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Monday-Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ; Service 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ; Service 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM ; Open Until 1:00 AM

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* Handmade Award Winning Unique Mexican Cuisine * Under Same Ownership * Please Visit Our Website for More Information
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1934 Main, Watsonville: (831) 761-2161

Phone: (831) 426-1221

* Full Bars - Catering * Banquet Facilities * Fresh Seafood * Lively Cantina * Handmade Corn Tortillas * Taco Bar
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Downtown Santa Cruz, Central Santa Cruz

El Palomar-Santa Cruz

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Yuck is all I can say.

This used to be a reliable place for good, inexpensive food. The last time I went there, though, the food was disgusting (I had the same experience with the chile verde as another reviewer -- it was all fat and gristle), and the place was actually dirty! The bathroom was filthy. The main dining room has all the atmosphere of a college dining hall, and always has. But the food used to make up for that. It doesn'... view more

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The Best Mexican Food We've Ever Eaten Anywhere

This was--by far--the best Mexican food my husband and I have ever eaten anywhere, including Mexico, and every major city in America. The green sauce is TO DIE FOR, and the Flan is better than you will ever eat again. You will not be dissapointed by the food, the decor, or the family atmosphere of the restaurant and staff.

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Tasty mexican!

This place is great! The ceviche was the best I have ever had. Margaritas are good, too. Very enjoyable!

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A very average and forgettable dining experience

3 words -- store bought chips. That says it all. Any Mexican restaurant that serve Tostitos knock-offs already has 2 strikes against it. Food was unexceptional, marguerites were okay, and wait staff was responsive. Difficult to maintain a conversation in cavernous dining room. If you are looking for a quality Mexican food experience, keep looking...

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So overrated....and so over it.

The first time I went to El Palomar, it was a nice dining experience. Food and service were good, but both have gone a serious way. The last couple of times I went, grissly(sp?) beef in the sopas and colorado beef and the Chile verde was more fat than pork - blech! So disappointing since there aren't many sit down mex restaurants in SC. I'd go for a margarita or two but avoid the food at all costs.

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Best Margarita's & Taco Bar

I highly recommend the margarit's. I prefer the Guava Margarita w/ Hornitos. The Taco Bar is one of my favorite places to eat.

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You will always go back!

We have been to several Mexican restaurants in all of San Jose and ""NOT ONE"" compares to the food at EL PALOMAR. The flavors are great and if you have grown up eating this kind of food as I have, since a young boy, then you are in for a treat and will always go back for more. Growing up in the East Side of San Jose since the late 60's, I've tried just about all they have to offer and El Palomar beats them all. So ... view more

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my favorite place in santa cruz

Since moving from Santa Cruz, this is the place I miss the most! I keep trying to find a place in LA that can even come close to Palomar, but I have had no luck. The daily seafood specials are amazing, the portions are huge (so a dinner is also your lunch the next day), the bar is awesome, and the atmosphere is great. However, you can frequently wait a couple of hours for a table on Friday or Saturday nights. The... view more

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Great Mexican Food

El Palomar has THE best Mexican food in Santa Cruz. Nothing else even comes close. They served cabbage in their tacos and burritos before it was trendy. Yet, sometimes their culinary abilities are overshadowed by their bartending skills. These are also hands down the best 'ritas in town. It doesn't matter if you order a basic rocks and salt or a fruity sweet blended concoction. You won't be disappointed.

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1336 Pacific AveSanta CruzCA 95060

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