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la paloma

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South City Centre
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Ive Seen on their Facebook la paloma is relocating from great spot but I'm confused I've seen la paloma had been sold lately on Owen properties so i wonder if restaurant will be still or just owners opening something else ?there we wanted to go there for birthday dinner in two weeks

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1 Thank Carolinegirls
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

The three of us really enjoyed our visit. The difference between this, and other restaurants we tried, is that the owner was present. It is apparent that he (and his staff) actually want you to enjoy the eating experience they offer. Has the relaxed air of a Mediterranean restaurant Try the Calamari salad and/or the colourful eggs! You can't go... More 

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Thank A K
Sale, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Lovely restaurant. Very clean. Great food. Good quality. Good service. Good variety of choices. Specials board. Cheaper than most restaurants in this location. Very friendly owner.

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Thank Teresa C
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

My friends and I recently went to La Paloma for some food and drinks. We were looking for something fun and were not disappointed. The decor, the music the complete feel of the lace makes it feel you're back on holidays in Spain. It was great. We went initially as they had loads of different types of Sangria which were... More 

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Thank sandra p
Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

It's never appeared to be an easy thing to me to find a place for good food in Temple Bar. I'm just an occasional tourist here, which is why I am pointing people to La Paloma, a restaurant I visit every time in Dublin. I like the energy of Temple Bar, and hanging out at Gogarty's, and I'll always start... More 

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Thank Clem2000
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We've been a few times and never had a bad meal. There's always a welcoming smile, good food, value for money. We'd definitely recommend it for locals and visitors and we'll be back again.

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Thank Louise H
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

we recently visited La Paloma by chance as we were looking for somewhere to eat and spotted this place as we were walking down the alley to get to Temple Bar. the food was fantastic easily the best we had in Dublin and i would highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Mikeyb32
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

My family and I had a lovely meal at La Paloma in December while visiting Dublin over the New Year's Holiday! The food was excellent, presentation beautiful and the sangria was great too. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Cindy F
Jeff B, Manager at la paloma, responded to this review

Thank you Cindy ,what a lovely review ,it's fab cheers you made our day Gracias. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Very bad experience, shockingly inattentive service and low standard food! Spanish restaurant??? Inedible patatas bravas, we asked server if they are frozen and how they are cooked, and of course answer was that they are cooked fresh, apparently in pan, then in fryer and then again in pan with mojo sauce....sounded like guy did not have a clue about dish,... More 

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2 Thank Edgar19866
Jeff B, Manager at la paloma, responded to this review

La Paloma is 24 years serving fine food and drinks to the Dublin public,mostly its great meeting and looking after our friends and customers ,you pay your money your entitled to your opinion and nowadays everyone wants to broadcast their opinions on Patatas bravas or whatever.All our potato dishes are made in house ,why would we bother with frozen stuff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Another fantastic meal in La Paloma tonight; a quirky, friendly, family-run business in the centre of Dublin. Probably the most interesting restaurant in town. I've ordered the entire menu over the past 10 years or so. Actually, I haven't tried the pork belly but, still, never a bad meal. I don't usually write reviews but this place is outstanding. I've... More 

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Thank FlyIre
Jeff B, General Manager at la paloma, responded to this review

Thank you flyire ,you made our day in fact you made our week ,cheers for the positive words.It is great to be told we did good,so a big thumbs up from Nuria,Fernanda,Marge and the guys without hair( they are saving up to buy some wigs ) cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?