Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

4.6
490 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12pm-4pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 977-7939
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christina Cipres
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Cross street
Hermosa Ave
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 490 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing service and a fun array of cocktail selections and the food is delicious too!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Will come back again.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Sudden arrival of a few too many flies to relax and enjoy our lunch. The place was busy and there were not enough servers. This doesn't happen often. Service was very slow and not attentive. We didn't get the service we are used to at this establishment.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

A. M. A. Z. I. N. G. as always. Celebrated anniversaries with dear out of town friends. Best spicy margaritas

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Waiter argued with how to make a margarita without agave syrup and then charged $25. Food was Average at best and expensive compared to most restaurants in the area. We are local, our out of town friends suggested the place and were equally disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We come for our anniversary every year and the manager and servers always make sure it’s special! Wonderful meal and evening.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food and great service! Drinks are overpriced.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We had both breakfasts and lunches. Great and delicious. Very friendly atmosphere. Quantity was plentiful.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Bar tables need new chairs. The chairs tilt . Noise is very loud !

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great upscale Mexican dining spot in Hermosa. Service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent and drinks were even better! Definitely coming back soon.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was average; drink selection was excellent ; great service; nice ambiance

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Love this place the other dozen times I came and brought friends....tonight we got jammed in the back of the restaurant, with tables of mixed height, blocking the waiters path to food pickup. When I asked to be reseated I was told everything I did wrong in making my reservation(?)....”you booked for 4 then changed to 6”, he was correct, I did that because on Open Table I couldn’t book a party larger than 4, so we spoke on the phone and I was told the patio was too full but inside would be fine. I was never told we’d be squeezed into the back. The gentleman who seated us should have steered clear of “blame the customer” and simply looked into what he could do and just apologize and perhaps gratis us an appetizer.

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Our waiter really stepped up and gave us the great usual attention. The drinks are always good as it the food!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Chris our server saved our experience. Top notch service and excellent food

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I've always enjoyed dining here for the beach-side location, the complimentary home made tortillas and other delicious offerings but recently, the service has been pretty bad, quality of food has decreased and no fresh tortillas when you sit down. One time they tried to pass store bought ones as their home made ones. Margaritas are still the best, but other than that I have no desire to come back.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The food was delicious! The service was great, and the ambience was pleasant.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The corn and chicken tamale was very very good. I enjoyed the whole dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

They are truly accommodating at Palmilla. They get busy sometimes but always aim to please, and the beverages and food are excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Extensive, creative menu. To die for warm flour tortillas to start and amazing cocktail choices.
The food is so delicious and satisfying. The best taquitos ever, light and no trace of greasiness. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Reserved a table early to get the late afternoon beach vibe, the day slowing down, and not yet busy at this great restaurant. It packs in the active crowds as normal dinner and after-dinner time arrives. The plates were awesome today. My salmon was extraordinary, perfectly done inside with a slight crisp char on the outside. The sea bass dish was excellent also. The fish meat was cooked just right, leaving it tender and light and very tasty. The other plates were typical Mexican fare of burritos and tacos with beans and vegetables. The portions were huge and tasted great.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Yummy and great staff!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We love going to Palmilla! We are never disappointed with the service— as it is always stellar. Nice people —every one we’ve encountered! The food, as always, was fabulous! They have some really interesting preparations, the food is fresh and very good. Compliments to the Chef on never disappointing. We will be (and are) back again soon! It gets a little loud when they are full...but it’s never too much. Love this place and highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Super excellent Mexican food. Some of the best we have ever had anywhere! Very cute decor. Nice outdoor seating. Friendly and prompt staff.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. This is my forth time eating Palmilla.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at Palmilla! The service was great and the food was amazing! I would say it’s a bit on the pricey side, but the food is delicious! The homemade flour tortillas were a huge hit. The drinks are delicious and refreshing- I ordered the raspberry mojito and my boyfriend ordered the spicy pineapple margarita. Overall, we had a wonderful date night at Palmilla.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Awesome evening. Waiter is super. Let’s make a second Palmilla in Miami !!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Had a great time! A real go to place for us in Hermosa Beach. Good food n unique cocktails. A must go if you’re in the area.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overcharged for negra modelo. $9.25 for a draft! Menu says $8.75 or $8.50.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We loved celebrating Mother’s Day there! The food was amazing. Servers were very attentive. I loved getting the peacock chair!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We loved it so much we went back the following evening. The margaritas are outstanding and the food truly delicious.

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1.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wasn't satisfied with the drinks and service. The bartender pouring the drinks used Sky vodka. That's a very cheap vodka and when I'm paying for quality drinks and quality price for the alcoholic beverages, I don't expect sky vodka at all! Also, our server Alejandro was beyond awful! He was focused on cashing out or doing whatever on the computer then waiting on our table. Our tortillas came out about 20 minutes after we sat down and he didn't apologize in fact another gentleman got us our tortillas. Not once did Alejandro check on us to see where our tortillas were. And other servers were bringing us or food so it wasn't even like Alejandro was our true server.. My sister and I had to ask him for another round of drinks. He seemed more focused on cashing out or whatever he was doing on the computer. Also, celebrated my sister's birthday and she didn't receive her birthday dessert. I normally tip the waiter or waitress for the service but I didn't tip Alejandro. I've never been treated so bad and ignored by a server.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The tortillas are fresh and so, so good. They give you hot ones when you first sit. The best taco we had was definitely fish. Also had the watermelon margarita that was great!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome night! Sea Bass Fajita - delicious! Our server was perfect!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Love Palmilla! Great cocktails and AMAZING tortillas! Staff is great - very personable. There are a lot of food options (too many). My favorite are the lobster tacos - but they ran out on my last visit, which was a bummer. Either way - I'll be back!! Really a great spot for Mexican cuisine and VERY GOOD cocktails!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great place. Food, service, and atmosphere were great!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and vibe can’t wait to go back

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I ended up really liking this restaurant but was a little nervous when the amazing homemade corn tortillas were accompanied by one very bland and almost flavorless (maybe even sweet) salsa and a second B- grade salsa. The rest was wonderful. The cocktails, service, atmosphere, location and all the other food were perfect. Maybe just an off day for the salsa maker?

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always a fabulous experience!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Favorite spot in Hermosa! Great service, food and ambience!

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

No front desk attendant available upon arrival, had to wait several minutes before someone showed up, which was not because the restaurant was busy.
Food was mediocre, with overwhelming sauces, some of which were were hard to define.
Don't mind to pay $$ food good food and service, both were not present!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food is so delicious

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