Palomino Mexican Restaurant

4.4
113 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 113 people are saying
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vipFoodie
Denver
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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vipGatorgirl2002
Central Texas
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
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.

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DianaF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love coming here. Food and drinks are always great

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Ford
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

On the positive side, they take reservations. And the food was okay. But the server didn't understand the menu and misled us about ordering vegetarian. He said to only order if something had the "V" by it, but it turned out that was just meat dishes that had a vegetarian option. I didn't really like my meal and would much rather have had what I initially planned to order. The margarita was neon green and just okay. I know places are understaffed, but the waiter would disappear for long stretches of time, making it difficult to order or ask for a water refill. If he'd at least given us a heads up, that would have helped.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Server was fine at beginning then turned into a real jerk when we asked for check, for some reason..

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good place to get dinner and we go just about every Thursday for the marg specials. Good food and good service.

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CatG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated and waited on quickly. We had our food faster than we've gotten through some drive-thrus. Everything was hot and taste and staff was friendly.

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SarahD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food has been better in previous visits. I got the fajitas with steak, chicken, and shrimp. The shrimp were very small and the steak was over cooked. My husband got the chili lime tacos and they were "ok". He says "they need a little love". His white rice was good. The margaritas were not up to par with how they have been in the past. Not well made, flavor was off. I have eaten there before and really liked it, so will try again in the future.

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FeliciaK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service. Big portions of good food. Hopefully, that will get more parking to accommodate how busy they can get.

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TedS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places!!

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vipFoCOGuy
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We visit this restaurant several times a year. We have had good experiences in the past, so we won't allow this one less-than-stellar visit to drive us away. We were greeted and seated promptly - on a wet table and benches! We alerted the hostess and the Manager showed up with a wet towel to complete the job. The table and benches remained wet; the Manager used paper napkins to attempt to finish the job.

We found food on one of the laminated menus.

The service time was much slower than has been our experience; we thought the staffing level was low. Our server appeared to be the only person handling a set of booths and a large room beyond the partition.

Our drinks required fifteen minutes for delivery. The entrées arrived much more quickly after we ordered them. They were prepared appropriately and didn't seem to have spent a lot of time under heat lamps.

This is a small local chain and we prefer to patronize local restaurants if possible. As noted, we won't allow this hiccup to drive us away.

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vipJoJo
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I know restaurants are very short staffed, so I try to be forgiving. But I ordered a canned seltzer, was served the wrong flavor, and didn't get a glass. Just the can. Then, my tacos were completely dry. The slaw was not dressed and the sauce missing. I didn't special order, it just wasn't made properly. No apology, no offer to make it right. One item we ordered never appeared. Because the server was busy, our meals were nearly gone before she checked on us. Just a shame, I've had better here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Made reservations 2 days in advance for patio, and were asked to sit inside because of no availability on the patio. Not even given the option to wait for an available outside table

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JCMCDM
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was great. Always good food and service. We tried new dishes and they were very good. The chili rellenos were very good and our favorite is the spicy cucumber margarita. One of our favorite places!

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ScottS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome -- as usual -- my favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado --

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was served quickly and it was very hot. Love the warmed plates! Everything was delicious!

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kellycris
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely service. The patio was wonderful!

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GaylenW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sorrel was our server. Very attentive and nice. We enjoy going on Margarita night (Thursday) if we can. Having a reservation is recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from AZ and love Mexican food. Palomino was a hit and we will be back.

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ScottS
Denver
8 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
8 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Loveland. Will be going back frequently.

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ScottS
Denver
8 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
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always!

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vipFoCOGuy
Denver
62 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
3 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
35 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
3 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!

FAQs

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

Palomino Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 113 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.