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Paloma Mexican Haute Cuisine

763 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2832
+1 215-928-9500
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
28 Nov 2016
“Best tapas I've had in a long time”
26 Nov 2016
“Tapas type menu with Latin overtones! BYOB!”
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, Mexican
763 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2832
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very original creations, delicious combinations. We loved everything we tried. Very much enjoyed the food, staff, and owner. It's a BYOB but they directed us to a nearby liquor store so we could enjoy a good red wine with our dinner! How fun is that!

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place is NOT Tex-Mex. it deserves to be rated as a high quality Tapas and Small Plate restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, and all of the desserts were prepared from scratch by the owner's wife. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank OldBob22
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went to eat with some colleagues from Mexico at this restaurant. Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Even the Mexicans were raving about it.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We use to enjoy Paloma when they were located in N E Philadelphia. This is our first time to their downtown location. What a treat. Barbara, the hostess, Chiefs wife and pastry chief greeted us like old friends and regulars. Their new location looks nice...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been to Paloma twice within the last month. It is truly exceptional. The wait staff is very attentive and takes the time to explain the menu choices to help you make the best possible selection to match your food desire. The presentation of...More

Thank Emmy0327
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I joined friends in Philadelphia and dined at Poloma. The menu was inspired; frankly it was hard to choose an entrée . My wife had the venison and I had the lamb. Both were excellent, precisely cooked to order and well seasoned....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Visiting with family who frequent Paloma Mexican Haute Cuisine...and we can see why. A must visit restaurant in downtown Philadelphia!

Thank RustyS2345
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Does this chef taste the food? Other than the corn soup, which was fantastic, the rest of our dishes were flavorless. All of us had fish dishes. One was the special of the day and the others were on the regular menu. The descriptions on...More

Thank IluvSIC
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The food was artfully presented and very good. The atmosphere is just odd. On a Friday evening there were ~12 patrons the entire night which allowed the only dining room staff member (a very knowledgable hostess/waitress) to be attentive to the guests. Portions are small....More

Thank CMP508
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Don’t let the category “Mexican” dissuade you, this restaurant should be at the top of your list. You will recognize some ingredients from traditional mexican cuisine but the preparation, presentation and subtle blend of flavors are distinctly gourmet With an autumn chill in the air...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 763 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2832
    (Fulton Street)
  • Public Transportation: The southbound 47 bus stops right across the street, at 8th and Catharine/Fulton.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9500
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