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505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #66 of 1,721 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: European, French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
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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144 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Boston, MA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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108 reviews 108 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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West Covina, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I get to spend a week in cinci every year for a conference and this place saves the week. We go to watch NBA playoffs, unwind and just enjoy their Mojitos. Staff is attentive and food is usually very good. It's withing walking distance of all the major hotels so it is very easy to walk back to your hotel.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My mom and I had appetizer/small plate coupons, so we decided to check it out. We ended up sitting at the bar and checking out their happy hour menu. I ordered the brussel sprouts and they were fantastically delicious! They had great flavor and were cooked to the perfect texture. My mom ordered a pizza. It's a pretty decent size... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This location is awesome! Great views of Fountain Square no matter where you are seated. The waiter was fantastic. He was attentive and not afraid to make recommendations. The pizza was o.k. The scallops and salmon were very good. The salads were fantastic. Reasonable priced cuisine for the location. Recommend!

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at the bar tonight. The service could not be any better by Brian, Alicia and Nikki. The other servers are are also great to converse with. The food is consistently good and the drinks are superb. There is not much better of a restaurant in downtown Cincinnati!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was my first dining experience in downtown Cincinnati and it was pleasant. Most of it thanks to great company and Michael:a great server. Had a good command of the menu and was helpful and honest about the choices. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Our reservation was made for 2 but we were pleasantly accommodated when 3 of us showed up. My... More

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