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About Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila
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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.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12pm-4pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:30pm
$30 and under
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This restaurant has nothing to do with how it's advertised. We had expected an elegant place and a fine-dining experience. Instead, we got a loud bar, drunk diners dancing at the bar, and food & drinks that were those befitting a mediocre Americanized version of Mexican food.
Upon arrival seated immediately per our reservation; settled in our booth, however, had to just sit and ground ourselves for a little bit - we thought maybe there was a "fire" in the kitchen or something as the wait staff was running -- and I do mean RUNNING -- as if they were attempting to serve 5000 patrons with a staff of three!?!? We were mystified by the kinetic energy, very un-nerving and uncomfortable, making it hard to relax and look at menu. And then it took almost 20 minutes before we were even acknowledged - no hello, no water, nothing. Thankfully we hung in there and finally our very charming waiter arrived and took good care of us. The menu is expansive with some wonderfully creative dishes, as well as the typical Mexican food fare -- we opted for creative (waiter assisted) and neither of us were disappointed. Our respective steaks were perfect, seafood (prawns) excellent, roasted veggies delightful. And oh yes, our appetizer (Tostadaditas Ahi Ceviche) could have been a meal -- two orders of that, a salad or soup, and a few drinks would do very nicely. I hesitated to order dinner when we ordered appetizers and I should have listened to myself because dinner came way too fast -- on top of the ceviche, no time to savor and enjoy. Won't do that again. The kinetic energy by the waiters finally calmed down after about an hour -- still don't get the why of that. Our waiter treated us to dessert -- fried ice cream -- which we shared and was just enough to end a wonderful meal. Will we go again? If we can find a quiet, less busy time, yes ... otherwise probably not. Upon leaving, the hostess cut us off at the doorway (without a word) so we had to wait on five patrons to walk through; so rude, an annoyance that wasn't necessary. More training of staff in order maybe? Friendlier hostesses (no eye contact ever); and 'calm down' waiters, is it really a race to feed us and get us out the door? If so, then definitely won't be back.
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