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El Palenque - CLOSED

8324 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 231-5140
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, South American
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Description: El Palenque Restaurant, in the same location for over 20 years. A hole in the wall for some, warm and colorful ambiance, romantic at night for others. We serve consistant flavored fare, as tipical as it was intended. We stand by our popularity, given the oportunity and you are not happy with the experience let us make it right for you.Some of our most popular fare are fry plantain, yuca, pupusas. Listed dishes are popular in El Salvador. From Mexico we offer Chile Verde, Stake Ranchero, and made upon request an assortment of guacamoles.

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Richland, Washington
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307 reviews 307 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Mexican and Salvadorian menus available here. We did several of the Salvadorian dishes, including their specialties -- excellent. Very fresh, wonderful spices (and not "hot" spicey). Service was great; our server very knowledgeable of the various dishes and gave us good recommendations. We'll definitely go back.

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Oregon City
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Excellent service; we were seated at the front window able to watch the passersby on 17th Ave. Nice wine first; then an interesting well-seasoned dinner. Both my friend and I felt pampered and "treated" to an El Salvadoran dinner.

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Seaside, Oregon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I have been to this restaurant 3 times. It is different and the first time my food was much better than this last time. May depend on what you order but I would say the food is pretty much average for a little neighborhood joint, nothing knocks my socks off. Overall, I may go back but probably if I had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

A hole-in-the-wall Salvadoran restaurant, next to a dog supply shop three times as large, tucked away in the farthest south corner of SE Portland, mere feet from Milwaukie. We would never have gone there, or even known it existed, had not my mother given us a $25 Groupon to the place. The Groupon said to call & make a reservation,... More 

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yakima, wa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2007

never a bad meal. good food served well.

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Additional Information about El Palenque

Address: 8324 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Phone Number: (503) 231-5140
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican, South American

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