We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Palomino

1410 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-4212
+1 256-355-4464
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 days ago
“Great food, mostly authentic”
21 Jun 2017
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1410 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-4212
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (17)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food at a bit of a steeper price. Well worth it for some authentic Mexican food. You don't find food like this much in Decatur and don't find many places that offer outside dining. I'd recommend the chicken burrito (chicken, rice,beans, and I forget...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered several options and they were all delicious and freshly prepared!! Tamales, tacos, chimichanga, guacamole, churros!! Seriously amazing!! Even bought more guac to go!

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I stop there almost every time I go through Decatur. I have been stopping here for years. It is the best I have ever eaten anywhere including Texas. Me encantan los tacos de lengua.

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If loving their food is wrong, I don't want to be right. You can taste the pride in every item prepared by Salvador and his family. I hesitate to single out one item because I encourage you to try them all. Save room for a...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot throughout the southeastern US and have about given up on finding good authentic Mexican food. The positive reviews for El Palomino were enough to convince us to give this small place a try. We're glad we did!

Thank Wild_Place_Finder
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been wanting to check this place out for a while and finally got the opportunity to do so this weekend. This place is authentic Mexican food and very good. I had a beef taco and a steak burrito and both were the best I've...More

1  Thank Lance F
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Looking for a decent Mexican place to eat while in town, found a very authentic Mexican Taqueria. Good, tasty and fresh food.

Thank T8327HFrosam
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I go here frequently. The service is very friendly, and the food is absolutely amazing. It's no frills-you can either pull through the drive through or sit at the picnic tables outside the building to eat.

Thank DRB5340
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I love Mexican food but have been unable to find really good Spanish rice. This place has it and more! The tamales are out of this world, the rice is beyond good and the chips and salsa are really good too. Saturday seems to be...More

Thank AutumnFlame1005
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is so authentic. No frills, just great food. My favorite is the Chile Relleno so that is what I always get. It is served with steak, rice and beans and corn tortillas, $9.95. Unbelievable.

Thank Kathleen F
Nearby Restaurants
Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que
635 reviews
.67 km away
whitts barbecue
56 reviews
.93 km away
Java Jaay Cafe
18 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
111 reviews
5.19 km away
Point Mallard Waterpark
193 reviews
4.35 km away
Cook's Natural Science Museum
67 reviews
.61 km away
Delano Park
28 reviews
1.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Palomino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 6th Ave SE, Decatur, AL 35601-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-355-4464
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing