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La Paloma Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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116 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92084-6034
+1 760-758-7140
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been here many times. We also LOVE to bring friends from out of town. The Original Margarita is the best and the assortment of menu items insures that there is something for everyone. The only drawback is you'll have to go several times to experience all the amazing dishes! Enchiladas Del Mar is a family... More 

Thank Betsy G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Not a good representation of Mexican food. Food was boring and bland! Service sucked! Never going back!

Thank Sandy K
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

nice atmosphere, good service & lots of choices on the menu from traditional to items with antelope,& quail, just to name a couple!

Thank Sandra K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Good service, fast seating, great food. Outside area is nice. Came here with family, Friday is bust but we were served in a good amount of time.

Thank Chelsey A
Vista, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had a girls lunch here, I had forgotten how good the huge tostada sale was! The patio was delightful on a warm summers day and the margaritas sure we're tasty. This is a nice, reasonable and good food place to meet friends for lunch or dinner!

Thank DebbieMurphy2015
Vista, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times and never enjoyed the food or the service. So disappointing as the ambiance is beautiful. Just not our style. But they tend to be busy so I'm sure it's just us. Check it out and submit your review...

Thank jennsantel
Cave Creek, Arizona
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have been here several times before, and though it has always been a bit overpriced, the food was adequate. This time everything was pretty bland. The salsas were unimpressive. We are Native Arizonans with several weeks a year spent in California. We are used to finding excellent, authentic, flavorful Mexican food many places in both. This was disappointing. The... More 

Thank retiredandready
Vista, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Food is typical Mexican food. nothing out of this world. Actually you could get better food from some of the taco shops around town, The prices are high & seems your paying for atmosphere, it is a nice place. Drinks seem way over priced to me. Service was good and friendly. It's kinda of an out of the way place... More 

Thank 5weezy
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I dined here while visiting the area. The menu was extensive and service was excellent. The food was typical for an authentic Mexican restaurant. While the initial orders delivered to our table were the wrong items, the staff quickly prepared the correct orders for us. The albondigas soup was delicious.

Thank BCTE4
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The food here was tasty. Drinks were mixed well and delicious. The menu is expansive and somewhat confusing. There's a few different smaller menus inside the main, large menu that we all found puzzling. We all felt that there were too many items and too much to look through. For our first visit, the menu was a little overwhelming. Overall,... More 

Thank SherylL702

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92084-6034
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-758-7140

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?