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La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Ranked #50 of 366 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Price range: $10 - $20
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
Cuisines: Mexican
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Menlo Park, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 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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1,901 reviews 1,901 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
1,130 helpful votes 1,130 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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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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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We originally found out about this restaurant thanks to a Groupon deal last year. Since then it has been one of our favorite Mexican restaurants to visit. The service is very good and the staff is very attentive to anything you need. After we placed our order, we had our margaritas in under 5 minutes and our food in less... More 

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Palm City
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

La Paloma is an excellent Mexican restaurant. We had a groupon which helped, but it would have been worthwhile without it. The Food was freshly prepared and the service was excellent. The chicken burrito and chips and salsa were both very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I heard about this place on groupon..and even though I did not use it I found the place ok on the inside..typical Mexican motife, food was 4 out of 5 and the service really good although it was not super busy..the wait staff helped each other out so if I needed something their attitudes were great. I would come back... More 

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Additional Information about La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408-247-0990
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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