Palomino Mexican Restaurant

4.8
93 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 93 people are saying
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner as usual -- love the food and the speciality margaritas -- I love this restaurant -- one of my favorites in Colorado and it is right down the road ...

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The bartender needs to know when to stop drinking.

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TanaL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Palomino was a good, but not great, choice for dinner. I ordered chili rellenos with green chili and got red chili instead. While tasty, it wasn’t what I ordered. My husband’s chicken chipotle pasta was a great choice for him; it was delicious. Our dessert of kahlua mud pie was missing the kahlua and was nothing more than vanilla ice cream in an Oreo crust. It was okay but not stellar. There are better Mexican restaurants in the Loveland/Windsor area.

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! I made my reservation before I left my house therefore we had a short wait instead of a 35 min!

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ScottS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado ... without exception. Food is great and Elise is a fantastic server/waitress .... love it !

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Tanman
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good service. Food was prepared very quickly. A little noisy if you plan to hold a conversation, but good food for a reasonable price.

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TedS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Loveland. Will be going back frequently.

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ScottS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the BEST restaurants in Northern Colorado - and Elise simply rocks!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always!

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vipFoCOGuy
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Casual lunch, not very crowded. Our server was competent 😎

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DianeD
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our server Baily was awesome. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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KellyO
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from the mint we walked in until we left! Food, as usual, was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very busy but with the reservation they sat us right away and it made life super easy. The food was absolutely delicious. I recommend the enchiladas

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vip1supreme
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Girls at reception were rude and unaccommodating with any requests.
Waitress was great!

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TimA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as was the service. Noise was very loud, but it was a Friday night so that’s to be expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waitress was very busy

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PatKat
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been twice now and really LOVE the food. The Nachos are great because of the shredded beef and all the extras like sour cream and Guacamole. I've tried the margarita flight and love the Palamino and the Presidente Margaritas. We have ordered the Chimichanga, the a couple of the combination plates. I really liked the Number 4 with the relleno, the tamale and the beef enchilada. Great service and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our faves. We eat here on a regular basis because it's great food and we can reserve on opentable!

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RogerW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great & we weren’t disappointed this time. The service is always great. We will be back soon!

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MickeyA
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. First time there, definitely will be back

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DebbieV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Mexican place. The food is amazingly delicious! And the service is top notch.

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MeridithB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I made reservations for the bar. 20 minutes after reservation time we were seated in the dining room, right inside the door. The noise level was unreasonably loud. Service, food and drinks though excellent as usual.

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JodyM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great as always! Been a customer since it opened.

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ScottS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food -- wish we had Elise as waitress -- our waiter was not very good

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Korky
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A favorite of mine. Staff very friendly and food was great.

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RandyM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at Palomino. My favorite is the Beef & Bean Chimichanga. It's topped with green chili and has rice and beans. It's always been good. The fresh hot chips and salsa is great also. On Happy hour you can get a 1/2 order of bean & cheese dip for less than $2. I've also had the carnitas with rice and beans which is also excellent. Our son likes the El Gordo burrito. He usually only eats 1/2 of it and takes the other half home. He's 38. Thursday night is 1.99 margarita or Sangria. Both are very good. Service is always excellent. This is one of our favorite places to eat in the Windsor area.

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MattT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

My burrito was barely warm. Usually the plates are hot mine was not. No beans and rice comes with the meal. My wife got nacho platter and she was like Eh. The chips and salsa that was brought to table were excellent. And the waitress was very nice.

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Kacey
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to reserve on Open Table. Seated right away, a booth just as requested. Our server Don was excellent, made suggestions and met our every need promptly and cheerfully. Best menu, best food in the area - and there’s a lot of competition. We come often, have also hosted several family gatherings here.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our server did not greet us for 10-15 minutes after being sat. She complained about being at work since 10am and was short and rude with us. She forgot to enter an item so one person in our party did not get his food with the rest of us. The food was sub par. I did not eat my taco as the shredded beef looked gray to me. When we asked for our bill she said she messed up the bills and needed more time to fix it. After about 20 minutes of waiting for our check, my husband got up and found her and said we weren’t going to wait any longer and wanted our check now. She came over to our table and told us to leave. So we did. We will never be back to any of their locations.

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MargoM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server who was prompt at every turn. Great Carne Asada and well crafted cocktails! Margaritas of course!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Elyse is exceptional. Our server, a guy who normally runs food, was great.

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BradR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience! Initially I called the restaurant, then decide to use Open table. Got a table an hour earlier.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was pretty good. The queso was a great start and the guac was fantastic. Girlfriend ordered a marg, which was also incredibly tasty. Servers were very friendly as well. I’d definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Don't get the fried ice cream. Mine was separated a full half inch-inch from the shell and ice cream. My gf and I couldn't tell if the topping was whipped cream or marshmallow based on the liquid consistency just dumped on top of the ice cream. Taste was meh, presentation was awful.

The rest of the food was good! Only complaint was the fried ice cream.

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DaveZ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Seafood enchiladas were just average. Black beans would be an improvement over brown. Rice is rice. The meal was just okay. I did love the salsa and chips.

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DianaF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this place and always keep coming back. Love the food. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Elyse, is simply outstanding! The server, Jessicia,did a fantastic job.

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JohnG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The house margaritas are not as good as they were a year or so ago.
Everything else is great 👍

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MeridithB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, refreshing margaritas and friendly service.

FAQs

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

Palomino Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 93 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.