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Palenque Grill

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606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
956-994-8181
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Average Mexican

A very busy place - and a bit too noisy! The chips and salsa were nice but my chile relleno was just OK - nothing special. Although the service was pleasant and efficient there's not much here to draw me back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
lizlubee
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A very busy place - and a bit too noisy! The chips and salsa were nice but my chile relleno was just OK - nothing special. Although the service was pleasant and efficient there's not much here to draw me back.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

spent three days in McAllen, Ate here for supper and twice for lunch. Great food great service and great atmosphere. I will definitely eat here the next time in Texas. Try it you will like it.

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McAllen, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food at Palenque Grill is very good. Chips and salsas are quite addictive. The bean salsa is truly outstanding! They have a large selection of entrees, but I would recommend staying away from the "traditional" Tex Mex combination entrees (ie. things like enchiladas, crispy tacos, burritos, flautas, etc.). They are very expensive for what they are and they're really... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

love the filete de pescado relleno!! great service! I also have tried, fried shrimp,enchiladas suizas,also the Micheladas are very good..

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Long Island, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten at Palenques Grill every time we visit McAllen, TX, usually once a year. The service is quick and polite. The food is always excellent and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant is always full of Tejanos (Texans of Mexican decent). The fact that so many Tejanos eat there attests to the authenticity of the food. I highly recommend... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I come here often. The fajita tacos are the only thing I get because they taste so good. Their salsa bar is awesome. I love the avocado salsa!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My family came to McAllen to visit one of our very best friends. We decided to eat Mexican knowing that this is the place for it. Well, we weren't disappointed. We had beef fajitas, a steak, tacos and chicken, you can say we tried everything. Every single thing was cooked to perfection and very tasty.

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Los Angeles, CA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Chips and salsa along with bean dip is great. Chicken Mole was tender, sweet and the right spice. Both the Margaritas and Chicken Mole reminded me of finer dining in Mexico City. I had two margaritas which I never do (good thing I was night driving. The tortilla soap is tortilla soap! The lemonade was very tasty, and the Flautas... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The mene selections are numerous and varied. My choice was a ribeye done in a Mexican style. It was flavorful and pleasingly spicy. The side dishes were well prepared as well. Live holiday music was playing at a level that allowed easy conversation. All in all, a very enjoyable experience for a moderately priced restaurant. Recommended.

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Mission, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you want real Mexican food with a nice environment this is the place to go. Also my Family enjoys coming to these place. Their quality is constant, each time that we go, we are satisfied by our food.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?