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Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Alamo Heights
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5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265 (Austin Highway)
+1 210-822-6151
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate at Paloma Blanca for a business meal. We selected it in part because they have an extensive gluten-free menu which one of my colleagues needed. She appreciated having nearly as many options as the rest of us for her meal. We made a reservation in advance and arrived a bit early, so had to wait in their swanky... More 

Thank Amy B
Orlando, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm from Florida and this place totally hit the spot when I was craving Mexican. Amazing fajitas and margaritas:))

Thank EPB1977
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in '09 (visitors, look that up) all my life, and started to go to Paloma when it took over the La Fonda location. They moved here, ohhhh, 10 or so years ago. This is the preferred place when my daughter calls and wants to know if I want a marg and some nachos with the grands. Very pleasant... More 

Thank CiberDiver
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazingly delicious. And the staff is very nice and helpful. Definitely a must go to restaurant.

Thank NurseladySeattle
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is beautiful, but the food doesn't match up. It is good, but not exceptional. The chips were very hard and the salsa didn't have much seasoning. We are in from out of state and will continue to look for great Tex-Mex.

Thank lesliebB4132GE
Cortlandt Manor
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386 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My local colleague invited me to dinner at his favorite place--Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant. Dine indoors or outside. Pleasant décor. Groups accommodated. "The Heights" margaritas are authentically made with tequila of choice, lime juice, and Cointreau. So few places make authentic margaritas anymore. The glasses caught my attention--they are imperfectly shaped, either by design or to show hand-made in Mexico.... More 

Thank AisleSeat01
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Overall, nice experience and atmosphere. My favorite dishes were the appetizers of the shrimp cocktail and ceviche; very fresh and flavorful. I would say our dinner plates were average at best tacos al pastor, enchiladas, fish, bistek, etc. with seasonings inconsistent too salty, not enough, too spicy not enough. Margaritas were flavorful, nice varierty of Tequila, Sangria tasted like cool-aid.... More 

Thank Stephanie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Always where we go for the most tasty chips, salsa and queso. Ceviche is excellent. The best Mexican restaurant in a town with hundreds of Mexican restaurants. Enchiladas Divorciadas delicious. Red snapper verde special a must. The outdoor seating is lovely, unless there are patrons that allow children to run amok. Kids circled our table for over an hour. Had... More 

Thank Jill F
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209-5265
    (Austin Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Alamo Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Alamo Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 210-822-6151
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?