Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

4.7
502 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
Additional
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 502 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times, and it is ALWAYS a great experience. I love sitting outside, even when it gets chilly (they have heaters). Their margaritas are absolutely divine. The food is the best I have ever had. The wait staff is great, personable, and attentive. I cannot recommend this place enough.

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DZ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu from a very talented chef. Excellent service staff.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tacos camaron were great, raspberry mango blended mojito was amazing!

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GO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

The service was good the food was good but the flies were awful they told us they cannot get rid of the flies so the whole time we were eating we were shooing flies away which I found extremely unhealthy and extremely annoying. Unless they can correct this problem I will never be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, always great service and yummy food!!

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GG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool spot where everyone looks beautiful! The lighting and decor are forgiving and fabulous!
Its a bit loud so don't expect an intimate conversation, but after a few delicious margaritas, who cares.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the cool vibe and fun outdoor patio. The food was great and the spicy margaritas are fantastic. We had the ceviche sampler and shrimp enchiladas and both were excellent. We eat here every couple of months.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was good but not great- servers were friendly and attentive.

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MM
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and drinks were excellent and the table and seating were comfortable and lovely atmosphere. HOWEVER, as much as I admire this restaurant, the noise from the bar crowd was deafening. The decimal meter was off the charts. So, either go for lunch or definitely have an outdoor table unless you are with people whom you would rather not converse with. Noise canceling headphones would be useless here.

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TT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cocktails and food, great view from the patio, attentive waiters, beautiful people!

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a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite go-to in Hermosa! I live in San Diego and found out about this place when my best friend used to live in the area. The past weekend my boyfriend and I drove up to Long Beach to visit her but before we did, we stayed the night in redondo and made our way to the reservations here. He loved it like I knew he would. You seriously cannot go wrong with this place for food or drinks!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar window. Rocky was our server. He is awesome! Always friendly and on top of things. Makes amazing drinks and keeps them coming! He rocked! Ps loved the tortillas and honey butter!

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CO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Will come back again.

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G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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L
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

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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JE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Drinks are overpriced.

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HB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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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AM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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b
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy and great staff!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LO
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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