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Palenque Grill

606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
956-994-8181
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Ranked #9 of 379 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Edmond, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like Mexican food, you will love the Palenque Grill. The food is excellent, not the typical Tex-Mex stuff with lots of selections. Live music add to the pleasant atmosphere. The service is good and the prices reasonable for the quality of their food. A good choice in the RGV.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Food was very delicious, a little pricy for mexican food, but I don't mind paying extra for quality food. I would have given it an excellent rating but I was really annoyed by the waiting standing and waiting next to me and wouldn't leave until I signed the bill. I told him that was rude and annoying and it just... More

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always an excellent service and food! We love to go and share with friends! The music is awsome! You have to go!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If that exist "Mexican fast food" this would be a good option for this category. Service is fast, tacos are from regular to good, normally the restaurant is a little bit chaos, and could improve the cleaning in general.

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Mission, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Don't order an appetizer unless you have a bring crowd and are really hungry, they will bring a complimentary plate with tortilla chips, bean dip and salsa anyway. We found the service to be prompt and polite. The atmosphere is festive and pleasant. Live music was provided even on Monday night, just three men singing with guitars, nothing too loud.... More

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McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent food and service; reasonable prices, fun atmosphere. Just the right amount of Mexican formality to make your dining special.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Not only is the menu outstanding and the food full of flavor, the service is beyond outstanding. The server paid very close attention to every detail, and at the conclusion of our meal the owner stopped by to talk about different choices on the menu and the preparation. He is very, very proud of his restaurant. And the ambiance was... More

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McAllen, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I choose to try the Fried Shrimp at Palenque Grill on July 5th. We were very surprised to find the best fried shrimp either one of us could ever remember eating in the past. It was fried to perfection and must have just come from the gulf since it was so moist. We each had a "Top... More

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fav Mexican in MFE. Taco Palenque good foe late nights. This place great for visitors. Lots of non Tex Mex food here. Margaritas are great.

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frisco, tx
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I ate here for dinner while in the McAllen area for business. It was a late dinner so there was a band. Everyone seemed to like it. Music sounded good, but it was all in Spanish so I'm not really sure what they were singing. They serve you chips with salsa and beans when you show it. It's more of... More

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