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Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering

5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265 (Alamo Heights)
(210) 822-6151
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Ranked #46 of 4,043 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Alamo Heights
Cross street: Austin Highway
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.
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Discovery Bay, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We viewed some of the mixed reviews with trepidation, but decided the good reviews we're worth checking PB out. WOW! We we're thrilled. We live in CA and love Mex food - this was one of the very best we have visited (there we're 5 of us - and we all ordered different dishes - all fabulous). We we're seated... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great ambiance! Nestled in a shopping strip on Broadway, they make the best rice and beans. No fillers like frozen veggies in the rice and no big bacon pieces or fillers in my beans. Great tasting fajitas and enchiladas. Margaritas are also good- go with the 09 and you'll only need one! Avoid the house margaritas as they taste mostly... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant. Excellent food, but the Pablano soup is the best I have ever tasted. Rich, creamy with just the right amount of kick! Order a bowl along with the "O" Niner margarita. Pure perfection

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Savannah, Georgia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I’ve dined here multiple times because they have a menu for celiacs. The food is always delicious, hot, and authentic. However, I get sick EVERY time I go here. They should not advertise a menu for celiac if they do not follow kitchen prep practices to keep us safe.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have been to this location on numerous occasions and have never had a bad meal. They have a wonderful selection of Mexican food from the expected to a little less expected selections. During my last visit, I selected the tacos al pastor from the appetizer section. This was plenty for a meal. It was fantastic! The prices are a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The restaurants appearance did not match quality of food . The food was unauthentic Mexican for a hefty price . I would have rather gone to Taco Bell .

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Montgomery, Texas
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263 reviews 263 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Four of us really enjoyed our dinner. Started with really great margaritas. Dinner was two pork tenderloin specials, fajitas and chicken enchiladas. The service was super and a very nice restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

By far the best margaritas in San Antonio, and arguably the best in the Lone Star State! Paloma Blanca has quite a variety of margaritas to choose from, so it shouldn't be hard to find a favorite for yourself. I don't even like Tequila, but my mouth starts to drool when I think of the "09 er". If you want... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Paloma Blanca has a gluten free menu that is the best I have found. They are very careful to insure there is no cross contamination. You don't miss out on any of the wonderful flavors found on their regular menu, it is all there without the gluten. I actually like the gluten free tortilla chips better.

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Toronto
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

After reading other reviews, we were expecting a slightly better meal than we received. We had the luncheon special beef enchiladas. They were fine but nothing special: ground meat instead of shredded, bland spicing, typical sauce. The place is very attractive and the service was great.

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