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El Palenque Mexican Grill

Mexican, Pub
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951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
716-446-9206
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Today
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's good and convenient

it's close to where we stay (Amherst Marriott), the food is consistently good and the draft beer is always cold. We always stop in for a tasty meal and we always will. No complaints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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Pasadena
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Main St., Buffalo,NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love the taco el carbon. Chorizo and steak tacos. It is done a bit differently every time we eat there, but it is always tasty. The free chips and salsa are a great thing to have. The service is always wonderful and you get the food fast, It is the only Mexican restaurant we go to in Buffalo.

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Pasadena
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

it's close to where we stay (Amherst Marriott), the food is consistently good and the draft beer is always cold. We always stop in for a tasty meal and we always will. No complaints.

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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Had a late lunch today. 9/21/14 I had the 3 enchilada special - $8.50 The meal tasted good & was fresh Does not come with re fried & rice My Husband Santa Fey Steak. 11.75 He asked for Mid-rare but received the steak Mid-well. He still ate the meal and was satisfied. The chips & salsa were good....I really like... More 

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I hesitate to comment on the food as I was so distracted by the distasteful content of the televisions that project through the restaurant. The day I was there with a friend it seemed to be playing pranks of basically drunk losers some naked, being arrested or just rowdy. I don't know how this matches with meal time but I... More 

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Gaborone
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My fiancé and I ordered the Mexican plates. They consisted of enchiladas, tacos, burros, and rice. The food was unimpressive and the portions were small. A sauce was poured over everything. It wasn't nice either. The thing I found most surprising was the store bought shells used for the tacos. Not what I would expect from a Mexican restaurant. I... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Came for lunch and ordered 3 beef enchiladas. When the place came out the presentation was less than I expected. No refried beans or rice on the side, only the enchiladas. Plate was not even hot and I believe was microwaved. Very disappointed and will never come again. Must had ber

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WNY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have eaten here before, but will not again. I ordered a chicken taco with a corn tortilla and a beef taco. I was told by the waiter with bad vibes, they could not give me a soft corn tortilla. I could however order the dinner with 3 tacos and have corn tortillas. I only wanted two. Sorry. He wasn't.... More 

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TONAWANDA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

El Palenque is a pretty good Mexican restaurant at Sheridan and Eggert. The lunch specials are a great bargain and the menu is extensive. Beer and wine are available. The complimentary chips and salsa are house made and delicious. A perfect way to start the meal.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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174 reviews 174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For Mexican food, the taste was rather bland. The portions were small but considering the food wasn't that good perhaps that was a good thing. I had tacos and they were nothing special. A disappointment.

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Orangeville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fabulous authentic Mexican cuisine, we travel here just to experience this restaurant!! Love the queso chip did and fresh tortilla chips!!! Be careful with the margarita's :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 716-446-9206

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?