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Paloma Mexican Haute Cuisine

$$$$
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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763 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2832 (Fulton Street)
+1 215-928-9500
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Ann B
Chicago
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 atmosphere is very classy, but comfortable.

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Thank OldBob22
Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Nick S
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 inside and out, comfortable with space around your table. Parking is difficult so consider taking... More 

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Thank David B
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the food is lovely and the tastes are phenomenal. The mix of Frech and Mexican... More 

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Thank Emmy0327
Falls Church, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The desserts were excellent as well and baked on the premises. The Kahlua Chocolate Cheesecake... More 

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Thank Paul B
Scottsdale, AZ
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank RustyS2345
Lumberton, New Jersey
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234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 the menu would have you believe that there would be a symphony of flavors. Unfortunately,... More 

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Thank IluvSIC
Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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. Menu is interesting. We love the food scene in philly but this a 'one and... More 

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Thank CMP508
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 we warmed up with the shrimp corn chowder - wonderful. For an entre I enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
French, Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?