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La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

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2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4057
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Clara, California
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

went for lunch last week with my wife. - lot of sitting spce, average ambience - courteus waiters and front staff, no doubt, good feel - v r vegetarians, our 2 dishes were good not too enthused to go again but wont mind checking out again in few months,

Thank M S
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant while visiting Santa Clara for the weekend. We'd seen the good reviews and gave it a try. It was very busy and the parking is very limited, but we did get a space. There was a wait, but after waiting for a very long time, we noticed everyone that had come in after us had been... More 

Thank kayokayo
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The staff is very friendly, and the prices are reasonable. The food is good, but nothing extraordinary. The door seems outdated, but the restaurant is clean and the service is excellent. I will eat here again, however the parking is limited so iwould advise going early!

Thank Karen P
Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The service was very good but the food was so so - unflavor nothing special or memorable - average is high. price is higher for what we got but we still give good tips to server because they don't have nothing to do with the flavor and that i know because i am a chef, We eat Mexican food all... More 

Thank Nolberto B
Sunnyvale, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Celebrated our daughter's birthday with friends here. Never disappointed with the food or service. This time I had the steak & shrimp with the usual rice and beans (outstanding as usual). This is our favorite Mexican Restaurant always remarkable food and outstanding service.

1 Thank Cheryl H
United States
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My sister and I went for lunch at La Paloma's buffet taco bar on a Tuesday. The buffet isn't vast, but has good choices. I followed my sister's lead. She led me to the bar area, which was full of people having their lunch and a beer. Note, this restaurant has a full bar. They can make you what ever... More 

1 Thank Milani1987
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The service was good but the food was so so - nothing special or memorable - average at best. We are Mexican junkies and eat Mexican all over the country. Dissapointing. I gave it 3 stars due to the service.

1 Thank joandkim
Santa Clara
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The food and services are always good when we go to La Paloma, but alas it's the margarita that keep bring me back!

1 Thank Aejaie
Campbell, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I love good Mexican food and I found my favorite. Small Resturant not real fancy. Nice and clean and the music is not blaring. They will bring you a free basket of tasty tortilla chips and salsa. I usually order the enchalladas or the tacos. You can have the with the rice and beans for a little extra. They are... More 

1 Thank Your2kind
Fallon, Nevada
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We haven't eaten here in a long time and when we were in the Bay Area we decided to try this restaurant again. We were not disappointed in the food or service. Everything was great. My husband likes the Chili Colorado and it was delicious. I had a tamale and it was also very good. If you are in the... More 

1 Thank sassytoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4057
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: 408-247-0990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?