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El Palenque Mexican Grill

951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
716-446-9206
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Pasadena
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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Buffalo, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Additional Information about El Palenque Mexican Grill

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

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