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La Paloma

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195 Newport Ave, Quincy, MA 02170
+1 617-773-0512
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

Good Mexican food at a reasonable price in a restaurant that feels like you are in Mexico. There are usually some specials, Thursday night special is great. Bartenders make great margaritas. Service is fast, food is good, staff is friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Squantum, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there coz my wife wanted to have some sizzling fajitas and I wanted to try this place as opposed to our regularMexican chain( drink) Margaritas were good but nothing beyond that was appreciable. Regretted the bill I paid. Would never go back.

Thank Abhinav B
Squantum, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Good Mexican food at a reasonable price in a restaurant that feels like you are in Mexico. There are usually some specials, Thursday night special is great. Bartenders make great margaritas. Service is fast, food is good, staff is friendly.

Thank Smaartone
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The food is prepared from scratch and is consistently good. Check out the specials as they are always good. Large portions are served so chances are you'll have take home for a meal the next day.

Thank Gorditos
El Dorado, Arkansas
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94 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I was stunned at how this restaurant had changed since our last visit..Perhaps I ordered the wrong food on this visit because what I ordered was hardly edible....My wife experienced the same thing even though she ordered something different from me....

Thank Donald C
Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We had lunch at La Paloma. They do portray themseleves as a Mexican restaurant whereas they are more Mexican-American. The food we had (I had a Southwest Chicken Wrap, my husband had chicken tacos) we good but nothing special. Prices were a little high for a lunch Mexican joint.

Thank claude_monnier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Great Mexican food. Host is always wonderful. Margaritas crisp. Our favorite is the chile con queso, chips, and salsa. La Paloma has great fajitas - chicken, steak, shrimp - they're all great. The rice is a little bland but everything else is packed with flavor. There is a reason why their slogan is "simply the best mex."

Thank Matthew P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite places for Mexican food in our area. There aren't many Mexican fare options in the South Shore communities. The food is typically fresh and flavorful; service is frindly and prices are reasonable.

Thank ThinkingOutLoud
Boston, MA
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My friends and I went to La Paloma on a Tuesday night. While the food was average (I think Acapulco in Quincy or Norwood is better and more authentic), the service was disappointing. The server took a while to get to our table and then she forgot our appetizers. When it came to paying our check, we had to look... More 

Thank caroline1600
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

It's not TX or CA good, but for New England it is darn good. My wife usually gets the tostadas and loved them. It is in a strip mall but don't let that deter you.

Briantree, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't let the strip mall location fool you, this place is awesome. I come here often with my daughter as it is one of her favorite places. the food is always good, always fresh and plentiful. Usually we encounter a short wait, less the 15 minutes, but it is worth the wait.

Thank eddier02184

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 195 Newport Ave, Quincy, MA 02170
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
  • Phone Number: +1 617-773-0512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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