Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

4.8
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$30 and under
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Mexican
For birthdays, anniversaries or large parties, please call our Events Manager, Taylor at 310 977 7939 or email at taylor@palmillarestaurant.com


Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila, an upscale chef driven restaurant, delivers regionally influenced gourmet Mexican food, engaging service, hand-crafted cocktails, and the best selection of premium tequilas in the South Bay. Located steps away from the Pacific ocean on the Hermosa Beach promenade, guests will enjoy an elegant market-fresh menu. The innovative space, designed by G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Designs, transports guests to a Mexican resort complete with a cozy heated patio, unique white stone walls surrounding an intimate dining room, and a stunning marble counter-top at the full service bar.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy waiter was great
I told them about husband’s birthday and in my other visits dessert was on them but other than that good times

R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the hand made tortillas!

LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations 2 days before Christmas due to family plans changed. We could only get outside seating and was a bit worried due to super cold (for California, haha) and big chance of rain. We were well protected and super warm with umbrellas, heaters and we even got the Fire Pit table we were hoping for! Everyone was SO friendly and seemed happy to be there even on Christmas! From our hostess, waiter, food runner...everyone made us feel warm and welcomed! Food was DELICIOUS! Dad had a beautiful steak and my hubby and I had a perfect chicken dish (flavored so beautifully!). While Dad and hubby went for a traditional Christmas Whiskey/Sour I went this the handcrafted Jalapeño Mint Margarita(s)...yes I had 2! Thank you Palmilla Cocina for making our Christmas just perfect!

L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels! Street tacos were awesome! Service was exceptional!

PJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

RC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was upscale Mexican. It wasn’t anything to rave about especially for the price, but it was a nice choice if you’re wanting a nice evening out. The patio view was great. The service wasn’t great. While the patio area was busier, inside was not. Our dinner took over 2 hours purely because of the service. Larger groups around us were seated after us and out before us. It took 20 minutes just to get our credit card back which is a little nerve racking. He did comp our appetizer due to the wait on our card, but everything about our dinner was that way.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Didn’t get our warm tortillas until after our food arrived.

LW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance, everything. Great place to go with friends, family (*maybe not families with young children though), or dates. The appetizer tortillas with the honey butter is the best.

AE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay, but not worth the price. Server forgot a drink and a refill of tortillas. Overall, it was a 6/10 experience.

M
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite of its high ratings we found the food not meeting our expectations especially the main dish. We were so disappointed. But we will try there again soon.

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and helpful. They didn’t rush us as we had a nice luxurious dinner experience. The food was right on as usual. Our favorite place to eat when we visit Hermosa Beach.

SR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. Will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

ZB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best evening!! Thank you to the entire staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went for brunch for my birthday. It was okay. Worst part was the sun was in my face most of the meal which I find pretty uncomfortable. Guacamole was mediocre. Combo of cheese enchilada and Chile relleno was okay. Cheese enchilada was not good ... too much tortilla, kind of dry, not enough cheese. Chili relleno was the best part of it. Strawberry margarita was good. Service was good tho ... prob won’t go back for it was only okay.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Price was reasonable but on the high side. Overall it was a great dining experience!

AX
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was like no other. The best I’ve ever experienced, I got my food in less than 15 min after ordering. The food was amazing in itself. Shrimp and dungeness crap enchiladas are breathtaking.

SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palmilla is local favorite spot of mine. It was fantastic the other night, thank you.

P
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere is great but the food is just so wonderful. Everything is the best here!

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. The food was fresh but I personally wished it had more flavor.

CC
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousins were visiting from Finland and we wanted to treat them to a beautiful evening at Palmilla on the patio at sunset. Everyone was so accommodating and wonderful. We even were treated to the fire pit for cocktails with our Charlie Doodle. Our Doodle loves Palmilla, too! Brian took excellent care of us! He always has great recommendations. The food and cocktails are delicious and very unique and special. My family LOVED IT!! We look forward to our next visit!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Palmilla! The nicest and sweetest people working there. Delicious food. Our waiter recommended the churros for dessert and they did not disappoint. Best cocktails for sure!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Place was very lively. A bit expensive but due to the high foot traffic area by the hermosa pier. I would eat here again for sure. A pint of beer at $7 was no bargain

LH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My girlfriends and I choose a brunch spot once a month. I had enjoyed my experiences several times before so I decided to select Palmilla for this month since my guests had never been. I was so embarrassed by the service and the food, I will not recommend it again. I'm very disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was our server and he was great!! Knew the drinks very well and have great advice on the menu! We had a great time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in hermosa beach! Thanks for another great meal palmilla

SB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade tortillas and drinks. Have liked everything I have ordered!

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Eric was amazing! All of the staff are great! They were dealing with brunch guests that did not want to leave, and Eric placed us at a table for 4, so we watched the crowds walk by, and sipped margarita’s!!! Amazing day, great food, always the best service!!!

DZ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Finally found a real Mexican place in the Southbay that has more than bar food. Try the garlic shrimp awesome

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and location. Drinks and food were delicious especially the honey butter with warm homemade tortillas! Visiting from the East coast but would eat there a lot if I could!

MG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The drinks are great! The down side is that the food used to be really good... going downhill.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hand crafted margaritas!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gourmet mex food in LA

GE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

To crowded small. And waiters have no respect when you are with you companion this place is for rowdy and single ppl not a place to take you wife or girlfriend.!

PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for a spontaneous Sat night date. Parking in the area sucks during weekend prime time, and the bar it seems gets quite loud, but given the runway-style layout with the dining room in the back, the bar scene made for more entertainment than nuisance. All 6 dishes we ordered were excellent (we rarely feel that across the board), the staff were so so nice and attentive, and the place has a neat, chic design of sorts that I can’t quite describe but was very nice. Pro tip: request a booth and sit next to each other for a more romantic/hear-to-hear-each-other experience. We’ll ride share next time, but there’ll definitely be a next time.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool spot with some of the best cocktails we’ve had. Awesome mojitos and margaritas.

p
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and service at Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila the other night! As always, the food was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the skirt steak and salmon. Eric was a fantastic server. Thank you for another great evening at Palmilla!

N
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I had brunch at this restaurant. It was his first time here and he loved the food and the customer service we were given. We will definitely be back for dinner!

LI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have been to anywhere. Its gorgeous inside plus has great patio seating! It’s trendy, fun , & clean with excellent service! The menu is extensive! The margaritas are fantastic & really perfectly crafted! I have not had a bad dish- some of the favorites- chili relleno, chimichanga and chicken mole! Their guacamole is amazing too!!

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