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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Not the best I've ever had

I really want to like this place since the location is very convenient for us. But they just lack good flavor and heat in their dishes. Their margarita's aren't very good either. The staff is very friendly. But I really don't see us visiting anytime soon.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
rcjetskier
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really want to like this place since the location is very convenient for us. But they just lack good flavor and heat in their dishes. Their margarita's aren't very good either. The staff is very friendly. But I really don't see us visiting anytime soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I ordered the chicken picado (also avail in steak $2 more). I'm not a fan of spicy food, but I figured I'd order this meal even though it's made with jalapeños. Could be made with more flavor overall, but I found the meal to be delicious. The green pepper & onion mix and side of guacamole added lots of flavor.... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were at the local hospital and wanted some Mexican food. We ordered Enchiladas to go. The turn around was quick.. Food was delicious.

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San Jose, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Turned out to be nice place with good food . Monday's are kids free meal for under 11. Which for me is great . Prices are reasonable . We had buffalo wings , grilled chicken sizzles and super burrito bowl . Liked all the dishes . Will surely go back .

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Des Moines, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very friendly and busy restaurant. The food was good but nothing special. Dri ks were good, and the waiter sold me on a vranberry msrgar

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San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was busy so service was slow and food was ok. Hard to find parking luckily we have handicap placard.

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San Jose, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?