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About Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

For birthdays, anniversaries or large parties, please call our Events Manager, Taylor at 310 977 7939 or 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.

39 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12pm-4pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Hermosa Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 977-7939

Website:
http://www.palmillarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Christina Cipres

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

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Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Good for a Date (11)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Waterfront (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Cozy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I was celebrating my birthday and chose Palmilla, again! I love the atmosphere, the food and the staff. It’s always a fun evening at Palmilla!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for brunch- food was amazing and bottomless mimosa . Overall a great time. Only bad part was it was really loud inside, felt like we were screaming to have a conversation .

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent night out at Palmilla! Great table, great service, and totally inventive menu! Food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The margarita martinis with a little jalapeño flavor were excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent!

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My grandson, my late husband and I have dined at Palmilla everytime we have visited Hermosa for years. Now my grandson and I are continuing that tradition. The food is exceptional as is the service. I have to avoid wheat/gluten. The waitstaff sees I am served their homemade corn tortillas with appetizers and entrees. I don't know about their flour tortillas, but the corn ones are the best I have eaten anywhere. Try the fish tacos, a favorite of ours, as again, they are the best!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Kitchen closes on Sunday's after 1 and not open again until 2:30, brunch menu only. None of the regular favorite options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I was on vacation in LA and I went to Palmilla 3 times in a week. Great food and drinks. Really nice looking restaurant and friendly staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Local fave, great outdoor seating but just as nice inside when the weather is inclement. They have inexpensive small dishes, apps and also foodie worthy entree's. The prawns are amazing but a bit pricey. Great place, I go often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ambiance was great, food was very good. People were very friendly. A little pricey but I can live with that. Only issue was we were told we had to leave before our desert came - they made us take it to go. I spent over $300.00 for dinner and did not expect to be told I had to take my desert to go. Other than that, it was a fun night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

fabulous restaurant with a great staff. Not to miss when you are visiting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great drinks, food, and service! Loved the homemade tortillas and served with the honey butter was a different touch. Great team work from the waitstaff. We live out of state, but wished we lived in the area so we could go back and try other items. Saw the Guacamole Festival Tasting pass by and it looked amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Hands down best jalapeño margarita around. The service is impeccable and the food is amazing. I always order the chicken nachos. The absolute best !!! Great way to start my weekend !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a great experience. The food was great. The restaurant has a no corkage fee if you bring a bottle of wine from Uncooked, a local wine shop.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service and food, maybe a bit overpriced. Their homemade tortillas are amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I made a reservation requesting a high chair. When we arrived, the hostess took us to our seats - no smiles or greeting - and no indication of where we can find a high chair. She then disappeared. Quite a put off. We flagged down a waiter and got directed to where we could get a high chair eventually. The service picked up a bit after (our waitress was alright).
The patio is good for people watching.
The food was good; large portions.
Loved the margaritas.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve 2018

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We visit Palmilla from out of town every year and are never disappointed. Excellent guacamole sampler and fajitas top notch. Try to sit outside by fire pit if you can.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and service was superb. The wives liked the eye candy!! LOL

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our seating reservations were messed up so we were initially placed at an indoor table where the ambiance is geared for a younger crowd. Fortunately we were moved to an outdoor seating, but they have too many people working a single table so things got a bit screwed up. Food was good, but pricey.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A good friend was in town from Hawaii and not only did he like the food but he loved the view of the sunset while we sat outside for dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Holiday celebration

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I usually come for the mango jalapeno margarita. My friends and I were happy with our first meal this evening. The service was excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The BEST margaritas in the beach cities!! Best to sit on the patio to enjoy the good weather and people watching. Louder inside, quiter outside. Always good food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nice casual restaurant located about 100 yards from Hermosa pier. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. I sat inside but I noticed at least 2 large fire pit tables outside which would be perfect for people watching along the plaza. They have a small indoor bar with about 8 or so bar stools. Most food has a Mexican flair with a nice culinary touch using the best and freshest ingredients. I had the crusted Chilean sea bass ($36) which was superb. It came with a spicy pineapple salsa on the side but I preferred the fish without it because it did not add much and to me, it over powered the rich delicate flavor of the bass. I also had a cucumber margarita called the Diablo ($12) which was one of the best I've ever had. The Modelo Especial on draft paired well with the complimentary house salsa and fresh hot tortillas they give you at the beginning. The service and vibe was fast and fun, a bit noisy and pricey but I will come back again for a special occasion and try the bar and fire pit. I recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a fun restaurant in Hermosa with good food, drinks, service and location.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food, very attentive staff - no rushing us the bill trying to get us out of there.

Appetizers (short rib tacos) were filling so nobody had room for the main course. The ginger margarita was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

No acknowledgement of special occasion (birthday) that I has specified. Difficult to get our waiter's attention at times.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. Food is amazing and drinks are even better. Try everything! Lobster tacos are fantastic.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was terrible. Waiter forgot to bring 2 items we ordered.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food here is really tasty and they give you a nice size portion.
I had a combo; short rib enchilada (very tender) and Chile rellano (beat I have ever had!).
I will go back!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This place is always incredible. The food, service, and ambiance is top notch. The tacos are amazing and very reasonably priced, and the Smokey pasilla cocktail is great if you like mezcal. The Chile rilleno is also a favorite. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My all-time-favorite. The service is always stellar. Never too pushy, always perfect. I can't say enough about the food. Try everything. Drinks are delish. Got a bottle of wine on my b-day. Very reasonable and quite good. Love the patio but the inside is just gorgeous and sexy. Eye-candy everywhere. This place remains my special-occasion place but also my favorite daytime/ drinks / people watching on patio. From start to finish, always exceptional.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is good and the service was great. I definitely recommend if you're into a energetic crowd.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I loved it! The food was great the service and recommendations by the staff were right on. Tequila options were plenty. A little pricey but overall amazing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our first visit - after reading previous reviews we elected to sit outside in the patio. Inside seemed boisterous but didn’t bother us on the patio. Service was excellent and attentive but not pushy. My wife’s meal seemed a little over priced but it was one of the specials of the house. I dropped the value rating from 4 to 3 stars due to this. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a favorite, Palmilla never fails to deliver - fresh ingredients, great attentive waitstaff, accommodating hosts - a definite hotspot with amazing food and ambiance. Surprising cuisine right at the beach. Love!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing hospitality thank yu

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the LA area. I go EVERY time I visit. I’m already looking forward to my travels to the left coast again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Hostess was extremely cold which is a shame because that's the first person you see walking into a restaurant. We were weary about staying after that. Waiter was very nice...he seemed a little busy even though there were a lot of empty tables. People by the bar were really loud and it looked like they were regulars because a lot of the waiters seemed to know them. The food for me was the best part.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The best thing about this restaurant was the drinks. The food was terrible. The guacamole tasted like it came from a tub from Walmart (couldn't eat it). Salsa terrible served with homemade flour tortillas that were raw in the middle. The food overall was flavorless and not cooked very well. There were too many tables packed into a small space. A horrible dining experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server was awesome, eric. Noise level is quite high during dinner time, great ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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