Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

4.7
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668 Reviews
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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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LauraL
New England
2 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 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
12 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
1 review
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
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter didn’t listen.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food, slow service

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vipLannnnnnnn
Denver
6 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
1 review
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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Linda
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PeteJ
Atlanta
1 review
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
3 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
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.

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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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vipMfinneran
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 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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StevenR
Los Angeles
6 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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OpenTable Diner
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!

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AngelXDiaz
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.

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StaciG
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.

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Pate
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipCeeCeeS
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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

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LauraH
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJack
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!!!

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

Always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
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

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Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila is rated 4.7 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

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