La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 2280 El Camino Real

    Santa Clara, CA 95050

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  • 408-247-0990

About La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Sun 4pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Food

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La Paloma is absolutely wonderful. They are a long time, family owned mexican restaurant and they treat their clients the same. I have been eating there since 1975, and their food is just as great today as it was then. The portions are

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La Paloma is absolutely wonderful. They are a long time, family owned mexican restaurant and they treat their clients the same. I have been eating there since 1975, and their food is just as great today as it was then. The portions are

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Both Food And Service was excellent. My family loves it. We ate there many times. the food is delicious! The kids and my relatives likes it. The price is also fair. it is a good place to dine.

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Both Food And Service was excellent. My family loves it. We ate there many times. the food is delicious! The kids and my relatives likes it. The price is also fair. it is a good place to dine.

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We love the drinks and the family feeling went we go. We love the comb plate. Chips and salsa are always good. Go early because parking is hard around lunch crowd and dinner on friday nights. This is a local favorite.

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We love the drinks and the family feeling went we go. We love the comb plate. Chips and salsa are always good. Go early because parking is hard around lunch crowd and dinner on friday nights. This is a local favorite.

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looking for a great place for authentic Mexican food? the menu here is simple and easy...You come here for great food and you get it...The plates are hot..but so is your food and it comes =fast too!

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looking for a great place for authentic Mexican food? the menu here is simple and easy...You come here for great food and you get it...The plates are hot..but so is your food and it comes =fast too!

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This is a great little palce with some great mexican food. The service is great and the menu is really simple, but overall you will have a great meal and a great time

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This is a great little palce with some great mexican food. The service is great and the menu is really simple, but overall you will have a great meal and a great time

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Read the great reviews on here and drove right over for dinner the other night. Long story short, I wouldn't spend my money there again. The place is "traditional" Mexican in appearance and a bit dirty looking. The floors are carpeted and likely are the reason for the slight odor as you walk into the place. The food was bland and didn't do it for me. About the only thing I actually enjoyed was the free salsa. And I suppose the water wasn't too bad.

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Read the great reviews on here and drove right over for dinner the other night. Long story short, I wouldn't spend my money there again. The place is "traditional" Mexican in appearance and a bit dirty looking. The floors are carpeted and likely are the reason for the slight odor as you walk into the place. The food was bland and didn't do it for me. About the only thing I actually enjoyed was the free salsa. And I suppose the water wasn't too bad.

Pros: Salsa

Cons: Restaurant odor, bland food, dirty appearance

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The staff is friendly and the food enjoyable. I usually order the tostada or tacos and have not been dissappointed. Sometimes the restaurant is pretty busy in the evening and may require a few minute wait. The margharitas are quite tasty too.

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The staff is friendly and the food enjoyable. I usually order the tostada or tacos and have not been dissappointed. Sometimes the restaurant is pretty busy in the evening and may require a few minute wait. The margharitas are quite tasty too.

Pros: Very good food at an affordable price, great margharitas

Cons: sometimes crowded in the evening, tight parking

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food was good, service not bad. the one thing was the plates were so hot that my daughter got a second degree burn from it. they do say the plates are hot but not to the point that it causes physical damage. notified the manager and he didn't care. basically saying so what

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food was good, service not bad. the one thing was the plates were so hot that my daughter got a second degree burn from it. they do say the plates are hot but not to the point that it causes physical damage. notified the manager and he didn't care. basically saying so what

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La Paloma is really very mediocre Mexican food. I consider myself to be a huge fan of Mexican food and so upon realizing how popular La Paloma seems to be, I wanted to give it a try. I ordered some kind of cheese enchilada thing and it was VERY heavy and EXTREMELY salty and just generally bore no resemblance, in either palatability or presentation to other, better enchiladas I've had at numerous establishments in the Bay Area , all over California and Mexico itself . The rice was bland and the beans had an unusual, unidentifiable texture. The service was decent and the restaurant itself is clean and comfortable, but the food is severely lacking. I ate there with three other people, and they all had similar opinions to mine regarding the fare. My first thought when it was all said and done was that La Paloma is a restaurant that would be enjoyed by people who don't like or haven't tried real Mexican food. Upon reading others of these reviews, I realized I was right when I noticed that some people have used Chevy's as the standard by which to base their comparisons of what good Mexican food is.

Try La Paloma if you're dying of curiosity or happen to find yourself there through no choice of your own (i.e. a family dinner, lunch meeting or date) but otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.

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La Paloma is really very mediocre Mexican food. I consider myself to be a huge fan of Mexican food and so upon realizing how popular La Paloma seems to be, I wanted to give it a try. I ordered some kind of cheese enchilada thing and it was VERY heavy and EXTREMELY salty and just generally bore no resemblance, in either palatability or presentation to other, better enchiladas I've had at numerous establishments in the Bay Area , all over California and Mexico itself . The rice was bland and the beans had an unusual, unidentifiable texture. The service was decent and the restaurant itself is clean and comfortable, but the food is severely lacking. I ate there with three other people, and they all had similar opinions to mine regarding the fare. My first thought when it was all said and done was that La Paloma is a restaurant that would be enjoyed by people who don't like or haven't tried real Mexican food. Upon reading others of these reviews, I realized I was right when I noticed that some people have used Chevy's as the standard by which to base their comparisons of what good Mexican food is.

Try La Paloma if you're dying of curiosity or happen to find yourself there through no choice of your own (i.e. a family dinner, lunch meeting or date) but otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.

Pros: Good service, clean.

Cons: Food's not great.

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We waited twenty five minutes for our waitress finally we just got up and left would not
recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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We waited twenty five minutes for our waitress finally we just got up and left would not
recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: none

Cons: Bad Service

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Location - Its on a busy location of elcamino real, which I think is good. I guess it gets more and more people coming in. Parking is a little difficult to get especially during the weekends.

Food- This is the best mexican food I have had so far. I usually order the chicken fajitas. The chicken was tender and fresh, not overcooked or dry. The tortillas were steaming hot. All the other items on the menu are yummy.
The thing I liked best was that they went a little mild on the cream, cheese and all the heavy stuff that goes with it. I have noticed other mexican restaurants trying to make the dish rich with sourcream , butter etc. I am more inclined towards healthy eating outside and since I am a big fan of Mexican food, I found what I was looking for at LaPaloma -a healthy mexican food.

Their color scheme reminds me of indian village colors (I am from India). When you step in, the wall colors and the ambience takes you to a traditional mexican village.

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Location - Its on a busy location of elcamino real, which I think is good. I guess it gets more and more people coming in. Parking is a little difficult to get especially during the weekends.

Food- This is the best mexican food I have had so far. I usually order the chicken fajitas. The chicken was tender and fresh, not overcooked or dry. The tortillas were steaming hot. All the other items on the menu are yummy.
The thing I liked best was that they went a little mild on the cream, cheese and all the heavy stuff that goes with it. I have noticed other mexican restaurants trying to make the dish rich with sourcream , butter etc. I am more inclined towards healthy eating outside and since I am a big fan of Mexican food, I found what I was looking for at LaPaloma -a healthy mexican food.

Their color scheme reminds me of indian village colors (I am from India). When you step in, the wall colors and the ambience takes you to a traditional mexican village.

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Though this isn't the cheapest place to pick up a dinnertime burrito, no one can argue with the value of the $8 lunch buffet. Fill your tummy with chili and quesadillas, fajitas and rellenos, and baskets of chips and salsa. You'll be…

 

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