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Palomino

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10877 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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(310) 208-1960
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Palomino - Los Angeles, CA
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Best

Palomino is great, especially as a bar that's a little more upscale but doesn't have to be pricey: their happy hour makes that possible. The food is suprisingly tasty- the gorgonz...

Worst

Went to Palomino for a quick business lunch with a colleague -- ordered the fresh fish, companion ordered salad/sandwich combo. Ordered sparkling water, waiter poured it into a di...

Happy Hour All Day Every Day! 9/6/2012

In the ten thousand block of Wilshire Boulevard in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, there's a local... more

Not my favorite, but not bad. 2/27/2011

Pretty good Happy Hour but way too crowded and impersonal. The bar area is small and you have to stay there for the happy hour deals, thought that was weird. Service was average. prices were good and the Pizzas were great. more

Can't Find a Reason To Go Back 6/10/2010

Let's start with the positve. The bar area is pretty comfortable , gets a nice crowd and the place has a generally nice appearance. The bar area is set up so you can have after work office get togethers and all sit together. Pros: cocktails...ambience Cons: food....parking... food more

Happy happy hrs. 4/14/2009

Palomino Euro Bistro offers happy happy hrs. before or after UCLA Royce Hall performance or Bruins home... more

All the pretense with none of the quality. 10/22/2008

I don't know what it is that people see in this place. I've been there a number of times, usually for business dinners, and I have been uniquely unimpressed each time. The menu is overly ambitious, with too much window dressing for the core of each dish. Prices are very high given what they wind up delivering on the table. The wait staff is garden-variety, unimpressive, and generally exhibits ""attitude"" towards the customers. Give this one a pass. They've figured out the pretense and the pricing but are woefully inadequate in living up to the image they think they're projecting. Pros: Not much Cons: Price, service, food quality more

Utterly disappointed! 8/31/2008

We've four of us, ordering a variety of appetizers and main courses. All the dishes were no good. The taste of all dishes was very strong, probably because of all the spices and sauce added. That covers all the fresh taste of the food. It turns out the Paella was too sour (too many lemon pieces), the soup was too spicy (it's supposed a mushroom soup!), and the fish and scallop tasted without any freshness. Even the wine that we ordered was very disappointing. Overall, we think that this restaurant is overrated and we will not go back again. more

Happy hour rocks! 7/7/2008

Palomino is great, especially as a bar that's a little more upscale but doesn't have to be pricey: their happy hour makes that possible. The food is suprisingly tasty- the gorgonzola fries and the tomato basil pizza were seasoned perfectly and had just the right amount of salt to please any ""drunchies"" that may have occured as a result of the $2 glasses of wine. Plus, it has great ambiance: low lighting makes it comfortable and relaxed even during the evening bustle. Pros: Happy hour, atmosphere Cons: Bartenders have a hard time keeping tabs straight more

Great Happy Hour! 12/17/2007

This is hands down one of the top bars in the Westside. Dinner is not too bad either and the price is reasonable. I happen to order Salmon often and it is always cooked perfectly to order. One of the few restaurants in Westwood (if not all of LA) which is open late. Pros: Great happy hour food. Even the $3 happy hour wine is not bad! Cons: Parking is a pain. Sometimes valet is not the greatest if you plan on staying late. more

Eaten here twice. Wonderful, attentive service without be... 6/29/2007

Eaten here twice. Wonderful, attentive service without being overbearing. They make their ice cream and... more

okay food, terrible service 5/20/2007

three friends and i recently visited this establishment for dinner. i have previously been here for drinks and it was fine. i had never had dinner here and had no bad expereince from my past visit so i had no objection when someone suggested we dine here. while we were seated promptly even without reservations (it was 8:30 pm), everything went down hill from there. we were informed that the oven was broken so my friend (who was visiting from out of town) was told she could not have the chicken she wanted. she asked if she could have the crab cakes and was again told she could not have that either. the server did not make any suggestions and only did so after we asked him whether he had any suggestions given that my friend had already asked for 2 different entrees and was told they did not have it. she ended up ordering the paella, which was just ok. another friend had the steak frites, which she liked. i ordered the pork chop, which was just ok. when the bill came, we promptly paid, the server came and told us that we shorted him by $1 and just wanted to let us know. we, of course, busted out with our calculators in our cell phones and calculated that we had tipped him about 18%. we then realized that he wanted more tip. we got out of the table feeling disgusted because we came to the conclusion that that server's conduct was in poor taste (i think that tips are earned for good service and not automatically given.) we complained to the hostess, who was very apologetic but a man next to her (who also worked there) tried to explain that mistakes happen when the party is large. my friend explained that there were only 4 of us. he then proceeded to accuse my friend of yelling. my friend's voice was calm and even keeled the whole time. i will NEVER come back here. SERVICE WAS HORRID!!! more

Awesome Bar 4/2/2007

We visit Palomino regularly, it is one of the best places in westwood. The bar, can't rave enough about it! everything is delish from pom-martini to selection of colorful mojitos, wish they would bring back the cran-drop. Food is wonderful! appetizer we usually get is the sampler, it has oven rosted garlic with Brie incredible. Try the almond crusted scallops , it is wonderful. Love this place, and the manager soooooo nice and accommodating. Pros: Atmosphere, bar, food, service & everything Cons: It can get a little tight with the after work crowd more

Best prices after 10pm 3/20/2007

I've strangely never heard of this place (though it's walking distance from my apartment) until my friends took me out here for my birthday. They have this awesome deal where appetizers and certain drinks are half-off after 10:00pm... We ordered about 9 appetizers and 3 drinks and it came out to $90, which is really cheap! Our favorites were the calamari, their thin crust pizzas, the garlic peppered chicken. I ordered the mango mojito (which wasn't half-off), which was not too strong, but perfectly sweet. But if you want to get bar seating, you might want to get their a bit earlier to secure a spot (it gets pretty crowded on the weekends). Though it's right next to UCLA, the crowd didn't seem like college students, but an older crowd of professionals... I even sat next to a UCLA professor! Pros: great happy hour, delicious appetizers, mojitos Cons: pretty crowded on weekends more

Totally Overrated 1/24/2007

After listening to tons of raves about Palomino, I took my boyfriend there for dinner one night.. There was a long wait to be seated (twenty minutes) and an even longer wait for our food. He got a seafood dish that was good but not great; I got a bowl of plain spaghetti drenched in oil, with unappealing chicken shreds thrown on top. The guy at the next table even leaned over and asked how our meals were, complaining that his was not that great! For the price and reviews, I was expecting more. I do not plan on going to Palomino again, although I do hear that it's happy hour is amazing and cheap. more

Best Happy Hour anywhere! 11/22/2006

They have the best happy hour in town! All the appetizers are 1/2 price and they are great. Grilled clams, crab and artichoke dip, grilled shrimp, etc. etc. They have wine (red and white) for $2.99/glass, awesome and not bad. They also have a version of a cosmo for $4.99, can't beat it. The environment is upscaled, lots of business types because they are in the heart of Westwood. Great place to meet up with friends or business colleagues and have a great time for not a lot of money Pros: great happy hour Cons: no place to park on the street, must valet more

Best Happy Hour in Westwood 10/22/2006

Hands-down you'll find the best Happy Hour here. A nice classy atmosphere and excellent crab and artichoke dip. If you sign up for their newsletter, they even send you a discount! more

Good food but poor service 10/12/2006

The food is solid but the service is poor. I had a decent size piece of plastic in my ravioli (which I almost choked on) and all they did was comp us a cup of coffee. All they had to do was apologize and at least offer to comp the ravioli... more

Really good restaurant all the way around 10/1/2006

My boyfriend and I tried this restaurant because we had received a $20 gift card. And I am so glad that we did. The atmosphere is nice - not too formal or casual. The menu is awesome..great selection. The food and drinks are not ridiculously overpriced. Draft beer was $4.75..appetizers under 10 bucks..entrees for about 20. My boyfriend had the asiago crusted scallops, and could not say enough good things about them. He ended by saying that it was probably the best plate of food he'd ever had in his life. I had the parmesan crusted stuffed chicken. It, too was to die for. I also had a bowl of portabello mushroom soup and the tiramisu - both delicious. The server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The group next to us was celebrating a birthday. This would be a great place for a special occasion or first date. A little pricey for everyday meals, but worth every penny. Pros: Food, menu, drinks Cons: hard to find street parking - only valet more

Great Happy Hour for food and drinks. 8/28/2006

Our powercouple adventure landed us in the middle of Westwood to enjoy the popular Palomino's happy hour. We had the dungeoness crab artichoke dip, calamari, and salmon gravlax. The gravlax is new and it needs more toasted bread served with it. The calamari is plentiful with aioli and a tomato-based sauce. On past visits, the pizza was sub-par. The mojito drinks are highly recommended. more

Good food, great wait staff 7/15/2006

A good place for a nice sitdown dinner. The food was served quickly. The waitress recommended the mojitos...and she was right...they were great! A good value for the money. The only slightly negative thing is that the decor was a little strange. Pros: great mojitos, good food, great wait staff more

Best low key restaurant around! 7/6/2006

Has something for everyone! Even UCLA students on budgets can afford some items on this huge menu. Happy hour and after 10:00 appetizers 1/2 off. The service is phenomenal as is the food. I eat there at least twice a week and have never been disappointed with my food. Try the ten sage drink, its the best gin drink I've had in my life! Hands down, best restaurant to take friends (when you're not looking for la scene) or family! Pros: Everything Cons: One cocktail server with major attitude more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    With magenta-and-tangerine taffeta curtains, potted palm trees and a bright blue Matisse reproduction, Palomino is all upscale Vegas-style glitz. The bold decor fits well with...

  • 12/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Westwood, West LA

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