A staple in Downtown Santa Cruz for more then two decades. Come in for a cocktail in the cantina and one of our famous seafood entrees in the dining room.
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Local establishment
- Reservations accepted
- Kids menu
- Phone: 831-425-7575
- Fax: 831-426-1720
Fun Santa Cruz mainstay isn't your typical taqueria
San Jose Mercury News Review By Aleta Watson
Originally Published in January 2006
After a steady diet of combination plates with rice and beans at the sort of Mexican restaurants where beer signs qualify as art, El Palomar in downtown Santa Cruz is an unexpected treat.
To be sure, Palomar offers rice and beans with its entrees, but the rice is fluffy, the beans well-seasoned and the accompanying dishes are cooked with care from fresh ingredients. What's more, the elegant Spanish revival dining room and cheerful cantina lift dinner out of the eat-and-run category. This is a place to celebrate special events in style with praiseworthy renditions of familiar Mexican dishes and fruity margaritas. Factor in handmade corn tortillas and the restaurant is irresistible.
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