Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila, a new modern Mexican restaurant and lounge, is opening in the heart of Hermosa Beach on November 8th! The latest concept from Greg and Ron Newman, Palmilla elevates the South Bay dining scene with regionally influenced contemporary Mexican cuisine, and extensive premium tequila list, hand-shaken cocktails and an upscale vibe. 

After a long running success of their restaurants Baja Sharkeez, Panama Joe’s, the Newman wanted to offer something unique and new to the area. “The Sharkeez brand is synonymous with casual drinking and dining in Hermosa Beach,” says Greg. “But we and our customers are grown up now, and we want to do something that really reflects that.”


Large plates include dishes like Carnitas Michoacan, traditional roasted pork with refried white beans and corn relish; Camarones Veracruz, sautéed prawns with Spanish green olives, tomatoes and capers. And from the wood-fired oven, steaks such as Asada Pasilla con Bisteca, a dry-aged Angus New York strip served with a queso-stuffed grilled pasilla chile and guacamole. And as with many Mexican restaurants, you can also get the classic combination plates pairing chile rellenos, tacos, taquitos, burritos and enchiladas.
The bar features one of the largest premium tequila collections in the South Bay, with an extensive cocktail list created by Manny Hinojsa, the brand mixologist for Bacardi. Margaritas veer from the traditional, made with house-made sweet-and-sour, to the unique concoctions like raspberry and Serrano chile. You’ll also find ingredient-driven cocktails like the Mango-Raspberry Blended Mojito and the Mexican Hot Chocolate Martini. Every drink is made with top-notch spirits, fresh ingredients and house-made syrups. The beer list is unique, featuring several brews from South and Central America, as well as eight Mexican beers poured on tap.
“We like to think that Palmilla is the embodiment of going down to Cabo for a night and being pampered with the best service, best food and best handmade drinks all in this small package,” says Newman.
Palmilla Cocina y Tequila is located 39 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, CA. The restaurant is open for dinner daily from 4pm to Midnight Sunday – Thursday and 4pm to 1:30am Friday-Saturday. Lunch and brunch coming soon. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 310.374.4440. Please visit, and follow Palmilla on FACEBOOK and Twitter @PalmillaHermosa for more information.

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