About Palacio

115 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Enjoy modern American Cuisine in our beautiful dining room or specialty cocktails at the bar. Spacious indoor and outdoor private event spaces are available for any size group.



Located in the historic Coggeshall Mansion in Downtown Los Gatos, Palacio truly is an unrivaled sensory experience. The name “palacio,” meaning mansion or palace in Spanish, is an ode to the beautiful old building. Our Victorian Queen Anne building was constructed in 1891 and has housed a restaurant for more than thirty years.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Grill

Hours of Operation:
Closed Monday

Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday - 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday/Sunday Brunch - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Happy Hour 4 - 6 Daily

Cross Street:
Grays Ln.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 402-3811

Website:
http://www.palaciorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Palacio has a full catering menu for any type of event, no party is too big or too small.

Parking Details:
- 2hr Street Parking
- Underground parking in Lot #4 on Railroad Way between Elm and Gray’s, Unlimited

Private Party Facilities:
Palacio Restaurant offers several private and semi-private dining rooms. We will work with you to create a custom menu and ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable dining experience.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole So: 8887429634

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private rooms available for corporate and personal events.

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Promotions

Bottomless Mimosas

Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Details
Enjoy Bottomless Mimosas during brunch service for $15!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Feb 20, 2016 - May 14, 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Serving a 3 course Prix Fixe Brunch from 10-3pm, includes a raspberry citrus sparkling sangria for mom. 49 per person. Regular kids menu available
Also, "kids room" upstairs!
Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $49.00

Sunday May 8, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Details
Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $49.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid on Sunday May 8, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Palacio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

great for outdoor dining (31)
romantic (25)
special occasion (23)
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fit for foodies (21)
neighborhood gem (18)
good for groups (17)
great for brunch (11)
notable wine list (10)
vibrant bar scene (8)
scenic view (8)
kid-friendly (8)
great for lunch (7)
hot spot (7)
late-night find (3)
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

OK tapas / drinks in a prime location

Dined on April 23, 2016

My wife and I have walked past Palacio many times in the past, and we finally went for a pre-show dinner date night. Since there were sprinkles of rain outside, we decided to sit inside, though I think outside would have been preferable. At the time (6:30pm, Friday night) there were a few groups with rather noisy infants / toddlers, which was a bit distracting. The food was enjoyable, but certainly not groundbreaking, and the service was nice. Cocktails were also good. Overall, it wasn't an earth shattering culinary experience, but it was nice enough for a quick bite. They do have a rather great ambiance and location, in an old victorian house right on Santa Cruz Ave in downtown Los Gatos, and I as hinted at earlier, I think sitting outside would have been preferrable.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service3

Food was awesome. I've got sea bass and ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Food was awesome. I've got sea bass and my wife git salmon. Oysters were fresh and tasty. Red sangria is a must.

food3
ambience3
service3

Salmon came luke warm to cold. They too ...

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Salmon came luke warm to cold. They took it back, same piece, and brought it back... overcooked. Getting the food was slow. May come back for drinks but not a meal. Disappointed

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great for date/friends/family. Nice place in Gatos

Dined on April 16, 2016

Perfect date spot, or fun place with friends and family. Delicious food.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Food was great!

Dined on April 16, 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed ourselves. We enjoy sitting outdoors only as the inside seating has quite a dark atmosphere. The service on this occasion was very disappointing - very slow. We had to wait at least fifteen minutes before someone came to check if anyone had served us. Dinner was served fine but then came dessert. Another 25 minutes before someone checked to see if we wished to order anything. Turns out the bartender was supposed to be our waitress also and being a busy evening everything took too long. This is quite inexcusable.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Good food, enjoyable atmosphere

Dined on April 15, 2016

We sat on the main floor, in middle of seating area and did not feel crowded. For starter we had oysters (OK), and the spinach strawberry salad, which was had a surprisingly nice combination of ingredients - loved it. My wife ordered Seared Ahi, which was served on blackened rice, good but not especially notable. I had the Grilled Seabass, which was delicious. Price was slightly on the high side, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a great night out.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

Thank you so much for a fabulous meal!

Dined on April 10, 2016

Thank you so much for a fabulous meal!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

srumptious food, best service ever, good wine.

Dined on April 2, 2016

George and Rita have brought this to another level of an exciting dining experience..we enjoyed unbelievable service by our server Rass. Appetizers such the cerviche..the shrimp and of course the chips and dip were delicious. Sea Bass unbelievable and the huge Lamb Lollipops were amazing. cooked to perfection. Wine selection great. Our go to place for summer. Patio is so beautiful.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Charming

vip
Dined on March 21, 2016

Such a unique and special setting. Food and service were also wonderful. I highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Outstanding food. Our waitress Flower wa ...

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

Outstanding food. Our waitress Flower was fantastic!

food3
ambience4
service4
value2

Food was fine ... but nothing great about it

Dined on March 13, 2016

Food was fine ... but not better that other more ordinary and less pretentious places. Portions are small. Easily runs $30-35 pp, not including any drinks.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

This my was second time at the restauran ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

This my was second time at the restaurant. Love the food. This time the food took an hour to come out. Wasn't too please with. My girlfriend got beans and rice. I have the chicken dish. The restaurant wasn't that busy for the food to take that long.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Underwhelmed

Dined on February 27, 2016

I was excited to try out this restaurant, but our services was so extruciatingly slow that it really soured the whole experience. Our waiter was apologitic and a manager did come by to take out drink orders since it was clear our waiter was tied up with another table. We were all set to order dessert, but after 15 minutes of waiting to give our waiter our order, we just decided we didn't want it any more.

food5
ambience4
service5

Awesome! The tapas (small plates) were e ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

Awesome! The tapas (small plates) were excellent, and service attentive but not intrusive. Will return again.

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Great place - terrible dining music

Dined on February 19, 2016

Most of my ratings would probably be higher if not for the terrible music! I don't want to eat at a dance club... Nothing melodic: it was hip-hop, or techno, or club noise, maybe there was a jangling Eagles song thrown in there. The atmosphere is 50% of the dining experience for me, and completely spoiled if the music is jarring and repetitive. The service was fantastic, and we enjoyed our waiters. My only complaint with the food was the beet salad, which contained about a cup of lettuce, and exactly one very small yellow beet, cut in quarters. When I remarked that the beet content in the "beet salad" was pretty low, the waiter brought me another beet and a half, cut in quarters. If I were going to return, I would definitely call to see if there had been a change in background music.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Food was delicious and excellent custome ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Food was delicious and excellent customer service

food4
ambience2
service5
value3

I was disappointed this time

Dined on February 15, 2016

But only with the seating arrangements ..It was valentines day and my GFs first time to Palacio.. being seated upstairs was not what I wanted. it did not have the same ambiance as being seated downstairs..

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service4

We were here for Valentine's Day and it ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

We were here for Valentine's Day and it was a very enjoyable experience.

food4
ambience3
service4

The food was very good. We will definite ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

The food was very good. We will definitely return to try other menu items

food2
ambience3
service1
value2

Valentine's Day

Dined on February 15, 2016

Way pricey even for Valentines Day. Never thought I would experience a tough Filet, but here we did. Server with an attitude, impatient, reviewed the menu quickly and was curt with answers to our questions. Did not get a coffee refill or dessert until management got involved. I am disabled, and the greeter at the front was quite helpful. The Testarossa cab was outstanding, but again, very pricey. We may try Palacio again on a less hectic occasion, but never on Valentine's Day.

food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Great food but lousy food planning

Dined on February 15, 2016

Multiple items were sold out on Valentine's Day and we were there at 6:15pm

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service4
value2

Palacio - Up-scale Mexicano

Dined on February 15, 2016

This was our second visit to Palacio, and I was a bit underwhelmed by the food. Food was O.K., no complaints, but I was expecting something better based on our first visit. Service was good. We were seated upstairs, which just didn't have the same atmosphere as the main floor. More of a Cali-Mex cuisine than traditional Mexican. I would say give it a try, and see if you can get a table on the main floor.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a wonderful experience

Dined on February 15, 2016

Palacio was perfect for our family of three. Paella was amazing, daughter's crispy chicken delicious, husband's tacos delicious, drinks always superb, and the service over the top. We enjoyed a lively dinner on the terrace with a romantic ambiance and soft music in the background. Thank you for a wonderful evening Palacio.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Romantic Date Destination

Dined on February 15, 2016

Guys, if you want to impress your girl, take her here. Great, different food….incredible ambiance. Very romantic!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience1
service2
value2

An unusual disappointment on Valentines Day...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Went on Valentines Day with the family. Not that many people inside however the music was super loud. Asked the waitress to please have it turned down. Never saw her make the request to the bartender, so it was loud the entire time we were there. Food took 45 minutes to get to us - and not the usual scrumptous meal - seemed to be put together in a rush. I usually have a good experience at Palacio's but this one was far from the usual. We made reservations well in advance of VD, however they weren't prepared for the customers they had - not sure why. Anyway, will likely give Palacio's another chance, just disappointed that VD was such a bust.

food3
ambience3
service4

We went here a day prior to Valentine's ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We went here a day prior to Valentine's Day and were sitter in the main finding room by the door that takes you outside and it was a very cold night.... Needless to say very inconvenient as we were in the path to everyone bringing the food out and the door was being opened every other minute.. We wore our coats the entire time. Then the food took over 40minutes to come out, however our server was apologetic and kept bringing us chips and guacamole to accommodate the wait.. Their menu was also not as appealing for a night before Valentine's Day.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Romantic night out

Dined on February 14, 2016

I came here for Valentines Day dinner with my fiance and everything was fantastic. The food was amazing, the server was attentive and friendly. Will definitely come back here.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service3

Overall I found the small plates to be r ...

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Overall I found the small plates to be rather large and I thought most of the food that we sampled was somewhat under seasoned. We had the braised short ribs, mushroom risotto, and chips and guacamole.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Good Call !

Dined on January 30, 2016

First time here-referral . Service was excellent our waiter was very helpful . His choice in wine was excellent. Food was above average .

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We enjoyed it very much.

Dined on January 18, 2016

We enjoyed it very much. I asked for a quiet able since we were discussing a business deal . they more than accommodated us. Wonderful food, good service, friendly staff. I would do it again. One of our favorite brunch places. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Nice small group evening meal

Dined on January 15, 2016

Enjoyed a meal with the family, all of us adults. Five of us on a Thursday evening. Not crowded. I found parking on the street; for the other car there was parking behind the restaurant. Small fried tortillas and guac and salsa to start. They have tapa-like small plates as well as entres. I had a nice tasty bowl of squash soup and paella. There was a glitch in ordering that they quickly remedied. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Nice choice.

Tags: good for groups
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

Sat. night at Palacio's

Dined on January 10, 2016

We went there for 2X previously, both on Sun. nights. Atmosphere was lovely, not crowded, not noisy. Sat. night was full, loud and the manager seated us first at an awful table next to the kitchen where the view was of the kitchen. I asked to move and was told the other possible 2 person tables had been reserved. I told him we had also reserved! He finally moved us to a quieter table away from the kitchen, but the whole interaction plus the crowd made us unwilling to ever try a Sat. night there again, and took some of the shine off our previous good experiences there!

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Awesome service, great ambiance.

Dined on December 27, 2015

Awesome service, great ambiance. I had asked for a table with a good view. They gave us that, inspite of us being late. The waitress was awesome and made the right suggestions. Would have preferred if tea was warmer

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

different than expected...

Dined on December 19, 2015

We booked this reservation believing we were going to a restaurant with Latin based entrees (online menu). It was very different. The entree choices consisted of lamb, seabass, scallops, filet, paella, etc -very American, not even a Latin twist. They had a guacamole and tacos as appetizers and that was about it. The cocktail menu had one, maybe two, margaritas... The food was pricey for the amount you received; the service was too attentive-we had to turn him away four times before we were ready to actually place our order (we had immediately explained we were meeting family to celebrate the holidays and wanted to take it slow). All in all, a very mediocre experience, though the surroundings are beautiful; and it was warm inside on a cold and rainy night. I might be willing to try them again for lunch, but probably not dinner. The manager was making the rounds and stopped by the table to ask about our meal; but, really, we didn't want to further dampen the meal by engaging in conversation about our disappointments....it's just easier to let it go.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

We enjoyed our visit to Palacio as alway ...

vip
Dined on December 16, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Palacio as always. Food was good, the manager waited on us and every thing went well. We have always considered Pallacio near the top of the restaurants we visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Modern Latin food in Victorian Los Gatos mansion

Dined on December 13, 2015

Best guacamole around, wonderful appetizers with a Latin twist, great new bar management with a flair for fresh and tasty libations. Palacio is a stylish place to impress friends and family with its superb food, ambiance and downtown Los Gatos location. The historic building is set back from the street so it is not noisy. A real gem in Los Gatos.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Impeccable service and hearty prepared f ...

Dined on December 10, 2015

Impeccable service and hearty prepared food. warmed our hearts on a cold night.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious!

vip
Dined on November 27, 2015

I have always wanted to try this restaurant because it is housed in a grand Victorian. I am so glad I did! Our group of 7 ate lunch here. It was very quiet that day, but I imagine it is usually bustling. The waiter was very attentive to our gluten free and nut free requests. I had the chicken bacon sandwich without the bread, and it was wonderful. Juicy, flavorful, with a Greek yogurt sauce. I didn't miss the bread at all. We will definitely return for dinner sometime.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Beautiful restaurant that's right in down-town LG

Dined on November 23, 2015

Beautiful restaurant that's right in down-town LG. The outdoor seating is great, as long as its not too cold outside. All the appetizers were good but the main dishes were average.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience1
service2

Go in Summer, AC on in winter was awful.

Dined on November 9, 2015

Summer meal was great, but winter with AC on us, was awful. We asked to be moved, not happening. Asked for them to adjust AC, not happening. So we sat there for a long time, waiting for food. Food was good. Service poor. Wait for food long. We had to wear our scarves and jackets the entire time.

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