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“Excellent food, nice environment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering

Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering
5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265 (Alamo Heights)
(210) 822-6151
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Ranked #119 of 4,137 Restaurants in San Antonio
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.
San Antonio, TX
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
“Excellent food, nice environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was recently re-introduced to this restaurant. The enchildas verdes were some of the best I've had in San Antonio! Very flavorful. Excellent & very friendly service during lunch on a Friday, which is almost always a very busy time. Will be back soon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food is great- lighter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We were here for a Christmas party so service was really good. The food is great, almost a lighter/ healthier kind of Mexican food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Paloma Blanca is a place I wish I knew about when I did not live in San Antonio. The food is amazing, the venue is perfect and it's in a great neighborhood just Northeast of downtown. I say skip the touristy spots and head to Paloma Blanca for great food AND spot-on drinks.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nasty, Blood on the table”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Food was good, severice O.K. Bad news at some point near the end of our stay, I noticed blood drops on our table! After checking our hands noticed more blood on the floor AND the rim of my water class. I pointed this out to the waiter who acknowledeged he had cut his hand. I told him he need to shut down out section and clean with bleach, but he simply wiped the table with a napkin. Human blood is a Pathogen and requires a specific clean up procedure. I was shocked at the lack of intrest. The manager did not even get involved. Will never step foot there again. Who know what else goes on where we can't see.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boerne, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Margaritas, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Went with my husband for a rare date night out. Unfortunately, the poor service and loud atmosphere left us with a feeling we were nothing but a table to be turned. We ordered a special tamarindo margarita, which was exceptional, more like one we would prepare at home with our own fresh ingredient than one we'd get in a restaurant. Otherwise, food came out too fast, was overcooked, and waiter was nowhere to be found when we needed him. Next time, we'll try one of the other hundreds of Mexican restaurants in SA who won't treat us like a number.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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