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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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Today
11:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 86
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    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
On the verge of greatness...

Went early on a Friday night, with no reservation, waited just enough time to order a drink have 2 sips and our table was ready. The 09' Margarita is pretty powerful. (09' is the last 2 numbers of the zip code) Wonderful service throughout the meal. We started with the Guacamole Olmeca made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
boingo_tx3270
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Went early on a Friday night, with no reservation, waited just enough time to order a drink have 2 sips and our table was ready. The 09' Margarita is pretty powerful. (09' is the last 2 numbers of the zip code) Wonderful service throughout the meal. We started with the Guacamole Olmeca made tableside (very creamy and tasty). My wife... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had dinner with family tonight and the whole experience was great. A tad pricey, but all things considered it was worth it. The shrimp cocktail was good, and the portion of shrimp was generous. A nice dinner out. Lan to make a reservation, as it's a popular place.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My first stop each time I go to San Antonio... lunch!!! Everything about the place is great from the ambiance to the food and staff. It's a must stop with a long, long time friend when I fly out to visit. Best lunch menu.. great deserts too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a long standing tradition in San Antonio a city well known for its Mexican food. The building is fantastic and I would strongly recommend sitting in the patio. The food is Mexican not tex met and there is a difference. Service was very attentive our waiter Adam did. A great job of giving us time to enjoy the... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A very popular restaurant. We went on a very busy Friday night and sat outside rather than wait 45 minutes. The outside courtyard was very attractive and would have been excellent if we had arrived after the afternoon heat subsided a little more, but all things considered, a pleasant seating area. Our server was great, attentive and very friendly. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I love eating here for lunch or dinner so I thought I would give breakfast a try. They only have four dishes to order for breakfast and my chilaquiles were cold when I got them. The fresh squeezed juice was delicious and the service was great. But I can eat cold eggs at home. Definitely go for dinner but not... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We Texans judge our Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurants initially by two things: chips and sauza and margaritas. This restaurant passes both tests. Chips were ok. They served two sauzas; a slightly smoky/spicy and a tomatoey/mild sauza. I liked the smoky/spicy one. The traditional margarita (rocks with salt) was good, but not the best I've ever had. Others at the table had enchiladas... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visit San Antonio once a year. We usually eat at Henry's Puffy Tacos, but this time we wanted to try another restuarant. After careful researching reviews, I found this place. It was well worth my time, it was amazing delicious. I had the chiles rellenos they came with side of beans and rice. The beans and rice amazingly good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

An excellent Margarita, with salt, on the rocks. The appetizer was chicken nachos with guacamole; nice flavor and texture. Asked for and received the spicier salsa to go with my dinner, a nice meal of traditional beef enchiladas, rice and beans. The ground beef was littered with small potato pieces, technically "Piccadillo" in some areas of the country. Excellent flavor.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place always seems like a party. you can meet friends and enjoy the patio on a nice day. I love the shrimp quesadilla. Paloma Blanca has the best salsa. They bring 2 kinds of salsa to the table, I like the roasted salsa best. You can call in an order and pick it up in the back.

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Additional Information about Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering

Address: 5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265
Phone Number: (210) 822-6151
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Alamo Heights
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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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, Families with children, Doing business, 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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