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Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering

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$$$
Alamo Heights
Mexican, Southwestern
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5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265 (Austin Highway)
(210) 822-6151
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Since 1997, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine has become well-known for...
Since 1997, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine has become well-known for offering much more than traditional "Tex-Mex" fare. Tempting offerings include items as varied as grilled snapper, enchiladas verdes, pozole soup, hand made flautas and tacos al pastor. For margaritas by a cool fountain, a relaxing dinner on the terrace or appetizers in our hacienda-style dining rooms, Paloma Blanca invites you to enjoy our autentico brand of Mexican cuisine and hospitality.
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food to die for!!

Went here with family following Air Force graduation. Party of seven seated promptly, as well as waitress coming to take drink and appetizer orders. Food served quickly and was incredible! I had the enchiladas divorciadas, and my wife (who is very picky) had the beef enchilada and enjoyed it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
fireguy1989
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Vernon, Vermont
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Vernon, Vermont
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with family following Air Force graduation. Party of seven seated promptly, as well as waitress coming to take drink and appetizer orders. Food served quickly and was incredible! I had the enchiladas divorciadas, and my wife (who is very picky) had the beef enchilada and enjoyed it immensely!

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San Antonio, Texas
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135 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is decent, but the service is terribly slow. It was not the least bit crowded, but it took forever for our meal to be served. Did not care for the chips, but the green enchiladas were good.Too many better choices in SA to return.

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Thank truetexangurl
Abilene, Texas
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had made reservations here upon the recommendation of friends who live in San Antonio when I inquired about a good place to have my daughters birthday lunch. The food was average at best, the chips and hot sauce were below average. I would recommend the guacamole . I had ordered a birthday cake prior to our arrival, I was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We tried to eat here. Party of 5 on a busy December afternoon. We were told it would be 55 minutes. A very exact number that we were hoping was over estimated. After one hour of waiting we inquired and we were told it would be an additional hour. Who does that to folks?? Baiting and switching and making you... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to enjoy this restaurant due to the ambiance and western but also modern decor. Pictures here are deceiving unfortunately. I came here with the boyfriend and his brother for a late night dinner. It was mostly empty except a few tables. The waiter was cordial and there was live music from a solo guitar act down in... More 

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Thank TravelingLady86
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This was very good food for such a large crowd. It was very organized and festive. The only thing is it was night time and was difficult to see and find. Atmosphere was very pleasant and everyone seemed to be having a great time in all of the restaurant.

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Thank Yolanda F
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Oooh-- delicious cocktails, chiles rellenos, tacos, and guac... Great meals and so enjoyed sitting out on the patio. We came in early with children and they were very accommodating of us and our needs. Would absolutely go back-- I can tell it would be even more fun without the kiddos in tow!

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Thank Caren O
Hanoi, Vietnam
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for 10 years, one of the best in SA... Best margaritas in SA and for that matter Texas. The cevichi is excellent and is a great appetizer. On the weekends they have live music and happy hour is 4 to 6.

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California, MD
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We had a family dinner at Paloma Blanca when I arrived in San Antonio from the DC area. We picked a restaurant at random and it turned out well. We enjoyed the guac and the food and my chile relleno was delicious. But what really stood out was the service. I wish I'd gotten the name of our server -... More 

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Thank Laurie S
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is not your stereotypical riverwalk tex-mex touristy food. The words that come to mind when describing the food is rustic and original. They can make you guacamole by hand at your table and tastes amazing. The margaritas here are some of the best in the city. The wait staff is friendly and patient. Love this place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265
    (Austin Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Alamo Heights
  • Neighborhood: Alamo Heights
  • Phone Number: (210) 822-6151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Since 1997, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine has become well-known for offering much more than traditional "Tex-Mex" fare. Tempting offerings include items as varied as grilled snapper, enchiladas verdes, pozole soup, hand made flautas and tacos al pastor. For margaritas by a cool fountain, a relaxing dinner on the terrace or appetizers in our hacienda-style dining rooms, Paloma Blanca invites you to enjoy our autentico brand of Mexican cuisine and hospitality.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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