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Palomino Mexican Restaurant, Loveland, CO

Palomino Mexican Restaurant

4.3
4.3
150 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
**COVID 19 UPDATE**
Due to limited occupancy to allow social distancing your reservation will reserve your table for an allotted amount of time. Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 15 minutes for parties up to 4; and 1 hour and 30 minutes for parties of 6 or more. Please remember a face mask is required to enter the building and while you are up and walking around.

Welcome to Palomino! We invite you to indulge your senses with some of the best, fresh from scratch authentic and healthy Mexican food that northern Colorado has to offer. Whether you live in Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Greeley or Evans, we offer catering service when you need us to come to you and our full menu "To Go" for your convenience.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 292-8690

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Loveland

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Mexican

  • Fort Collins

    Best Food

  • Fort Collins

    Best Value

  • Fort Collins

    Good for Groups

  • Fort Collins

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fort Collins

    Outdoor Dining

  • Fort Collins

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had tickets to an event nearby that started at 8:00. Our reservation was for 6:45. We got there a little early and were seated early. Waited 15 mins at the table before being acknowledged by the waitstaff despite sitting right in front of one of their stands. Ordered drinks and meals at the same time hoping to save a little time. Waited another 15 mins for drinks and 35 mins for meals. We ate and paid the bill inside 10 mins. Takeaways for the owners/management 1. Palominos is one of my favorite restaurants in the area so it took a lot of dissatisfaction to write a review 2. Hostess and waitstaff were doing to best they could given the circumstances 3. Bar staff was slow to fill orders and likely cost you at least one more round of drinks from our table as well as the one next to us 4. The meal itself was good and served at the correct temp but should not have taken 35 mins to deliver (again the speed of the service was horrible). 5. Our table was 2 people but similar comments were heard from the 2 adjacent tables (one was a 4 top and the other a 6 top)
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday, meal was great and desert was scrumptious and “free”
  3. TW

    TrishW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and love that reservations are taken!!
  4. JA

    JoAnnB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place! Will eat there again. The help were very pleasant and did their job with a beautiful smile!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good. Service was great.
  6. FC

    FoCOGuy

    Denver

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This Tex-Mex restaurant is part of a local chain of different venues, all organized around a Mexican theme. This venue is like Chi-Chi's used to be. Of course, it's loud for some when it's crowded, but that's part of eating in places like this. The service was excellent; our server followed our lead and didn't rush us. The extensive menu was what you would expect from a restaurant like this, and the quality was better than its peers. The salsa used with the welcome tortilla chips was a bit spicy, surprisingly so for an item not so labeled. My partner had the tequila lime chicken, and I tried the carnitas chimichangas; both were tasty. Unfortunately, the fried ice cream wasn't as excellent as I would have liked, so I won't order it again.
  7. M

    Mike

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food wasn’t awesome. It’s so different from what we are used to I wondered if they had a new chef. We had guests with us. Very disappointed. Probably won’t return.
  8. RM

    RockyM

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mexican food. Ambiance was exceptional. Staff was extremely helpful in a good way.
  9. TS

    TedS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Too expensive
  11. SN

    SisN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food - good service. Seated promptly on a Friday night.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated quickly. Great service. Great atmosphere.
  13. s

    steveb

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our server was great. I ordered a steak to be cooked medium, it came to me burned crisp. I had our server take it back and bring me another. The second steak was more like medium but tasted bad. I couldn't eat it. Special Thursday margarita and sangria swirl prices have doubled in the past year. My wife's sangria swirl didn't look and taste as they normally do. Our meals were nearly cold when they arrived. We have patronized this restaurant for several years but last night was our last visit.
  14. L

    Laurie

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, and wonderful service in a time when great service is sometimes hard to get!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Had the combo 4 and was not good compared to previous times tamales was rock hard on the bottom, very dry . The chilirelleno was cooked in an egg roll wrap vs battered fried like I experienced before very bland and dry . It felt like the food came out of a warming tray ….disappointing to say the least
  16. JG

    JasonG

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good birthday lunch. Great, drinks, food, and service.
  17. SS

    ScottS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing dinner at my favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dinner
  19. D

    Dream

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    I was very disappointed. Read the reviews before visiting and I am surprised at how false they were. The food is awful. Extremely Americanized. Cheddar cheese…really? Also, the margaritas were out of a machine and you can tell. Best thing was the chips and salsa. Service was great though! I feel bad for the employees because the food made me not want to come back EVER. Soooo still on the hunt for a decent Mexican spot.
  20. K

    Korky

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The north room had two large groups and it was very noisy. Maybe some soundproofing could help. Great waitress!
  21. PL

    PastaLover

    Denver

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good time at the bar for Happy Hour. It was busy for sure, but the staff was doing its best to keep up with the crowd. We'll be back.
  22. PL

    PastaLover

    Denver

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visited for Happy Hour and found the drink and food specials to be good values. The portions were ok and the service from the bartenders was first rate.
  23. SS

    ScottS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in Northern Colorado -- and Elyse is an amazing server!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious… I had the open faced chili replenish and a sangria margarita swirl and it was so refreshing. Highly recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. High quality mexican food. Salsa is great.
  26. GS

    GwenS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was great food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have date night every Friday night, our server was great she made the night very enjoyable. Food was great.
  29. RB

    RonB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! The best Mexican food I have had and I’m from California.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was pretty busy, as usual. They got us a table promptly and our waiter was very nice. She got us everything we asked for. The food was hot and very good. The margs were just ok. We’ll be back!
  31. AS

    AshleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food and service. Prices seem to fit the abbot of food you get.
  32. KG

    KaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for our date night before a concert at Budweiser! I had made a reservation and they were very accommodating! They were sooo busy and our waitress was a little overwhelmed but she found us another server to lessen her load, the next server we got was on top of it too! Food came quick even with how busy! Excellent president marg! Foood was so yummy! Was pretty impressed even with how slammed they were! Keep up the great work!
  33. AL

    AmyLucks

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great dinner and good service. Will be back.
  34. SS

    ScottS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado -- hands down ;-) -- and Elyse is an amazing waitress .... thanks for another great meal ;-)
  35. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our second trip to Palomino - excellent food!!!! Tamales are the best anywhere in this area. Only one little hitch - you have a waitress who is very nice and did her job but has cutesy nicknames for more mature people. Not cute!!!
  36. JB

    JudeBonner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Stacy, atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. Food was great although a little pricey.
  37. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I think the restaurant was caught off guard with all the different venues going on in the area around and the staff seemed to be a bit overwhelmed. But you have to give the A for effort because they were really trying hard. The food was great - ordered flautas but they were out so we went with Taquitos - outstanding! I would go back just for those. I had alla carte 2 tamales and a beef enchilada - the tamales are absolutely fantastic and the best in this entire region but the beef enchilada I didn't eat - too bland. Husband had a combination with tamale, relleno and enchilada. He agreed about the enchilada but loved the tamale and relleno. I think the thing with the enchilada is we always get shredded beef and these are made with ground beef. We will defiinitely go back - the food was great and we always never judge a restaurant we have never been to before by a single event. Even with the huge crowd the servers were all cheerful and smiling.
  38. G

    Gatorgirl2002

    Central Texas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food. Wonderful service.
  39. T

    Tony

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good service and experience, but just average food. This establishment’s food quality has regretfully slipped over the years.
  40. DF

    DianaF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love coming here. Food and drinks are always great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Palomino Mexican Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 292-8690.

Palomino Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Palomino Mexican Restaurant

6190 E Crossroads Blvd, Loveland, CO 80538

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Loveland

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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