Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine
5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 822-4483
Phone: (210) 263-9694
Primary Phone: (210) 263-9694
Fax: (210) 822-4483
Fax Number: (210) 822-4483
Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant & Catering
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American, Healthy, Vegetarian, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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Awful customer service. Was told the wait was 55 minutes. An hour and ten minutes later I decided to check on table. Told the wait was still another hour more because they had other people with reservations. So over two hours for a table. No one even offered us the opportunity to order a drink. Was told other people waiting as long as 3 hours for a table. They should be honest with the wait time����
04/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The previous 1- star review isn't for our restaurant - it is for a completely unrelated restaurant on the Riverwalk - we're a 5-10 minutes north of there in Broadway. We've tried to have it removed but no one at City Search responds...
Richard Peacock, President
07/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My family and I found the first mexican restaurant without a line and had a total of maybe 5 tables currently seated. The fast seating was impressive and well it was downhill after that. The waiter didn't take a drink order and just assumed that we all wanted water. Once he came back about 20 minutes later we asked for sodas which took another 20 minutes. At about an hour he took the order... The food arrived about an hour later and only half the plates were ready. In fact the guy messed up one of the orders but it was too late to correct. We spent a horrible 2.5 hours there and received terrible service. If you want a crappy meal and a 3 hour wait this is the resturant for you. I wish I could report that this is the only place that offers poor service but it seems if they have a location on the river the food and service are not a priority in San Antonio.
01/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Frankly, getting rid of that Blanca Aldacco as hostess in the old location was a blessing. However, the food and service still suffer. In a restaurant already known to be expensive, they CHARGED ME $0.50 for a small amount of PICKLED jalapenos. They didn't even have fresh jalapenos on hand--and to charge for a simple ingredient is ridiclous.
11/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
good interior design. When you go in, you will see all these comfy sofas and good little tables and all these good designs, but the serves was so slow. Everything was just slow. We were waiting there for 30 min for get a seat, and 30min for a waiter to come to take the order, and 45min for the food to get on the table. The food wasn't bad, but not excellent. I would say, abve average almost, but no. Of you are enjoy this place, good for you, because me too. but for other aspect, I will not go there again. Dont give me wrong, I have been there for 3 times before I write this review. If you are will your friends and ready to enjoy the place and talk talk talk and spend time with it, there probabily will be the place to go. Bad thing for this place is the location. Difficult to make the turn, narrow entrence for turnning into this plaza, since the road was coved behind the little bump (you will know what I am talking about) so when you think you should make the turn, turn it!
09/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Imagine trying to operate a good restaurant ........while serving some of the pompous ""goofs"" that live in Alamo Heights. Well they are pulling it off.
I just can't imagine selecting another Mexican Restaurant......unless it were Los Barrios Hacienda.
Set well off Broadway....nice outdoor spaces....attentive staff...........your hard earned money is well spent here.
Try to ignore the Alamo Heights Goofballs.....they live nearby.....and probably walked. The state legislature is considering establishing a bounty on them......maybe next year.
11/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I ate here for lunch after the San Antonio marathon, and especially loved the outdoor patio. Lots of nice landscaping and fountains, and the weather was great! On a side note, people were letting their kids play in the fountain and run around, which was relatively annoying, so I wish the restaurant manager had said something to them, but I don't know how well that would have gone over. (One of the kids accidentally threw a coin toward the fountain that ended up hitting a baby in the face!!!) Anyway, our server was great -- very personable and attentive, even brought over an extra bowl of queso on the house (which was delicious, by the way!). The enchiladas and tamales were also quite good, although not the best Mexican I've ever had. Overall, we loved the ambience and service, and the food was pretty good, too!
08/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
What a disappointment... I read all the reviews and decided to visit this restaurant. There is a nice ambiance to the restaurant, the margaritas are pretty good but other than that it wasnt that great. I think this place would be good just for happy hour or drinks. The food is very bland and it definately is not authentic mexican food. Someone had a review that said to go here instead of Mi Tierra!!! They must be crazy... :) Don't waste your time here unless you like bland food...
My husband and I frequent mexican restaurants looking for good food meets great atmosphere meets exceptional margarita.
Let's face it everyone loves drinking margaritas on the patio, but not here.
House margaritas too too sweet, the premium "Heights" margarita to bland\sour, so I switched to the mexican michelada it was so unbeilievable spicy and salty I almost lost my stomach.
It was not worth our drive or our dinner money. Eat lunch here but save your drink night for Arturos or Rosarios.
09/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I took an out of town guest to Paloma Blanca after another couple reccommended it. Upon entering, we were immediately greeted by the hostess and shown to our table. Our waiter was new and a bit unsure of himself; he was unable to find a wine list or answer questions about the menu. However, his difficiencies were overwhelmed by the wonderful food. Everything we ordered was superub. The margaritas were fantastic. The food was very tasty and portions were generous. The atmosphere is very relaxing, cool, crisp and calming. I would definitely reccomend Paloma Blanca to my friends and family.
11/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We normally go for lunch around 11 when it opens. After 12 you can expect to wait. We love ordering the Enchillades Verdes and the Chicken soup. Their prices are great for lunch and to take your business affiliates. The food is very fresh and you can expect to get your enchillades filled with chicken.
08/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Paloma Blanca is a good place to take friends from San Antonio, or from other cities, even from other countries! Everyone will enjoy the freshly prepared food, the attention to detail, and celiacs will feel safe ordering from their own extensive menu. Almost all the soups are gluten free and very good. Just like mom would make, if you could get her to cook! Dine indoors, or on the patio among the fountains and lush tropical flowers. Try the chile relleno stuffed with shrimp, or vegetarian. When it comes to margaritas, try the ""Heights"", the ""09'er"", or the ""Frida"".