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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Favorite place to visit

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
sunnyg08
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
11 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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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
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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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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roswell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I ate here the first night of my trip. I order a Mexican "steak", and what I got was far from a steak. It was more like a huge piece of fajita meat, and the meal came with a "loaded" potato. The potato was horrible (very sandy consistency) and the loaded part looked like somebody painted a piece of cheese... More 

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Tyler, TX
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate at Palenque Grill on a Monday night at 8:15 and it was crowded. The host greeted us very warmly and made us feel like family. We were a bit underdressed (jeans and T-shirts) Most people had business casual type clothes but there were some in jeans. Our server was exceptional and brought a stand for my purse. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My mom has been working in this area of Texas for about 6 months. Tonight was our second trip to Palenque Grill. On both occasions we were celebrating birthdays, which they make very special. You can expect energetic and fun song, hats and a framed keepsake photo commemorating the occasion. Definitely recommend birthday celebrations here, but overall the food and... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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