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El Palenque Mexican Grill

Mexican, Pub
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951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
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12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Massive Margaritas

Food here was tasty, but the presentation wasn't exactly pretty or appealing. The margaritas were very yummy though!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mimi O
Buffalo, New York
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Tonawanda, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Mexican Restaurant in the area... Great food and portion size... Great drinks too! I have eaten there many times... Great service... Family ran so they got it down!

Thank jgraf77
Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food here was tasty, but the presentation wasn't exactly pretty or appealing. The margaritas were very yummy though!!

Thank Mimi O
Orillia, Canada
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lunch here on Sunday Dec 6 after some shopping. The atmosphere is OK but the food and service are excellent. We don't have any Mexican restaurants where we are from so every time here i try to have something different. I have yet to be disappointed. I like that as soon as you are... More 

Thank chuckrcm
Suffern, New York
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was coerced into trying this place when I visited Amherst this past weekend. When we arrived, Ididn't think very highly nor had I any expectations of a great experience. What the place lacks in decor and cleanliness, it more than makes up for in value and taste. The portions were adequate and the food was good, not outstanding. We... More 

Thank L S
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355 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant I'm happy to say has been successful since opening. It is a Mexican American restaurant. I'm sure even a picky eater will be able to find something they'd like.

Thank Sean B
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant on Cinco de Mayo. I was very impressed. The food very good I was pretty surprised by how good the food was there. It doesn't have the best ambience but the food won't let you down!

Thank AmherstGirl83
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Its a Mexican restaurant in a worn out old Denny's restaurant. The quality of the food and service is OK at best. The restaurant feels like your at a old broken down Denny's that desperately needs updating and a good cleaning. Its OK if your in a bind but much better Mexican food in the area.

Thank Val I
Buffalo, New York
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Mexican is my favorite type of food, so I try to go to every Mexican restaurant around. This one was recommended by my 10 year old stepdaughter who had been there before my husband and I. We were not disappointed. Very good customer service, delicious food - not bland, not too spicy, but the perfect amount of seasoning and sauces.... More 

Thank nmercer75
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

dinner was awesome..lots of food for the price. The service was excellent! The restaurant was clean and a great atmosphere

Thank Brenda C
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Being from Texas and New Mexico. I miss mexican food. I have to say so far this is the best place I have found in the area. Its the first Mexican restaurant I found in this area. Its very good. Service started good but died out could use improving. They use aneheim peppers which I love. Food was not spicy.... More 

Thank TexasChickenhawk

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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
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 am - 10:30 pm

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