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El Palenque Mexican Grill

951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
716-446-9206
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Ranked #86 of 125 Restaurants in Amherst
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 21, 2014
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Buffalo, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Visited on a busy afternoon. Couple in front of us were never greeted by any of the staff and after 5 minutes of standing at the please wait to be seated sign without being acknowledged, not even a simple hello, they turned around and walked out. My husband and I were seated quickly thereafter at a table that was "clean"... More

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Getzville, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Based on reviews here and on google, my wife and I decided to give El Palenque a try for our first date night in ages. What a disappointment. We should've turned around and walked out when we entered, but the positive reviews from others spurred us on. While the service and food were passable, the place itself is simply a... More

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