Palomino Mexican Restaurant
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
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.
Great food. Wonderful service.
Good service and experience, but just average food. This establishment’s food quality has regretfully slipped over the years.
Always love coming here. Food and drinks are always great
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.
Great food. Server was fine at beginning then turned into a real jerk when we asked for check, for some reason..
Always a good place to get dinner and we go just about every Thursday for the marg specials. Good food and good service.
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.
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.
Super service. Big portions of good food. Hopefully, that will get more parking to accommodate how busy they can get.
One of my favorite places!!
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.
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.
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
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!
Awesome -- as usual -- my favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado --
The food was served quickly and it was very hot. Love the warmed plates! Everything was delicious!
Delicious food and lovely service. The patio was wonderful!
Sorrel was our server. Very attentive and nice. We enjoy going on Margarita night (Thursday) if we can. Having a reservation is recommended.
We are from AZ and love Mexican food. Palomino was a hit and we will be back.
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 ...
The bartender needs to know when to stop drinking.
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.
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!
My favorite restaurant in Northern Colorado ... without exception. Food is great and Elise is a fantastic server/waitress .... love it !
Good service. Food was prepared very quickly. A little noisy if you plan to hold a conversation, but good food for a reasonable price.
Favorite restaurant in Loveland. Will be going back frequently.
one of the BEST restaurants in Northern Colorado - and Elise simply rocks!!
Great! As always!
Casual lunch, not very crowded. Our server was competent 😎
Food was great! Our server Baily was awesome. We'll be back!
The service was great from the mint we walked in until we left! Food, as usual, was very good!
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
Girls at reception were rude and unaccommodating with any requests.
Waitress was great!
Food was excellent as was the service. Noise was very loud, but it was a Friday night so that’s to be expected.
Waitress was very busy
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.
One of our faves. We eat here on a regular basis because it's great food and we can reserve on opentable!
The food is always great & we weren’t disappointed this time. The service is always great. We will be back soon!
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.