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La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-247-0990
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Ranked #43 of 362 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Price range: $10 - $20
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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1,319 reviews 1,319 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
863 helpful votes 863 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Santa Clara, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place has been around for a ferw decades now and it's obvious why - the food is very doo, tasty Mexican cuisine, the service is prompt and courteous, the prices are fair and moderate, the restauarnt is a realxing, the Margaritas are top notch, quirky atrmoshpere and the overall experience is just great if your looking for value and... More

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Santa Clara, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I always like to go here, the atmosphere is modern and decedent. The service is normally pretty speedy, and the food is pretty good. What I mean by pretty good, is... I was expecting more of a wow factor considering the atmosphere. Defiantly has the authentic feel to the place. But the food is up to par, what you would... More

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