I've been going to La Paloma for decades. Went there the other night. Food was great as usual. I paid the bill with a $50 gift certificate (pristine condition) my wife found while cleaning a cabinet. She got it as a birthday gift five years ago. The waitress brings the gift certificate back with the cover ripped off, stapled to several receipts, the $50 crossed out, and $6.xx initialed & circled. The total bill was $27 - $6. I asked for an explanation. She said that I had used the certificate before and there was only $6 left. So ... I'm left with their word against mine. The owner was there, my wife noted his picture with his wife on the wall. That is what happened! Believe it or not! I also have noted other negative monetary reviews of La Paloma. Great food, no integrity!