My family and I usually come to San Antonio once or twice a year. When we do so, we usually dine at Casa Rio or The Original Mexican Restaurant. Last week, we were able to stay a little longer than usual. After visiting our usual restaurants above, we decided to try something new and eat at Paloma.
We ordered the $8.95 queso. Even on the riverwalk, when paying $8.95 for queso, you would expect at least a small bowl, as opposed to a cup. However, we were given a cup of queso instead of a bowl. As someone who was a restaurant server in college, I almost never complain at a restaurant. However, I made an exception due to the price and size of the queso. When I asked the server if we were given the right queso, he told me that it was that size due to the location of the restaurant. I told him that we had eaten at other mexican restaurants in the same location (the two cited above) and their queso does come in a bowl, and yet is still a couple dollars cheaper. He then told me it was because their queso is authentic, while the other restaurants pour theirs from a can. While the queso was good, we did not think it tasted any better than the queso at the other two restaurants we had just eaten at. In fact, we liked the queso at Casa Rio better. I have attached a picture (below) of the queso.
On a side note, the server was very nice and friendly, as was the restaurant hostess.
Three of us ordered the lunch chicken fajitas. They were actually pretty good. I prefer my fajitas to come sizzling on a cast iron skillet, but the flavor was fine. In addition, I know that a number of mexican restaurants serve chicken fajitas on the plate for lunch. This was not a big issue.
My wife ordered cheese enchiladas. They were not very good. In fact, my wife literally had to unroll the entire tortilla/enchilada to see if there was anything inside of it. There was so little cheese inside, that even after completely unrolling it, she could barely see any at all. Despite cheese being poured over the top, we did not think they were very good.
I sent an email to management, however, they have yet to respond. If/when they do respond, I plan to update my review accordingly, if I have anything positive to report regarding future changes, etc.
Aside from the above, the chips and salsa were very good. In addition, the chicken fajitas were pretty good. Personally, I would recommend one of the other mexican restaurants along the riverwalk (Casa Rio or The Original Mexican Restaurant). However, if you don't mind paying higher prices, getting smaller portions, and if you avoid the cheese enchiladas, you will probably have a good experience.
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