La Paloma Café opened for dinner service last November on Anacapa Street, the former home of the Paradise Café and La Paloma. Now you can enjoy your favorite ranchero creations for both lunch and dinner. Lunch includes pozole, fresh salads, and our famous slow-cooked sides. Or experience brand new classics like the Burnt Ends Brisket & Tri-Tip Bowl, BBQ Pork Burrito, and JT’s Chicken Caesar Gringo.
The original La Paloma was a traditional Mexican restaurant that was operated by the property owners from 1940-1983 at which time the space was leased to the Paradise Café which carried the torch for the next 37 years. Acme Hospitality, owners of many popular area eateries including Helena Avenue Bakery, The Lark, Loquita, and Lucky Penny, bought the business in 2019 and originally planned to continue the Paradise Café brand but the closures caused by COVID-19 created an opportunity to do something new while resurrecting a storied local business name.