Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

4.6
677 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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schmunky
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding. Drinks are the yummiest! Service is the best of any restaurant out there. Very friendly and professional. Sitting in the outside patio is very relaxing looking at the pier and surrounding activity. Our go-to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waitress lost my credit card AFTER she ran it and then proceeded to “look” for it for an hour without telling us and when we finally got her to tell us that she can’t find it so we left.

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GLaker
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table outside, even though it was a chilly evening. Their heater kept me warm enough. Food was great, scenery great, server Sully was great ! I’ve been there previously, and will return when back in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. On the Hermosa Beach Pier, great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a friend that visited me and I wanted to take her to a great place that never disappoints. The food and drinks are always excellent here.

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vipajmuller
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Waiter was disinterested in serving us. My dad ordered ice water and he brought him a cup of ice and told him to pour his water into it himself. He would disappear for long periods of time before returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Palmilla , We love our server Eric, he is super personable and knowledgeable. He gave us fabulous recommendations for cocktails and food!

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vipNoWeightWatchersHere
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely upscale lunch-at-the-beach place. The free tortillas & sauces are appreciated, and the margaritas are a touch strong (also appreciated!). Overall a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly in a nice booth. The waiters were very attentive. The children’s menu is an amazing value for very nice food. Fish tacos as well as ceviche best I’ve had. The ceviche had a nice tang with I think some undertone of tamarind?

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vipKimK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for a birthday dinner. Sat outside in front patio area but heater kept us warm. Our waiters were great. Food was delish! And such a cute spot.

Starters:
Their fresh flour tortillas are so good especially with the salsas and butter

Appetizers:
Short rib taquitos - YUM
Queso FUNdido (as our waiter called it) - cheese is always good

Dinner:
I had 2 cheese enchiladas and a short rib crispy taco - So yummy

Hubby had the 3 seafood items (enchilada, taco and chile) forgot what it's called) but he loved it

Daughter had same as me and fish tacos.

Everything was really good. Definitely will be back.

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AngG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Sad to say it, but our waiter tried to trick us into paying someone else's tab. Luckily we weren't too intoxicated not to notice and had them correct our bill, but very tasteless and ruined the experience for us. The food was good and we planned on giving our waiter a big tip until they tried to deceive us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing margaritas. Incredible food. Perfect outdoor ambiance with jazz from The Lighthouse Cafe wafting over to us. Overall, a fantastic experience.

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Denise
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and even better service! Amazing hospitality!

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LauraL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here the last night of my trip and it was, by far, the best meal we had in LA and the surrounding area. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the combinations of flavor and textures on my plate were divine. It was a truly wonderful meal from start to finish. I will absolutely be back on my next trip to SoCal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch. It was excellent and the warm homemade tortillas with honey butter were amazing. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great food, drinks and atmosphere! An all time favorite!

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CyndiB
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed out meal and cocktails. Great flavor, the tortillas were amazing and the service was great ! Lots of attention. We will be back...

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LilMiss
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food is delicious! Homemade tortillas, salsa, and amazing sweet butter are given after being seated. The shrimp fajitas are scrumptious, and there is enough to feed 2 people.
My critique is I felt the waiter could have done a better job with interacting with us. I am always friendly with waiters, and he was not personable or welcoming to us. He seemed way too busy, and almost annoyed when we flagged him down to ask him something. I was under the impression he wanted us in and out fast. It is too bad, because the food and decor are amazing. We just didn't feel well received. I would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve heard great reviews about this restaurant and came here for my 35th birthday. It definitely met my expectations and the food and drinks were delicious. Definitely coming back for brunch with my family.

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Flicker
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter didn’t listen.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food, slow service

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vipLannnnnnnn
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great! Fun evening

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KenM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic vegan options!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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

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

Loved the hand made tortillas!

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LisaS
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic drinks.

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vipLinda
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PeteJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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RachelC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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LaurenW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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.

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AnnaE
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.

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vipMike
San Francisco
29 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 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.

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vipStevenR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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Babyz310
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 977-7939.

Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila is rated 4.6 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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