The Experience

The ExperienceAbout

Since El Palomar’s opening in 1983, Jose and Amelia Espinoza have been serving Santa Cruz unique and fresh Mexican cuisine inspired by authentic family recipes. Our commitment to excellence has continuously earned El Palomar the award of “Best Mexican Restaurant in Santa Cruz.”

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El Palomar boasts a full bar with an extensive, hand-picked tequila selection. We also feature a Taco Bar for those on the go, as well as banquet and catering services to bring the experience to any event or location.


Join us for Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch or our weekday Happy Hour specials.