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Palenque Grill

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Mexican, Pub
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606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
956-994-8181
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A most stop an eat TexMex Restaurant

Probably one of the best TexMex Restaurants I have ever eaten at. The service was fast, the frozen no salt margarita's are made to order and not out of a machine. The chips and salsa were fresh and the best. Ate the choriqueo and it was terrific and enough where I did not have to order a main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Stan H
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Houston, Texas, Usa
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas, Usa
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Probably one of the best TexMex Restaurants I have ever eaten at. The service was fast, the frozen no salt margarita's are made to order and not out of a machine. The chips and salsa were fresh and the best. Ate the choriqueo and it was terrific and enough where I did not have to order a main course.

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South Texas, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived 45 minutes before closing time and we order our drinks and food right away. They brought our food quickly, as we expected but our food was cold. I order fajita tacos, the tortilla and fajita were cold, the tortilla was not even warm and the fajita was not fully cooked, I complained to our server, she apologized for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want to try a very good Mexican plate this is the place to go. They have a variety of choices for lunch and dinner, fajita combos, tacos, seafood, steaks and traditional Mexican plates, they served hand made flour and corn tortillas, their salsas are very good as well; I tried almost all of it and they all taste... More 

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McAllen,Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Have gone twice to the new location in McAllen. It is nicely decorated and looks upscale. The menu items are reasonable and the service is good. The food is tasty and the chips and salsa are very good. Tried the mango margarita, especially good. They could be more generous with their fajitas as they cut them into thin strips, so... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food is great and the staff is friendly. They have several locations the one near Hwy 83 is where we ate lunch

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Katy, Texas, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have eaten beef fajitas all over Texas and the world and these are some of my favorite. The seasonings are superb. We do carry-out so I can't tell you about the restaurant, but the beef fajitas are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Every time we come to McAllen, this is definitely a place we go to. Wonderful food, great service and nice atmosphere.

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After reading the reviews I went there expecting nothing but the best. And honestly I had more than I imagined. Ambient, service, food and live piano and violin are just amazing. It's an amazing experience and a great opportunity to try a little bit of Mexico in McAllen. Congrats to everyone there for the amazing job you've been doing.

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After reading the reviews, I had high expectations. Overall I would rate my experience as average. The chips and beans were good before the meal. The steak was tender and juicy but potato was awful. However, the flour tortillas made up for it. The real disappointment was the service. After the first round we had to beg for refills on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a customer dinner there earlier this week and we had a great meal and a great time. One of our customers frequently dines here so he ordered all the food. Had a wide variety of appetizers and all were tasty. Really nice mild, medium and hot salsas and perfect tortilla chips. Entree was sizzling platters of grilled beef, chicken,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 956-994-8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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