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La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

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2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-247-0990
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, great service, family-owned

I've been going to La Paloma for more years than I want to say. The staff is always very friendly, the service is amazingly fast, and the food is always great. I have probably eaten here over 100 times and have never been disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
MattC12345
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Saratoga, California
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San Jose, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Hi Rudy or Cindy Parker my name is Martin Gonzalez Lemus My wife and my daughter dinned at your restaurant on 02/22/2015 around 5:30 pm They both ordered The Fajitas trio platter but the rice was dead cold the steak over cooked and the shrimp was just boiled on water without any flavor at all My wife kept the left... More 

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Saratoga, California
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've been going to La Paloma for more years than I want to say. The staff is always very friendly, the service is amazingly fast, and the food is always great. I have probably eaten here over 100 times and have never been disappointed.

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Campbell, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have passed LaPaloma for years without trying it. I am glad I finally did.The food was really old school good. I started by ordering a cup of Mexican Meatball Soup. It was so good with a big tender meatball and a fragrant vegetable broth. For my entree I selected the Enchiladas Trio. It consisted of three enchiladas one cheese... More 

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Menlo Park, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We wanted a Mexican restaurant near San Jose (CA) Airport and downtown San Jose, CA, with both veggie and gluten-free dining options. La Paloma's menu has plenty of both. While perhaps not "authentic" Mexican, the food was really tasty and mild enough for one anti-spicy person in our group; the others could add hot sauce at will. Service was prompt... More 

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France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

The ambiance, service, food and price were all average, there is really nothing to recommend this restaurant but then again it wasn't so bad that I wouldńt eat here again if. i had no other choice.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were regulars here for about 8 years and love it. The owners, Rudy and Cindy Parker are great people. When we do go back we always stop in to eat and renew old friendships. The food and service are always first rate. If you don't stop in then you will never know what you are missing.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

First I feel like I need to tell you that I am Mexican and I know what Mexican food is supposed to taste like. Now I can tell you that this was not authentic Mexican food. The food really lacked flavor. Overall, food was very dry, such as the beans and the rice. I was with a party of 8... More 

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Hillsborough, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is just a good local Mexican restaurant in Santa Clara conveniently located on El Camino by San Tomas Expy. There are not that many good restaurants in this section of the Silicon Valley. Having worked in the area, it is a good choice for Mexican. There is a sprinkling of various restaurants along the El Camino real corridor and... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,262 reviews 2,262 reviews
714 restaurant reviews
1,299 helpful votes 1,299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have gone every so often to this Mexican restaurant; service is always friendly and nice. Food is ok. Tonight's guacamole we ordered to go with the chips was stellar. I enjoyed their salmon tostada. Very good. Good Bohemia beer and margaritas.

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Minnesota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were looking forward to having some great Mexican food as I've experienced in the past while visiting California, but unfortunately we chose La Paloma. The food was ok and yes they bring it out really fast (which makes me question how freshly they are really making the food), but I can find just as good Mexican food at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: 408-247-0990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?