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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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Very nice!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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roswell
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Boston, MA
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47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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?