Fine Dining on Pier Plaza? Palmilla in Hermosa Beach is featured in this episode of 2 Minute Reviews. Host Steve Napolitano takes us on a tour of the Pier Plaza restaurant. This video was produced by Civic Couch for Talk About LA.
It’s significant that Palmilla shares a name with a luxurious resort in Mexico. This is a distinctly upscale version of Mexican cuisine. Instead of imagining a border cantina you should consider a spa villa with an ocean view, with a bottle of bubbly in the ice bucket on the balcony. While the flavors in the […]
There’s a subtle sexiness to the décor at Palmilla. It starts even before you’re inside with the colored lights and mosaic designs on the exterior set an exotic and mysterious tone. You might invite the object of your affections to dine out there if the weather is pleasant and enjoy the play of light and […]
The original margarita cocktail was a simple concoction of tequila with citrus and a dash of Triple Sec orange liqueur. The salted rim was a later addition and maybe the first of many variations. Subsequent variations have included agave nectar, chipotle chili, mango, jalapeno, and raspberries. You can taste the classic and the spinoffs in […]
Lest you think that Palmilla is only a place for tequila, take a gander at their extensive cocktail list.
Whether you’re enjoying Palmilla’s ceviches, Carne Tampiquena perfumed by a wood fire, or one of their regional specialties, it’s a gourmet experience.
Our readers show an adventurous streak this year, selecting the most modern Mexican restaurant in the South Bay. The menu and decor here are like nothing else in the area. You dine in an Aztec fantasyland by the light of candles and overhead lanterns, next to a bar that looks like a shrine to tequila. […]
Palmilla has mastered the art of the modern margarita with concoctions ranging from raspberry serrano to sweet chipotle and fresh, spicy mango. The ingredients are what sets Palmilla’s margaritas apart Bartenders like the affable Kevin Williams pluck market-fresh watermelon, mint, limes and cucumber from a beautiful menagerie of fixings lining the marble bar. Unlike other […]
Lest you think that Palmilla is only a place for tequila, take a gander at their extensive martini list. Manny Hinojsa, the brand mixologist for Bacardi, is the brains behind a craft cocktail list that features the Cabo Cosmo, the Mexican Hot Chocolate Martini, and the locally beloved Jalapeño Cucumber Martini. To make the local […]
Palmilla Cocina y Tequila, as the name suggests, takes its tequila seriously. They offer over 150 premium tequilas including Corzo Blanco, Cazadores Blanco, Patron Silver, Don Julio Blanco, Corzo Reposado, Cazadores Reposado,Sauza Hornitos Reposado, and Don Julio Reposado. As Bartender Kevin Williams explained, people are starting to enjoy tequila in new ways. “It’s not just […]
Behind the bar at Palmilla, the stack of bottles of clear and amber liquid looks like a shrine to tequila. That’s probably because it is one – the people who set up this bar have a respect for that elixir that borders on worship. The great names are here, as well as some you have […]
Another nod for cocktails goes to Palmilla for best martini. Though the martini choices are extensive, the online community seemingly has chosen the jalapeno cucumber martini as its favorite, with mentions of the popular cocktail mentioned in many an online review. The chocolate martini, which is made with tequila, is almost as popular and is […]
Beau at Palmilla gets the nod this year for best waiter in the South Bay. His smile and laugh are contagious and add levity this high-end Mexican spot. Racing around the restaurant, taking care of his guests with skill and joy, Beau removes any pretention that the sophisticated outfit might otherwise relay. You can tell […]