Paloma

4.7
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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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vipWeirs
Denver
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels very authentic Santa Fe. We had top shelf margs and 4 appetizers. All were superb. Lovely staff. Great ambience.

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vipfinedining
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once I tasted the roasted chicken, I forgot everything else I had eaten. Superb.

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Andie
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Lately food and service at restaurants around town has been pretty disappointing, but Paloma was a breath of fresh air. Everything, from the super friendly and welcoming staff, to the really delicious food, to the nice ambiance, exceeded my expectations. I’m so happy to have discovered this place; I’ll definitely go back and highly recommend.

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AbbeyO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious. I would highly recommend Paloma to anyone visiting Santa Fe.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to experience the rich flavors and warm vibrant soul of Santa Fe look no father!
Menu was amazing, the chief was inspired and the service was outstanding, thank you Nicolas! Warm electric Vibe that was tantalizing to the pallet, Fresh local ingredients the menu flowed together like a dance, I couldn’t stop ordering ! My recommendation.... TRY EVERYTHING, oh don’t miss out on an impressive mezcal menu!
Simple put Paloma is Santa FE

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place !! Probably the only place I ever want to eat dinner when in Santa Fe. Ceviche was perfection. Yum yum.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped inside we were graciously greeted with smiles from the servers. The ambiance and the interior was fantastic. The bar and the marigolds draped on the Edison lightbulb chandeliers was enchanting. I started with the Marigold Margarita. It did not disappoint. We got the salsa and guacamole appetizer. All the salsa’s were freshly made. Then the sea bass tacos! You have to try,l! We ordered the lamb barbacoa and the lamb special. I recommend getting their desserts as well. We had a baby with us and they all came by to say hello. Not snobby at all. Food and service was phenomenal. It was the highlight of Santa Fe. We are thinking of stopping here again on our way back from our road trip.

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vipkwsf
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe! They've done a great job extending their outside, Covid19 friendly dining and making it festive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Table 52 was a great location. We wanted distancing from others. Waiter was wonderful! Rice was salty .. ick

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JeffreyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a great looking space. The drinks and every part of the meal were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant. You wont go wrong.

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vipquince
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous restaurant in all ways!
The tamarind toddy is perfect for this fall weather amazing flavor combinations!

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Dwagner98
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Paloma! The staff is incredible, everything is so fresh. They usually have specials, but one of the best is crispy sea bass tacos....delicious! Highly recommend!!

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vipNickD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice drinks! Nice spot in Santa Fe and excellent staff. Observing proper safe distancing as well.

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vipSantaFeDreamin
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated inside at first until our table was ready outside as we had outside reservations for 6. The food was delicious however we did have one entrée that was served 20 minutes after the other ones due to a order mix up by the wait person. The wait person took that entrée off the bill and brought some queso while we waited which was nice. When the bill came we paid and added a nice gratuity. We figured out after we left, the gratuity had already been included. So the wait person received a very, very nice gratuity. No one said anything about the gratuity being included for parties of 6. We had a pleasant experience with the exception of the gratuity situation.

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TonyV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Santa Fe. The patio is really nice during this crazy time. Same great food and service as always

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Dave
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Every single dish was fabulous. I'd eat here every week if I could.

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vipRayl
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently some of the best and most innovative cuisine in Santa Fe.

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PamH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved eating on the patio at Paloma. The food was delicious. The service was friendly and well-informed. We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, amazing ambiance - would highly recommend!!!

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Mloregalapa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing, our server made our night!! We took some friends there for their first time and they were very impressed!!

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MHN1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

*slow tequila clap*

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vipDebC
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Our waitress had zero personality and service was slow. The music was too loud.

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PeterS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Margaritas are excellent too!

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TheRtWay
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem. Always great service and food. Try it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I dined here for my 40th Birthday, just a party of 2. Don’t make that mistake. The food is mediocre at best. We finished our salad course and our entrees without our server ever coming back to the table. Overall, just really disappointing.

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vipMichaelC
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Paloma is fighting hard to stay in the SF food mix despite the governor's draconian lockdowns. Their patio is very pleasant and the Mexican inspired food offerings are excellent. House made chips and salsas are great.

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hoosiergal2
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is really a perfect restaurant. A very pleasant, outdoor seating area, knowledgeable wait staff, and great food. The menu isn't big, but I could happily have ordered anything on the menu. We shared the black bean nachos as an appetizer. It works as salad, as well...there is so much fresh lettuce and avocado topping the delicious nachos. The tacos were first rate. We ate here 2 nights during our 5 night in Santa Fe. It's that good.

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vipKatherineS
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Currently, all restaurants in Santa Fe have to seat their patrons outdoors, which leads to a lot of parking lots, sidewalks and alleys being places for restaurant seating. Not their fault, but we were in a parking lot with a lot of road noise and very aggressive flies. Our waiter was terrific, very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was mediocre. We had heard great things about the restaurant's food from friends, but my barbacoa was fatty and had a large amount of gristle it in. We'll give the restaurant one more try when things in Santa Fe are back to normal to see if there is an improvement.

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jefe
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid food, super friendly server and quality tequila to finish off the experience.

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RebeccaB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, we had a great experience! You can tell they put a lot of effort into transforming a driveway into an attractive (albeit slanted!) outdoor dining area. We had the salsa & queso (YUM!), street corn (outstanding!), fish tacos (A+++) and green chili burger (decent but bad bread). The Paloma was a tasty cocktail and the churros were the perfect finish.

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MBinSantaFe
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paloma is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe! The food and drinks are delicious, beautiful, and sophisticated. And Marja is an incredibly gracious host. Thank you for another lovely dinner!

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LauraM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and the setting was lovely. I highly recommend the ceviche and the caesar salad! And the mezcal margarita!

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vipamyfg
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back for sure! The drinks and tacos were outstanding!!! Service excellent. Good social distancing and back patio with plenty of shaded spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
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.

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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
23 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.

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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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bettyjameson
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful.

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Paloma is rated 4.7 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.