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22 Unique and Delicious Palomas to Try, Mapped

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The margarita may be the unofficial drink of Austin, but the city boasts a number of great variations on that other citrusy tequila classic, the paloma. Typically made by mixing tequila with grapefruit soda like Jarritos or Squirt, the drink can also feature fresh grapefruit juice. Since there's a lime crisis on, why not switch over to Texas's state fruit, the grapefruit?

From a classic paloma at El Gallo to Snack Bar's Paloma Punch, there's plenty of grapefruity variation to enjoy. Hit the comments or the tipline to share your favorites.
-Nadia Chaudhury


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Condesa

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400 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
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La Condesa sprinkles a little spice to their palamo with fresh ginger. [Photo: Aimee W./Yelp]

2. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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Enjoy some grapefruity refreshment in the stylish southern setting at the Josephine House.

3. 400 Rabbits

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5701 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 476-1320
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Duck into this bar attached to the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane if you’re looking for a drink before the milkshake you’ll have during the movie. [Photo: Jessica C./Yelp]

4. Justine's Brasserie

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4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 385-2900
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Try this French take on the Mexican drink. [Photo: Loren S./Yelp]

5. Opal Divine's Penn Field

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3601 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-0237
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Benefiting the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas, the pink Sweet Life Palomas are offered in bra-cup sizes, ranging from B Cup (16 oz.) to DD Cup (54 oz.). [Photo: Bacon E./Yelp]

6. Swift's Attic

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315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8200
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The best-named paloma on the list, the Champampaloma Ba Womp Bam Boom tops the cocktail with champagne. [Photo: Bertrand C./Yelp]

7. Bonneville

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202 Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-4643
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Their rendition of the paloma, The Bonneville, adds spiced cinnamon syrup, for a spicy sweet taste. [Photo: Charee M./Yelp]

8. Gourdough's Public House

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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-9070
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If you’re looking for something to wash down the many donuts you’re undoubtable gorging on at Gourdough’s, look no further than its paloma. [Photo: Gourdough’s Public House/Facebook]

9. Porter Ale House

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3715 S 1st St Ste A
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-6299
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Drink a green version of the beverage with the Palamo No Mames, with green chartreuse and cayenne pepper. [Photo: Porter Ale House/Facebook]

10. Rio Rita

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1308 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-3934
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The eastside laid back coffee shop/lounge provides a reliable paloma. [Photo: Dan K./Yelp]

11. Snack Bar

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1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-2626
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The Paloma Punch incorporates apple juice, orange bitters, and both sparkling and rose wines. [Photo: Amber E./Yelp]

12. TNT - Tacos and Tequila

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507 Pressler St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 436-8226
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There is no better place for a paloma than at a tequila bar. [Photo: Leila R./Yelp]

13. Freddie's Place

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1703 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-9197
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Soak up the sun outside at this kid- and dog-friendly place while you sip on the Patio Paloma, with both grapefruit soda and juice. [Photo: Tim S./Yelp]

14. Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

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606 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-9240
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There are two paloma choices at Iron Cactus: the regular one, and the Blackberry Paloma, made with fresh berries. [Photo: Yelp]

15. Benji's Cantina

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716 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-8226
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Instead of tequila, Benji’s Cantina’s Rubi Rojo Paloma uses Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka.

16. Paggi House

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200 Lee Barton Dr
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-3700
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Paggi House adds herbs to the mix with their Cilantro Paloma.

17. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

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401 West 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1500
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Drink a paloma along with one of Austin’s best barbecue spots. [Photo: Nathan H./Yelp]

18. The Container Bar

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90 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4120
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The newest bar on Rainey Street has the Watermelon Paloma, with muddled watermelon and lemonade. [Photo: Colin S./Yelp]

19. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

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1530 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 476-0100
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The Good Life Paloma uses combier pamplemousse, a special grapefruit liqueur. [Photo: Nathan H./Yelp]

20. Verde's Mexican Parrilla

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16018 Hamilton Pool Rd
Austin, TX 78738
(512) 263-0500
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Further west of Austin proper, Verde’s interpretation of the paloma mixes in peach schnapps [Photo: Verde’s Mexican Parrilla/Facebook]

21. Sagra

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1050 East 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 535-5988
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The Italian restaurant throws in dried grapefruit in their Sage Paloma, and is rimmed with pink salt. [Photo: Sagra/Facebook]

22. El Gallo Restaurant

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2910 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-6696
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Sip the cocktail at this old-school Tex-Mex eatery. [Photo: Robert W./Yelp]

1. La Condesa

400 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
La Condesa sprinkles a little spice to their palamo with fresh ginger. [Photo: Aimee W./Yelp]
400 W. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701

2. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Enjoy some grapefruity refreshment in the stylish southern setting at the Josephine House.
1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

3. 400 Rabbits

5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78749
Duck into this bar attached to the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane if you’re looking for a drink before the milkshake you’ll have during the movie. [Photo: Jessica C./Yelp]
5701 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749

4. Justine's Brasserie

4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Try this French take on the Mexican drink. [Photo: Loren S./Yelp]
4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

5. Opal Divine's Penn Field

3601 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Benefiting the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas, the pink Sweet Life Palomas are offered in bra-cup sizes, ranging from B Cup (16 oz.) to DD Cup (54 oz.). [Photo: Bacon E./Yelp]
3601 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

6. Swift's Attic

315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The best-named paloma on the list, the Champampaloma Ba Womp Bam Boom tops the cocktail with champagne. [Photo: Bertrand C./Yelp]
315 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701

7. Bonneville

202 Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701
Their rendition of the paloma, The Bonneville, adds spiced cinnamon syrup, for a spicy sweet taste. [Photo: Charee M./Yelp]
202 Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701

8. Gourdough's Public House

2700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
If you’re looking for something to wash down the many donuts you’re undoubtable gorging on at Gourdough’s, look no further than its paloma. [Photo: Gourdough’s Public House/Facebook]
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

9. Porter Ale House

3715 S 1st St Ste A, Austin, TX 78704
Drink a green version of the beverage with the Palamo No Mames, with green chartreuse and cayenne pepper. [Photo: Porter Ale House/Facebook]
3715 S 1st St Ste A
Austin, TX 78704

10. Rio Rita

1308 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The eastside laid back coffee shop/lounge provides a reliable paloma. [Photo: Dan K./Yelp]
1308 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. Snack Bar

1224 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The Paloma Punch incorporates apple juice, orange bitters, and both sparkling and rose wines. [Photo: Amber E./Yelp]
1224 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

12. TNT - Tacos and Tequila

507 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703
There is no better place for a paloma than at a tequila bar. [Photo: Leila R./Yelp]
507 Pressler St
Austin, TX 78703

13. Freddie's Place

1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Soak up the sun outside at this kid- and dog-friendly place while you sip on the Patio Paloma, with both grapefruit soda and juice. [Photo: Tim S./Yelp]
1703 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

14. Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
There are two paloma choices at Iron Cactus: the regular one, and the Blackberry Paloma, made with fresh berries. [Photo: Yelp]
606 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78701

15. Benji's Cantina

716 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Instead of tequila, Benji’s Cantina’s Rubi Rojo Paloma uses Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka.
716 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

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16. Paggi House

200 Lee Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Paggi House adds herbs to the mix with their Cilantro Paloma.
200 Lee Barton Dr
Austin, TX 78704

17. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

401 West 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701
Drink a paloma along with one of Austin’s best barbecue spots. [Photo: Nathan H./Yelp]
401 West 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701

18. The Container Bar

90 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
The newest bar on Rainey Street has the Watermelon Paloma, with muddled watermelon and lemonade. [Photo: Colin S./Yelp]
90 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

19. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Good Life Paloma uses combier pamplemousse, a special grapefruit liqueur. [Photo: Nathan H./Yelp]
1530 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

20. Verde's Mexican Parrilla

16018 Hamilton Pool Rd, Austin, TX 78738
Further west of Austin proper, Verde’s interpretation of the paloma mixes in peach schnapps [Photo: Verde’s Mexican Parrilla/Facebook]
16018 Hamilton Pool Rd
Austin, TX 78738

21. Sagra

1050 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78702
The Italian restaurant throws in dried grapefruit in their Sage Paloma, and is rimmed with pink salt. [Photo: Sagra/Facebook]
1050 East 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702

22. El Gallo Restaurant

2910 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Sip the cocktail at this old-school Tex-Mex eatery. [Photo: Robert W./Yelp]
2910 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704