the plate (while tasty) had dressing and water on the lettuce that had seeped into the enchiladas making them wet and cold around the edges. We also ordered a chili relleno, which was stuffed with shrimp/cheese and quite delicious. This is obviously a popular neighborhood spot and much more upscale (and better quality) than the hallowed Mexican establishments downtown. The only real downfall was their dismal cocktails. We'll give it another try on a future visit - maybe the margaritas will improve!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Paloma Blanca is a beautiful, spacious restaurant with a gorgeous patio, friendly, professional service and tasty Mexican food. It's family friendly yet quite suitable for a business or special occasion gathering or Happy Hour bites and drinks with friends on weekdays. The restaurant is a great choice for those in need of gluten free and paleo options (be sure to ask for these special menus and for their gluten free chips and tortillas). The lighting is quite dim in the evening hours, however, which is wonderful for a warm ambiance but hell on the aging eyes! (reading glasses and or lighted magnifiers encouraged for menu perusing). Ruth was our courteous, knowledgeable server and she and her support staff (as well as the hostess) were great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was good and reasonable price.
We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday girl got a complimentary dessert. That was nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Somewhat standard, regional, but certainly well prepared and presented, fare. Excellent margaritas! Have never been disappointed at Paloma Blanca's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

After coming here years ago I was excited to come back. However, we were all extremely disappointed in our meal and experience. With so many restaurants in San Antonio I was hoping to impress our business guests. Poor service (brought the wrong items multiple times and we had to get our own plates), and subpar food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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