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Paloma Tequileria Brings Late Night Latin Cuisine to Hollywood

Written by Jane Emery

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).

Photo: Alen Lin

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.

LATP Chief Jane Emery at Paloma Hollywood.

LATP Chief Jane Emery at Paloma Hollywood trying the Jalapeno margarita.

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.

Great bar, great classic Mexican food, great space and the best tequila cocktails in Hollywood!

Great bar, great classic Mexican food, great space and the best tequila cocktails in Hollywood! Photo: Alen Lin

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.

Photo: Kristine Nite

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.

Must try the Filet Mignon Burrito (filet mignon, guac, cheese and salsa) Flavors are outstanding. Photos: Kristine Nite

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:

Happy Hour Specials: 4 pm to 7 pm Daily
411  4 Tacos + 1 Beer + 1 Tequila ($14)
222 – 2 Tacos + 2 Beers +2 Tequilas ($22)
Three Tacos – Chicken Tinga, Veggie or Grilled Chicken ($6)
Media Quesadilla – Chicken or Veggie ($6)
Nachos con tu Prima – Chicken Tinga ($6)
Burrito de Pollo – con guacamole and queso ($6)

The 7,000 sq ft. space boasts an indoor patio, multiple private event spaces, a lounge complete with fireplace, and two bars. Photo: Alen Lin

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.

Restaurateur Adolfo Suaya at Paloma Hollywood

Restaurateur Adolfo Suaya at 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.

Hours: 4 pm to 2 am Daily
Phone: 323-498-5874
Instagram: @PalomaHollywood


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Jane Emery