Westlake’s “hidden jewel” and only authentic Interior Mexican restaurant and bar.
Las Palomas’ menu spans multiple regions of Mexico, as well as the cultures which influenced Mexico’s cuisine, including Spanish, French, South American and Aztec tastes. Our signature Mole, Chile Relleno, Steak Chimichurri and seafood recipes reflect the delicious blend of multiple cultures, honed to perfection by Amelia Corona, our founder. Join us for a culinary trip across Mexico, enhanced by an accompanying glass of wine or fresh lime margarita.
Meet the Owner, MariCarmen Corona Dale
We invite you to come in and taste our time-honored family recipes from throughout interior Mexico. Whether you choose our signature Chile Relleno, Mole Poblano, Seafood Veracruzano or Chipotle, or another item from our extensive menu, we are confident you will find them delicious. Salud!
It’s true; music does make everything better – even Las Palomas’ food! Join us Saturday evenings 6:30-9:30pm for live jazz from S7Ven and delicious Interior Mexican food. Add a refreshing drink from our full bar and wine list, and it’s a terrific threesome!
At Las Palomas, we proudly serve Interior Mexican dishes, but people still ask what the difference is between Interior Mexican and Tex Mex.
Interior Mexican food has been developed over many centuries, based on the foods available in the country. Over 5000 of coastline and countless acres for grazing and agriculture produced a cuisine based on fresh seafood, poultry, pork, vegetables, fruit and corn. Aztec and native origins combined with the influence of European cultures, especially Spain, to develop additional subtle seasonings and flavors, resulting in the Interior Mexican cuisine we know and love today.
Tex Mex developed relatively recently, as settlers arrived in the Texas territory and developed a cuisine based on the traditional Mexican food there, but with the ingredients more easily available, such as wheat flour and beef. Chile powder was useful as a preservative as well as a flavoring, canned beans a necessary accommodation and cheese from dairy cattle added in later years.
Most local restaurants offer primarily Tex Mex menus, but Las Palomas continues to serve the best fresh Interior Mexican cuisine in the Austin area!
It’s been a beautiful day and the evening is forecast to be equally lovely. Don’t stay home with the TV, grab your favorite squeeze, friend or family member and join us for live jazz, delicious food and great drinks. Choose our patio, dining room or bar area – we’ll see you soon…the music starts at 6:30!