Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

4.6
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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
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

ZB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AX
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

P
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hand crafted margaritas!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best gourmet mex food in LA

GE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food Ian’s service is always amazing ... just way too loud to have a normal conversation in the dining room because of the bar.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious warm tortillas to start. Vegan options were amazing and super tasty. Drinks were killer. Prices are high, to be expected at a beach restaurant, but still $15-20 drinks. Today’s service was a bit slow and for a timed reservation that can make one anxious. Like it took a third request for the order of drinks and only one water refill. Otherwise a delightful way to spend an evening.

AV
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service pretty inside just really loud as in other people talking

l
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers!!

Great food, great service, great location!

n
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for 2 on Friday night. Great service and very good cocktails! Food was good. Very busy and loud environment. Request a booth for more privacy, or deck seating if you want to be outside.

BP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

It's in a good spot for people watching, however the food was average and not inexpensive (although I didn't expect it to be given the locale).

LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers Devin and Eric were outstanding! The noise level was a little bit high, but it added to the ambiance of the evening. The food was delicious! We had a great time. Would definitely recommend!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a great brunch spot. The bottomless mimosas are great!!! And the food is so so so good. I try to come here everytime I’m in the SoCal area. One of my fav spots.

DJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

While everyone in our party thought the food could not have been better, the noise level was more than energetic. Consequently, we were split on whether we would return.
We sat inside but believe if we had sat outside on the patio where the noise level was lower, we all would be very happy to return.

JC
Los Angeles
213 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pineapple, serrano, cilantro margarita is great. Fun, beautiful restaurant with good food and service. We met friends from out of town here for dinner and had a great evening. Nice that there is a variety of dishes, not just standard Mexican fare.

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife out just because we like trying new places love the twist on their food great beans fresh tortillas made right there Great service fantastic drinks reasonable prices will be coming back with more people soon

PN
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Brunch was very good. Service a little slower than usual but very friendly. One of our favorite weekend brunch places.

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