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Palenque Grill

606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
956-994-8181
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Ranked #11 of 369 restaurants in McAllen
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was our first visit.We went on a Friday evening and were seated immediately and within a minute, were served fresh warm chips with a wonderful bean dip and also a warm salsa. The atmsophere was very nice - linen table cloths, nice space between tables and warm lighting. We had a wonderful shrimp ceviche as an appetizer and beers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We go to Mcallen several times a year. This trip to Palenque Grill was a great experience. The food was awesome aside from my overly charred but still tasty vampiros. The server actually noticed that two of the plates came out without avocado (we had almost finished) and offered to get some for us, we refused as we were already... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Large portions, nice enviornment. Would definitely go back. Attractive plates and tasty Lunch prices very reasonable.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

The service was very good and the food was pretty good. The margaritas were really good an the tacos that we order were very good. They serve good portions so you never leave the place hungry.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Great selection, great food. I take business associates here for dinner. Been at Palenque's several times. The waiter bordered on rude and was inattentive. But, one bad experience out of many good ones isn't a reason to skip a Palenque grill experience.

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Edinburg, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

for those who are not from the area, Palenque Grill is a upscale spin off of Taco Palenque Grill restaurants, which I guess you can consider fast food, that have had a long time presence in the Rio Grande Valley and have since spread out to other parts of Texas. This restaurant use to be a Black Eye Pea's, and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The margaritas were really good. I had the chicken mole which was excellent. The portion sizes were good although it was a bit on the pricey side. Service was good and the place was packed.The bean dip that came with the tortillas was really good.

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McAllen, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I've been here several times while I've been in the area... My food unfortunately has been cold at least two separate times. They do have some very good mexican dishes though! When I specifically asked if a dish contained chocolate, both the manager and our waiter claimed that it didn't, however it tasted like it did and a month later... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This restaurant has a lot going for it--a wide variety of Mexican food and lots of variety in its hot sauces. They let me try several of the hot sauces and they all were very good as they got successively hotter! The service was very good and never any problem. One thing was that we were seated by the kitchen... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

No visit to McAllen would be complete without a trip to Palenque Grill. You must try the Aguachile Shrimp. I have never seen them on any other restaurants menu. I love that their Chips are served with Salsa AND a delicious Bean Dip. I am a fan of beef tongue and it always perfectly cooked, perfectly served. Attentive Staff. They... More

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