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Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering

Certificate of Excellence
Alamo Heights
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265 (Austin Highway)
(210) 822-6151
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best margarita and strong too! Yum! Their enchiladas camarones (shrimp) are wonderful! We've never had anything here that wasn't great, so try something new. You 'lol be glad you did!

Thank TamiNaustin
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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373 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very nice place with indoor and outdoor seating. The wait staff are friendly and courteous. The food was delicious and authentic. I had the enchiladas mole.The mole sauce was seasoned exactly right, not too sweet and with a little spice. Overall this is a great choice for the area away from the Riverwalk.

Thank David E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good Mexican food and wonderful atmosphere here , the restaurant is well done, with outdoor seating as well. We had a good size group and everyone was happy and margaritas were delicious -- good service -- we will come back again

Thank manos6232
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at how good this restaurant was. We generally love Tex-Mex, Southwestern, and Mexican food but truth be told, until this particular place, we didn't really have a standout experience with Tex-Mex in San Antonio. We had nachos for an appetizer and while I normally prefer the messy nachos with a lot of chips instead of the... More 

Thank danychalhoub
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not being from Texas I was curious to know what exactly was TexMex food. I noticed there was not a burrito on the menu. My second choice was anything that included red meat. I loved the Carne Asada Tampiquena!!! 10oz rib-eye with quacamole and poco de gallo. So perfectly cooked!! The tequila menu was small but the selection was good.... More 

Thank dconcierge
Alamo Heights, Texas
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of 7. We had to request chips and hot sauce. They brought us two sets but the table was so wide we requested another. No problem. We ordered carafes of margaritas. He poured two then left. Food came out fairly quickly. Not bad, not good. I've definitely had better. They told us when we were finished,... More 

Thank Susan M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I heard that a lot of people didn't like the service..and yeah, it wasn't a five star, but hey, it was not very expensive and it had great food. The Enchiladas Divorciadas were suuuuuper delicious. No raw onions and great sauce. The Enchiladas De Mole, on the other hand, kinda tasted like ash. They were gross. Keeping it at 5/5... More 

Thank Zack O
Denton, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Food fresh but lacking flavor Service was poor. Had to hunt her down to get our silverware and napkins AFTER our food was delivered. No drink refills; actually never saw her again. Had to ask another waiter for our bill. Much better food in SAT, so won't be back here.

Thank JimmyTheClip
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Food was very ordinary. The mole was watery and rather tasteless. Service was verrrry slow and we had to ask for our service person twice. We also had to request that the bathroom be cleaned. This was a surprising visit as several years ago our experience was very positive. Hope this isn't the norm.

Thank notalota
Houston, TX
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner because a friend had recommended them to me. It was nothing special. The chips are cut thick, are very dense & not crispy. The darker salsa was much better than the other one because it had little to no flavor at all. I think it was just fresh tomatoes pureed & nothing else. The meal itself... More 

Thank lsullivan68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 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 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265
    (Austin Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Alamo Heights
  • Neighborhood: Alamo Heights
  • Phone Number: (210) 822-6151
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?