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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.
San Antonio, TX 78209
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: (210) 822-6151
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine Ratings and Reviews
We phoned ahead because we were running 30 minutes late for a 1p Saturday reservation (bad traffic from Austin delayed me). They kept the reservation. We asked to change tables from inside to outside but were told there would be a wait, though there were empty tables visible on the patio.
We were seated between a patio window and a table of 14, who were celebrating a birthday and noisy. The food was good. We shared the ceviche clasico, then she had chilequiles and I had mole chicken enchiladas. The service was adequate and cordial.
It was an okay but not stellar experience...something that we had to be inventive to make the most of. Had I been the host, I would have sized us up as a couple and mentioned that the only table available was next to a big party rather than seat us right away. I don't think anyone did anything wrong, but it's one of those experiences that seems careless rather than thoughtful.
If I had it to do over, I would wait for an outside table or ask to be switched.
We chose PB for my mom's 50th party and did not disappoint! For our group of 16, our two servers made us feel completely attended to. My only complaint would have been some personal service in helping us make the occasion more special by allowing us to reserve a section of the restaurant. Seeing as it was a Monday and I had made our reservation weeks prior, I feel Paloma could have been more accommodating.
Upscale Mexican. Lovely patio. Warm fireplace. Great marguerita with choice of tequila. First time I had mole and it was great. The fajitas were standard. But the quacamole made at the table was delicious. Great ambience if you are looking for more than a quick Mexican meal.
Dining at Paloma Blanca is always a nice experience; this visit was no exception. The food is reliably delicious and the cocktails are well prepared. My only quibble about this most recent visit was the service: it was unusually slow and verging on inattentive (this is not to imply our waiter wasn't friendly -- quite the contrary: he was cheery). Otherwise, a terrific lunch at a budget-friendly price.
We were seated at a table with direct sun in eyes. Hostess didn't seem to care. Food good as always but server was no where to be seen for a long time when we were going to ask for the check. Patron next to us was also annoyed by long wait. We will be back though. Love the food!
The food is always good. Wait staff is usually good. The hostess is usually awful, forgetting reservations, not crediting open table reservations. I have had to call and have this corrected more than once. When you call the restaurant the person who answers the phone does not state their name. When I asked to speak with a manager the response was "you're going to have to wait awhile".
I would probably spend my money here more often if the service were a little more friendly.
Also, I was told my small 7 pound service dog was not allowed to sit outside, although it was on the reservation. I wouldn't recommend anticipating excellent service at this restaurant, but remember...this is not the Northeast..it is, after all, San Antonio.
Enjoyable meal with mixed results. The magharita 09 was excellent and would recommend and so was the guacamole made at the table. Both are definite repeats. My husband had the chili relleno, baked and stuffed with chicken - wonderful taste and healthy choice. I had the enchiladas 09 - they were a disappointing as the sauces were a bit bland. Will definitely go again, but will choose chili relleno or another variety of enchiladas.
My friend and I enjoyed a "catch up" lunch at Paloma Blanca. They have several nice lunch specials and we had a grilled chicken breast with creamy poblano sauce, rice and fresh vegetables. They offer wonderful margaritas by the carafe and we spent a leisurely afternoon talking out on the patio. I look forward to going again soon.
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