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505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #64 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: European, French, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: 5th
Description: Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.
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75% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Loveland, Ohio, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We dined at Palomino during restaurant week. The deal included 3 courses and a glass of house wine for $35. Our table overlooked Fountain Square, so it was scenic. The portobella mushroom soup and the Maytag blue cheese and bacon salad were both delicious. After a bit of a wait, we were informed that one of our entrees came out... More

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a wonderful restaurant. We went with a group of friends. I had never been to this restaurant before and was very pleasantly surprised. Service was excellent, the food was very good and the staff was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

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Long Island, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great location in downtown Cincinnati across from Fountain Square, great place to met after work, or to take a break from shopping !

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great deals & delicious food! After four times of staying in downtown Cincy, this was only my first time eating/drinking here. (How did that happen?) I will be back! (...part of the AP crew.)

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Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The staff was very efficient and friendly. They allowed changes to decrease some of the eclectic favor of their foods. This is great for those of us who like certain foods but can't tolerate certain flavors

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Boston, MA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Interesting cuisine at fair prices. I think it's a very good restaurant - great service and very good food. But you can get better Italian across the street at Via Vite. Still, Palomino is very good in its own right.

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Seattle Wa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Palomino's has a great Happy Hour menu that for under $20 will leave you content. They have a good selection of beers and food items to chose from.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The view - Incredible The food- To die for The staff- Friendly and accommodating I ate here for one of their murder mystery dinners. They had part of the restaurant blocked off so it had an intimate feel. The murder mystery was very cool even though we sat towards the back of the restaurant they made sure everyone was interactive... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Dined here pre-show last night. They were very accommodating about our need to be on time for "Phantom". The food was prepared with fresh ingredients, and delicious in every way, from appetizer, to salad and entrees. Our server was friendly and efficient. Great views looking down on the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Fountain Square. The only hitch was that... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We go to Palomino's once a year and are never disappointed. The food is always great (don't miss the waffle fries with Gorgonzola sauce as an appetizer!) and the service is very attentive. It overlooks Fountain Square and is very centrally located, perfect for walking around. We always opt for a table in the bar area, it's a little more... More

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