Paloma

4.8
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29 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
Paloma is a vibrant Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar. We have created a menu of lively, modern dishes. Some are authentic recipes and others are fresh interpretations of Mexican cuisine. Everything in our kitchen is made from scratch, including the corn tortillas for our tacos. For these, we use local, non-GMO landrace corn from New Mexico. We believe Paloma offers great value for the integrity of our ingredients, the creativity of our kitchen, and the contemporary cooking methods we use. We keep our prices as low as possible, while remaining committed to the quality ingredients we crave and the sustainability we believe in. Paloma's bar is mezcal-focused with a festive selection of agave-based cocktails as well as classic cocktails, beer, and wine. We welcome you with the warmth and kindness we recall so fondly from Mexico.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in a looong time. Had the prawns, ceviche, sea bass and cauliflower tacos (the tacos were amazing). Will definitely recommend to anyone wanting an exceptional Mexican cuisine experience in Santa Fe.

EC
EllenC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food and they have worked hard to make outdoor dining a positive experience in this crazy world we live in right now.
However....our server pretty much ignored us...we probably waited
20 minutes for the check, and that was after we asked another server for assistance. That part was extremely disappointing...this is the first time this has happened at Paloma.

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TheRtWay
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During this time of COVID the restaurant is doing everything to keep you safe and the food/drinks are superb!!

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat here in Santa Fe. The food, drinks, service and atmosphere are outstanding.

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georgiac
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pretty patio with good spacing for the Covid-19 outdoor dining experience. All staff wore masks and diners were also required to mask coming and going. The margaritas were creative and delicious as was the fresh ceviche.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around fantastic experience. Food and drinks were delicious, and I will be returning for them both.

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Mwill333
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, waiter was perfect , atmosphere awesome!

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vipPaulC
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its just great to have a restaurant that's consistent. The food and drinks are great, the staff is good at their jobs and the overall experience will having you smiling on your way home.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio . The best sea bass . The most gracious host.

HM
HeatherM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience all around. We shared Ceviche (out of this world), a caesar salad (my fave of all time), and the fajitas (tender as can be)! . Our server was darling (Nicolaus) and the cocktails were exceptional. I am not dining out regularly anymore but I would go back to Paloma in a second!

EC
EllenC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. We asked for an outside table, and for some reason the request didn’t get through, so we had a private garden in the back, which was delightful!!

JB
JesB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a WONDERFUL time celebrating my birthday at Paloma, Lilly our server and the entire staff was on their game the entire night and we had the best time. The food, drinks and service was perfect.

Keep up the good work guys!! Even through these hard times.

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mikem
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Looking forward to return visit. The salsas great, the fajitas great and the mescal super great! Reward yourself here!

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PatrickM
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Cauliflower tacos, crazy good and the ceviche was great. The way they serve a flight of mezcal and tequila is fun and so good wish I was in town longer.

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SonjaA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious, but service was H O R R I B L E. Inattentive, snotty, forgetting items, not clearing dishes or refilling water (after being asked repeatedly) for entire meal — then dropping off dessert with no utensils in the middle of the mess ... if you get the server with shaved-head patches and a cobweb tattooed on her forehead, either request a different one or leave!!

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TishR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 will go again. Food, drinks, service and ambiance were the best we experienced in SantaFe.

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vipBravo
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This had great reviews so I was excited to try it. The interior is cute. The staff was very friendly. We had a nice time chatting with the staff and manager, but the food was pretty lack luster. We each had a starter and entree with sides. All were very bland. I even ordered dessert and found the olive oil cake extremely dry. My other meals in Santa Fe were all so good, it made this a disappointment for me.

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TwinCessna
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Nice, calming atmosphere, high-end feel without the high-end prices. Really enjoyed our evening. Nicholas (sp) was our very attentive waiter - excellent service. It was the "perfect place" after a long day on the road getting to Santa Fe. The food was tasty & scrumptious. The margaritas were right on the spot. Highly recommended!

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vipmattd
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with attention to details and local providers. Have anything on their specials.

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vipBrunch
Denver
126 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good here, not great but good. The service was ok- started out pretty slow actually but got better as we progressed. The guacamole was very good and a generous serving we thought. Fajitas and lamb Barbados had good flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table a outside and we had the nicest evening .
We started with ceviche and guacamole with the best chips ever .
We had the blood orange margarita and the Mariposa .
I had the emolados and my friend had the sea bass .
My husband had the tuna tostidatos.
We were very happy with everything.

JM
JessicaM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great food and ambiance. The service was lackluster.

RW
RichardW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had anything I didn’t like! The cocktails superb. Desserts a must.

j
vipjesseharoldkreist
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm afraid I can only fill this space with superlatives of every sort. Consistently great service, delectable drinks and a wide variety of delicious plates that will satisfy everyone from a vegan to a full blown carnivore. That seems like a lot, but this place does things so well, its like being in a metropolitan city on one of the coasts, not in little old Santa Fe. Paloma has been a refreshing addition to our already rich culinary scene and already ranks amongst our top five restaurants. Brilliant.

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trablitz
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dishes.. perfect spice and combinations. I obsessed on the papas fritas! We felt comfortable and safe outdoors and the ambiance was nice along with the temperature. Our server Lily was a sweet heart and we enjoyed our conversation with her.
When back in SF we will return to you.

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Zena
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paloma is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. Food is incredible (we love the ceviche) the servers are super nice and they have our fave cocktail - the Diablo. A must go-to place for foodies!

MA
MARYLOUL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town ! Excellent service and the food is to die for! Such a good ambiance every time me and my family go!:)

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PhilipK
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance. When at Paloma I feel like I’m dining in a Mexican seaside restaurant.
I’ve be been a regular for 2+ years and always look forward to my next visit.
The service is excellent.
The food and drink are excellent.
Paloma is a favorite among the local population as well as Santa Fe’s multitudinous visitor’s. Come to Paloma.

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bettyjameson
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic setting, amazing food carefully curated and made with care. Wonderful cocktail and tequila menu. A true gem.

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