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La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

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2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-247-0990
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average at best

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
joandkim
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank joandkim
Santa Clara
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!

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1 Thank Aejaie
Campbell, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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1 Thank Your2kind
Fallon, Nevada
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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1 Thank sassytoo
Santa Clara, California
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317 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I really want to like this place since the location is very convenient for us. But they just lack good flavor and heat in their dishes. Their margarita's aren't very good either. The staff is very friendly. But I really don't see us visiting anytime soon.

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Thank rcjetskier
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the chicken picado (also avail in steak $2 more). I'm not a fan of spicy food, but I figured I'd order this meal even though it's made with jalapeños. Could be made with more flavor overall, but I found the meal to be delicious. The green pepper & onion mix and side of guacamole added lots of flavor.... More 

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Thank shaneisha m
California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were at the local hospital and wanted some Mexican food. We ordered Enchiladas to go. The turn around was quick.. Food was delicious.

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1 Thank chchomehi
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Turned out to be nice place with good food . Monday's are kids free meal for under 11. Which for me is great . Prices are reasonable . We had buffalo wings , grilled chicken sizzles and super burrito bowl . Liked all the dishes . Will surely go back .

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1 Thank Sruj
Des Moines, Washington
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and busy restaurant. The food was good but nothing special. Dri ks were good, and the waiter sold me on a vranberry msrgar

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1 Thank hadgib
San Jose
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was busy so service was slow and food was ok. Hard to find parking luckily we have handicap placard.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: 408-247-0990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 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 - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?