About Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine
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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday - Friday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and for Sunday Brunch from 11am - 2pm.
Paloma Blanca's full-service catering department is eager to help you host your event, whether it's in one of our beautiful private dining rooms, or in your own home. Plated and buffet menu packages as well as beverage, floral/decor, music and rental options are available. For more information visit the Event Planner in the "Catering" section of our website - www.palomablanca.net or simply call Nelly Mendoza Olsen at 210.822-6151.
Whether at our home or yours, we'll make your event special!
Located in the Cambridge Center, Paloma Blanca provides a private open and free parking lot to patrons.
Private Party Facilities:
Paloma Blanca offers 2 unique private dining rooms which are perfect for most any occasion, from business meetings to rehearsal dinners to birthday parties - we've even hosted several weddings! Salon el Jardin is located adjacent to our cantina and offers the most privacy. It offers high ceilings, a beautiful slate wall treatment and two sets of French doors overlooking the landscaping. It can accomodate approximately 50 people for a seated event, or 75 people reception style. Salon la Fuente boasts a detailed brick and copper fountain wall as well as an adjacent patio area with fountain. It can accomodate approximately 100 people for a seated event, or 200 people in a reption style. For more information on our policies and to see pictures of the rooms please visit www.PalomaBlanca.net, or call us.
Private Party Contact:
Nelly Mendoza Olsen: 2108226151
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Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
Great service, good portions, awesome at ...
Great service, good portions, awesome atmosphere. Must eat spot in SA area!
We were so disappointed when we tried Pa ...
We were so disappointed when we tried Paloma Blanca for the first time in June 2016. The worst was our service. Our server was inattentive and we kept having to flag others down for things we needed. Even then, we ended up waiting a long time for basics - like silverware, water refills, empty plate to be removed from our table and our check. We had even asked a manager who was passing by for our check and he never returned with it. The food and drinks were disappointing as well - especially for the higher price point. Even the seating was quite uncomfortable. Such an overall poor experience for a tab that totaled nearly $70 (with tip) for just two of us. We had been so excited to dine here based on other ratings. We won't be back.
The ceviché is delicious! My fajita-snob ...
The ceviché is delicious! My fajita-snob husband loved his steak, shrimp, and chicken fajita combination. The mango chamborita was also delicious. Worth a return trip, even though we weren't immediately seated due to a "servers' meeting".
Took 20 minutes after our reservation to ...
Took 20 minutes after our reservation to get a table. Hostess said we needed to wait for shift change and then a staff meeting before they could seat us. Once seated it took another 10 mins before I stopped a staff person passing by to ask whom our waiter was and if we could get something to drink. Once we got a waiter he was nice and attentive. Good was good as usual. Dining tip: DO NOT make 5:00 reservations because you'll have to wait for shift change and a staff meeting before being seated.
Went to dinner with 4 adults and an 18 m ...
Went to dinner with 4 adults and an 18 month old, no problem for the staff. Reservations were ready for us, no waiting. Excellent waiter, margaritas were very good and well as the food. Always love eating there.
Loved the atmosphere and beautiful facil ...
Loved the atmosphere and beautiful facility. Saturday brunch with friends - good food and inexpensive mimosa!
Paloma Blanca is the unmatched spot for ...
Paloma Blanca is the unmatched spot for mom and my weekly margarita date. Recently celebrated my birthday on the patio and couldn't have wished for a better restaurant!
Good not great
If it wasn't for the hip decor, nice place to impress, wouldn't return. There are limited places in SA that offer Mexican, in a clean , indoor and outdoor picturesque setting. Food not that special, esp for the high prices they ask. The tortilla chips are thick, cold and hard. They give you two sauces to dip, both extremes of spice., nothing in the middle. There was no personal dish to combine them either. I had to request small plates for three of us sharing. Would have been real messy but turned out no one cared for the free appetizer. One major dislike was having a server that didn't seem trained or experienced. His English was definitely not his first language. He asked for drink orders and when I replied Ginger Ale, he looked at me as if I had 3 heads. Ater trying to explain it was a soft drink, I finally just told him to go ask someone else who worked there. That experience isn't what I would expect for an Open Table restaurant. May try them again, need time to forget .
Great food but a little pricey...
The food here is great, especially the guacamole made table side; however, it's pretty expensive for what you get. We had a group of 6 and were given two tiny bowls of chips and two tiny bowls of salsa. After each person ate 3 chips we were out. That's a little annoying. Overall it's good and I love that you can make reservations.
My son was in town for the day and wanted Mexican food , so 5 of us went for lunch. Food was good, but we were in a back room - no ambiance, by the kitchen, and it was very noisy. Hard to visit,
The food is amazing, I love the atmosphe ...
The food is amazing, I love the atmosphere Best Mexican restraunt in San Antonio!
The Enchiladas Verdes and Enchiladas Div ...
The Enchiladas Verdes and Enchiladas Divorciadas are delicious, as is the fresh salsa and warm tortilla chips!
Per usual, outstanding.
Our waiter, Sharok, made the evening top-knotch, catering to our difficult dietary needs + special drink requests. This has become my mom and my go-to, margs-on-the-patio spot. Will be back next week!
The food here is spectacular - extremely ...
The food here is spectacular - extremely good value for the price. I wish the service had lived up to the quality of the food. When we were seated our waiter yelled at the hostess and refused to serve us (albeit in Spanish, but he should probably realize that most people speak enough Spanish to understand him when he says stuff like that) so we were served by the bus boy, who obviously lacked training and left us for long periods of time without drinks and waiting for the bill. While we were waiting for the bill, the waiter who refused to serve us closed down the section and put all the chairs up on the tables while we were still sitting there - talk about not feeling welcome. Even with the wonderful food, to say we were happy to get out of there after we were done is an understatement.
Local Mexican Restaurant with Great Happy Hour
This was the second time I've been to Paloma Blanca and my friends and I were not disappointed. We decided to go to check out their great happy hour menu. The $3.50 margaritas are really tasty. They are nice and tart and not watered down at all. The appetizers did not disappoint either. We loved the tacos al pastor and the nachos. One of the best happy hours in town. We were so pleased with the experience that we are talking about going back next week.
Reservations are a must for evenings eve ...
Reservations are a must for evenings even during the week! Service was okay - a bit slow on drink refills but it was very busy so overall good. The food was very good and we will return.
Just moved from MI and wanted to make our 4th anniversary special. We looked up reviews online and Paloma blanca did not disappoint.The margaritas were delicious and the shrimp fajitas were superb!The only thing negative would be thathat there were small children playing in the fountain and attracting blackbirds with chips.Since their parents were not controlling them,we thought one of the employees should have.one of those children could have slipped and been seriously injured.
The Best Ever
According to my wife, The Works Fajitas was the best she had ever eaten in her life. Not Texas. Not San Antonio. But her entire life.
good for a more special Mexican dinner
Food above average, excellent service, very nice environment
As always, the menu was superb and the s ...
As always, the menu was superb and the service exceptional.
I love Paloma Blanca. It is one of my go to places for Mexican food however I always find it to be so noisy. Can't carry on a conversation when parties in the surrounding tables are so loud! Don't want to ruin their fun but is there any way to dampen the sound in the dining rooms? The food is fabulous, service is excellent but unless it is a patio weather day, I hesitate to go.
Alicia was our waitperson - efficient & very helpful as 2 people did not like spicey food! Patio dining is always nice - just wish the view were other than a parking lot. Perhaps high bushes?
Great place to dine with a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine.
Great outdoor experience - efficient wai ...
Great outdoor experience - efficient wait staff and excellent food. Thanks!
We were visiting San Antonio for Spring Break, and had researched the local Mexican restaurants. Based on reviews, one of the restaurants we chose was Paloma Blanca. First, the decor of the restaurant is beautiful and very welcoming! The service was very good. Our food had really good flavor, but could have been hotter in temperature when it was served. My stepson ordered fajitas, and there was no sizzle when served - which even Chili's manages. The food, though not hot, was very tasty, and beautifully served.
I love the ambiance and the food. It is ...
I love the ambiance and the food. It is always so good. However, the service seems to be lacking when I go. The servers seem like their sections are too big or something because they're hardly around. Just be prepared for that when you go. The margaritas are good and I haven't had anything on the menu I disliked. Sit outside of you can. The patio is fun.
Cannot quite vocalize how much I appreci ...
Cannot quite vocalize how much I appreciate Paloma Blanca providing a menu that allows people like me, with gluten-intolerances and a health-foodie, to dine out comfortably, enjoyably and delectably. The drinks, the food, fajitas, fabulous!
I've eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The staff is so courteous and the food is always superb! It is a go to place when out of town company comes!
Not for those with dietary restrictions
Beautiful restaurant with authentic ambiance, just not recommended for individuals with dietary restrictions. We were visiting San Antonio from out of town and one of my daughters has severe food sensitivities, including cumin. After my wife called the restaurant, we felt comfortable booking a reservation and we're excited at the prospect of cumin-free Mexican food options. Unfortunately, we were disappointed after talking with a waiter who was "pretty sure" my daughter's food order would be ok with her diet. We simply could not risk the remainder of our vacation on a "pretty sure."
Fabulous Margaritas and food
We had family from out-of-town and our party of 6 enjoyed a range of excellent dishes, starting with sublime margaritas (especially the 09), queso and made-at-the-table guacamole. Our hostess and our server were exceptional. Wish the terrace didn't look over a parking lot, but this is a very good restaurant. We look forward to returning!
Indoor seating was a little noisy for a ...
Indoor seating was a little noisy for a group of 6+. Our waiter was very nice however the service was very slow and we were there on a Monday night with about half the restaurant full. It took us 2 hours from start to finish to have drinks, an appetizer and our meal.
Have dined here on numerous occasions an ...
Have dined here on numerous occasions and consistently enjoyed great meals. A favorite of mine and my husband's. I was so happy to host a few coworkers and it was such a nice lunch on the patio- good service, good food, good weather!
If you're looking for the Mexican Restaurant where the locals of Alamo Heights go, search no farther. Always energetic, great bartenders, quality ingredients. Outside dining is superb.
Paloma Blanca is a beautiful restaurant--the ambience is lovely. It has great appetizers, a wide range of choices, and is an upscale Mexican place--not gourmet, but quite good. Great drinks (try the Heights Margarita), with both a small, decent wine and beer selection.
Beautiful and elegant restaurant
I went there with a small group to discuss a book. We sat inside and it was fairly quiet for a little while because we went early. I thought the food was incredible. It was very good. The waiter was extremely polite and attentive to our group. I liked the Spanish guitar music that was playing. We will visit this location again.
Excellent Mexican Food & Great Family environment
We have been going to Paloma Blanca since 2010 and it is our favorite spot for a nice Sunday afternoon lunch with the best Mexican food in this area. Service and attention from all the staff is great, from the minute you walk to the reception counter they make you feel at home. The Menu has a good and extensive selection of Mexican plates (real Mexican), and the taste for each one of our selection has always been spectacular. We wholeheartedly recommend Paloma Blanca as the best in its class for its great family environment.
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