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Palenque Grill

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606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
956-994-8181
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Today
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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    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
New

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
TexasTravelertx
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McAllen,Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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McAllen,Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not sure I should call it a chain but there are more than two. The food is Fantastic.. I was i McAllen for three days end every person I had meetings with took me to Palengue Grill. That should tell the story right there.I had one of my favorite meals, Carnitas, which was over the top good and the best... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is semi-"fancy" Mexican food, complete with table cloths, uniformed waiters, and high quality ingredients. The clientele is a combination of white collar workers, families, and people celebrating events since it pricier than most Mexican food. The menu is large, as are the portions. You will start off with a plate of complimentary chips, salsa and refried beans. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service here is very professional, perhaps the best in the valley and the food is good. great variety, preparation and taste.

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Additional Information about Palenque Grill

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

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
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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