Palomino - Indianapolis

4.4
3278 reviews
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Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.
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Indiana
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service started out slow, but after we finally got a waiter, we were treated very attentively and it was overall a great experience. The scallops were amazing, and my favorite is still the tomato spread/bread appetizer that they bring to the table. Always so fresh and delicious!

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RB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This place was ok... I was expecting higher quality food and it turned out to be just ok.

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CC
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were several interesting options on the menu for both of us, my wife chose the grilled salmon and I had the paella; both were outstanding and we both left completely satisfied and glad we had chosen Palomino!

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BB
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot. It was a slow night so we decided to sit at the bar. Excellent food, service was top notch, bartender was great.

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Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

WE went for lunch as we have when visiting Indy for the last several years. I t just wasn't the same with the food average and service average. It was not busy either. Looking over their menu I felt over priced for a lunch including their specials.

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Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Palomino for Devour Downtown. All four of us experienced an excellent dining experience.

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

Awesome!! Will definately be back. Used the Devour menu, and was very pleased!!

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MP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, will return again
Server John was very good

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They took good care of us during the polar vortex!

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Devour Downtown experience I've had! Highly recommend!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was great. The table right behind us had approximately 6 teenager girls that were so loud and rowdy I could barely carry on a conversation with my family. I was approached by the manager with an offer to move only after I complained. I felt they were the troublemakers and they should have been made to move. An expensive meal that could have been so much more enjoyable.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. They were out of most of the "Devour" options, which is what we came for. Service was very slow. Food was mediocre. The restaurant has definitely "slipped" and I won't be going back or recommending it to anyone.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is/was one of my favorite restaurant in downtown Indy. But Saturday my food was on the cold side. It still had a good flavor, but it must have sat on the pickup table to long. I did point that out to my waitress.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another remarkable dining experience! I could eat here every single day and never tire of their excellent food options and impeccable service and attention to detail!

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Indiana
106 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and central location and setting for a wonderful evening. Quality food and service. House wine was surprisingly good. Palomino's is great for a dependably wonderful evening diner.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed. Steak was prepared perfectly. more mushrooms would have been nice. The long Island and pear martini are both lovely. They brought out tiramisu for my birthday also.. and it was AWESOME.

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TW
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here many times but have never had the shrimp scampi. I finally ordered it and am so glad that I did...it was delicious!! This was not the traditional shrimp scampi that I've tasted in the past; it was extremely flavorful with just enough kick to it. The garlic bread soaked in the spices was amazing and the capellini was very light and added just the right balance to the dish.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in with big appetites but only could eat a little. Everything was amazing! We had the mushroom soup, Sicilian meatballs, and the donuts. The wine special was spectacular as well! Never, ever unhappy when we visit!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were incredible! Brussels Sprouts appetizer melts in the mouth. Service was outstanding!

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RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The location has not been kept up well and the quality of the food has diminished. I use to dine here 1-2 times per month. I decided to give them another try but went away underwhelmed.

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G
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding!!!!!

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SA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The scallops were amazing!!! So was the warm spinach salad. Great service. My husband and I went here for a date and just found it a bit noisy. Maybe we would request a seat in the bar on future dates.

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B
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were a larger group and had a reservation for 5:45pm. Server was helpful. We mentioned we had another engagement at 7pm. Restaurant wasn’t overly crowded but our food came at 7:15! Not the server’s fault.

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

Great food and amazing service. Was alittle expensive but but well worth the money.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Steak was good cut , but cold. Not warm, cold. When we were waiting for table, 20 entrees were sitting waiting to be served. Cooks were arguing with each other.

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L
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve prior to Midnight MAss

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RR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was feeling sick that day, so our waitress brought me ginger ale and boxed up a bunch of our food to go for us!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, even better specials. The holiday bread pudding capped a perfect night!

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KM
China
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to Palomino during Christmas they have the restaurant decorated so pretty. Love the reindeer! We had the buffet which was wonderful along with Bloody Mary bar! All good to head to Colts game💙

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For several years our family has come downtown to see the Christmas lights and we always have dinner at Palomino. A very classy ambiance with beautiful Christmas decorations inside. The food is always top notch while not breaking the bank. Our server Sara was extremely engaging and took very good care of us. Rare to find such a nice place with such good service these days. Always a joy and a happy family memory when we go there.

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K
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service, what more can you ask for.

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DG
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual Christmas lunch date of 6 retired elementary principals that goes back nearly 15 years!! Always at Palomino’s at 12:00!! Wonderful tradition!!!

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l
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Palomino has always been a downtown favorite for us. I was very surprised it was not busier for lunch during the holiday season.

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MF
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was outstanding; however the service was really slow and the restaurant was not even close to being full.

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SK
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great dining experience.

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IK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a nice, quiet place to go after watching a performance at Hilbert Circle theater at a moderate price. We tried Palomino and were pleasantly surprised how it felt like a special place. Our food was wonderful too and they said no problem when I asked to switch the mahi mahi for chicken in a dish. Even when a lot of Colts fans came in and it became full, the noise level was still fine. Will go back many times!

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j
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited over an hour for our food. Waiter was very inexperienced. Probably won't come back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserving on OpenTable was a breeze, as it always is. The dining room itself is impressive. Clean, well spaced, not bright, not dim. Though the place was fairly busy, i could faintly hear a live guitarist performing in the bar from the far side of the dining room.
Our waiter was phenomenal. Very well educated on the menu and drinks available. A few suggestions were provided in great detail, two of which my date and i ordered. We were not disappointed. The entrees were attractive and prepared perfectly to order.
It was a very enjoyable experience.
The next day, my girlfriend commented about going to Palominos again. I mentioned there were several fine establishments in the area i would like to visit. In brief, is was told we would be returning to Palominos and soon!

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MK
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always dine at Palomino prior to our family outing to the ISO Yuletide Celebration. The menu has great variety from haute seafood cuisine to steaks to pasta to burgers and pizza. The service is consistently great; the venue has a contemporary ambience and the food is always excellent. This visit, we took advantage of the seasonal menu. The stuffed sole was out of this world! The salmon Oscar, delicious and perfectly grilled. The cocktail menu is intriguing. The pear-ginger martini was especially flavorful. In sum, our latest visit to Palomino was another great experience. It never disappoints.

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