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 Teri Marin

Palmilla: Best of the Beach 2018 Tequila, Martini Bar

Palmilla: Best of the Beach 2018 Tequila, Martini Bar

  During Happy Hour on a recent Friday afternoon, a customer was sipping a cucumber-jalapeño martini made with Hendrick’s gin. She imbibed slowly, both out of caution for its potency and out of reverence for its taste. “It’s delicious,” the woman pronounced. “Delicious” takes on a whole new meaning inside Palmilla, an upscale Mexican restaurant […]

 Teri Marin

Palmilla: Best of the Beach 2018 Mexican (over $30), Sunday Brunch

Palmilla: Best of the Beach 2018 Mexican (over $30),  Sunday Brunch

The interior is startling, unlike any Mexican restaurant you’ve seen before, and that’s appropriate. It sets your expectations higher, and those expectations are met. Palmilla serves Mexican food with mellow but flavorful sauces that enhance quality ingredients like fresh seafood and prime beef. It’s almost counterintuitive that this works since our expectations are so different, […]

 Kevin Cody

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila in Hermosa Beach (Video)

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila in Hermosa Beach (Video)

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.

 Ryan McDonald

Best bartender: JD Ciasulli (male) and Abby Kahan (female), Palmilla

JD Ciasulli and Abby Kahan have been at Palmilla since it opened in fall 2011. In that time, craft cocktails have exploded in popularity, with bartenders across the country donning suspenders and churning out elaborate libations. The trend has had its own iteration in Hermosa Beach. On the one hand, Palmilla’s high-concept Mexican fare is […]

 Special Contributor

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Margarita and Best Tequila: Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Margarita and Best Tequila: Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila’s 150 high quality tequilas and use of fresh fruit allows its mixologists to forge toward a new frontier of margaritas while paying homage to the originals. The expansive tequila list enables guests to develop their own margaritas. 39 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 374-4440. palmillarestaurant.com

 Richard Foss

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Mexican Over $20: Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

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 […]

 Richard Foss

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Romantic Dinner, Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

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 […]

 Richard Foss

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Margarita: Palmilla

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 […]

 Special Contributor

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila: Best Cocktails

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila: Best Cocktails

Lest you think that Palmilla is only a place for tequila, take a gander at their extensive cocktail list.

 Richard Foss

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila: Mexican over $20

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila: Mexican over $20

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.

 Richard Foss

Mexican over $10: Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

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. […]

 Special Contributor

Best margarita: Palmilla

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 […]

 Special Contributor

Best martini: Palmilla

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 […]

 Special Contributor

Best tequila bar: Palmilla

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 […]

 Richard Foss

Best Tequilla bar: Palmilla

Best Tequilla bar: Palmilla

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 […]

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