Update: February 18, 2018: Palacio closed as of fall of last year. They were going to open ast Kailua Bistro but plans changed. The new restaurant will be opening as The Palms - A Pacific Rim Restaurant. See information for soft opening
Notice: September 2017 - Palacio is closing for a remodel and they will be returning as Kailua Bistro, Pacific Rim cuisine.
Palacio is a new Mexican / South American restaurant from the same owners of Forbes Mill. Palacio is located in the renovated Coggeshell Victorian (aka old Funeral Parlor) by De Mattei Construction so the interior and exterior look great. This not your "run of the mill" re-fried beans with globs of cheese kinda place. Look for upscale, but authentic drinks and entries such as tortilla soup, mole, plantain chips, churros, margaritas and more. The restaurant also has a bar as well as some fun outdoor seating. Pre-opening was June 22nd, and open to the public on June 24th 2011.
The town is all abuzz over the news that our pasta fave, Pastaria & Market is moving to 27 N Santa Cruz; the location vacated by OPA! We don't have a date yet, but as soon as we get an update, we'll let you know. Personally I'm super-excited about this one!
For Some historical fun, here is the history of the businesses that have been in this location in the last forty years or so: