Paloma Hollywood – An LA’s The Place Top Pick
Would you like some great Latin cuisine with your cocktails? At Paloma Hollywood, you’re in luck – the latest venture from acclaimed LA restaurateur Adolfo Suaya has all the mezcal-based craft cocktail libations you’d want to quench your thirst, as well as a smartly-curated classic Latin cuisine menu to satisfy the munchies with organic meats, locally-sourced vegetables, and tortillas made from scratch daily, of course. This is Hollywood, after all (right on Hollywood Blvd, between Ivar and Vine, to be exact).
But let’s start with the drinks you can expect from this glitzy bar/restaurant/lounge/hot spot. Paloma Hollywood could hardly get away with not serving palomas, so you’ll certainly find this refreshing cocktail on the menu, both on draft and in seasonal variations. In fact, Paloma Hollywood prides itself on its tequila selection and the many thirst-quenching concoctions you can create from the hallowed intoxicant. If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of the 200-plus mezcals and tequilas in stock.
Perhaps start out with Bozal Tobasiche, made from a wild agave that requires a dozen (or more) years to mature, or Paloma’s signature drink: the Canary in a Coal Mine cocktail with charcoal-infused tequila.
If your tastes don’t run to tequila, no worries. Paloma also features a number of craft wines and local beers from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and other California communities.
What’s better than a tequila cocktail? A tequila cocktail accompanied by hearty tacos, burritos, quesadillas, chips, guacamole, and other accompaniments. Paloma’s select menu will cure your hunger pangs with chicken tinga tacos, filet mignon or shrimp burritos, veggie quesadillas, steak entrees, and even a salad, among a number of other options.
You can look forward to top-notch ingredients comprising your meal; in fact, all of the produce is sourced from the nearby Hollywood Farmers Market. And fear not – Paloma will not subject you to onions in the house-made guacamole, which any avocado connoisseur can tell you.
Whether you drop by for Paloma Hollywood’s happy hour specials or late night vibe (the kitchen is open until midnight), know this: Arrive thirsty and even a little hungry. Whether you’re on the patio or under the gorgeous overhead lamps, Paloma will take care of your senses from there.
If earlier in the evening suits you, check out the great Happy Hour specials:
411 – 4 Tacos + 1 Beer + 1 Tequila ($14)
Adolfo Suaya is an Argentine-American restaurateur, hotelier, and television host. He has founded or financed numerous Southern California restaurants and bars including Gaucho Grill, Dolce, the Lodge, Osaka, and others, and has partnered with son, Kelian Suaya with Paloma Hollywood.
Adolfo wanted to change our interpretation of late night spots on Hollywood Blvd. There is no reason a bar can’t have delicious food. Serving food till midnight.