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La Paloma Mexican Restaurant

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2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4057
+1 408-247-0990
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 10:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Gatos, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Paloma has been consistent over the years and still was during a recent visit. Very attentive service. They readily made a few modifications to the printed menu (e.g., refried beans instead of black beans, more veggies instead of rice). Food was tasty -- not great but definitely above average and a lot of it, making it a very good... More 

1 Thank hoopsfan4life
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Restaurant was clean, food was good with large portions and service was excellent. Burritos were very large and tasty.

1 Thank MSP-Mike
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I would rate the quality of the food here as, "A step up from Taco Bell". Overpriced. Been here a few times, usually used as "an after thought" if tired of the regular places we take our business too .. it is certainly, not a five star, yet is also a step down from Chili's.

Thank CI R
Santa Clara, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

They have a wide assortment of Mexican dishes, Chipotle Carnitas enchiladas being my go to dish. The quacamole is tasty, but relatively small for the price.

1 Thank ZackUribe
Santa Clara, California
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

went for lunch last week with my wife. - lot of sitting spce, average ambience - courteus waiters and front staff, no doubt, good feel - v r vegetarians, our 2 dishes were good not too enthused to go again but wont mind checking out again in few months,

Thank M S
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited this restaurant while visiting Santa Clara for the weekend. We'd seen the good reviews and gave it a try. It was very busy and the parking is very limited, but we did get a space. There was a wait, but after waiting for a very long time, we noticed everyone that had come in after us had been... More 

Thank kayokayo
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The staff is very friendly, and the prices are reasonable. The food is good, but nothing extraordinary. The door seems outdated, but the restaurant is clean and the service is excellent. I will eat here again, however the parking is limited so iwould advise going early!

Thank Karen P
Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The service was very good but the food was so so - unflavor nothing special or memorable - average is high. price is higher for what we got but we still give good tips to server because they don't have nothing to do with the flavor and that i know because i am a chef, We eat Mexican food all... More 

Thank Nolberto B
Sunnyvale, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Celebrated our daughter's birthday with friends here. Never disappointed with the food or service. This time I had the steak & shrimp with the usual rice and beans (outstanding as usual). This is our favorite Mexican Restaurant always remarkable food and outstanding service.

1 Thank Cheryl H
United States
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

My sister and I went for lunch at La Paloma's buffet taco bar on a Tuesday. The buffet isn't vast, but has good choices. I followed my sister's lead. She led me to the bar area, which was full of people having their lunch and a beer. Note, this restaurant has a full bar. They can make you what ever... More 

1 Thank Milani1987

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4057
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-247-0990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?