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El Palenque Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to be in the mood to eat Mexican food, and when I want Mexican, I go here! They're not pricey at all, have large portions, and has nice wait staff. The menu is a little tricky to understand if you're not well versed with reading Spanish or are just unfamiliar with the dishes, but they're all tasty! I... More 

Thank Sara S
Buffalo, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Real mexican good, great price. The nachos were free and the portions were huge. Do try the fried ice cream, it was something new that I had never tried

Thank srinaith
Orillia, Canada
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

On another trip to Buffalo we had the good fortune to go back to this restaurant. Always a joy to eat here. The service in good but the surroundings are getting a bit worn, reminds me of a restaurant in Mexico. The food menu at lunch is fast and tasty and they have Modelo on tap now.

Thank chuckrcm
Buffalo, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

The place was nasty and disquesting.... The waitress was very rude.... Did not get what ordered.... Did not eat food and still wanted me to pay...... I asked for tacos with sour cream and they wanted 2.00 extra for the sour cream and a 1.00 for the salsa.... The glass the drink came in was nasty n dirty....

1 Thank Shanika S
Tonawanda, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican Restaurant in the area... Great food and portion size... Great drinks too! I have eaten there many times... Great service... Family ran so they got it down!

Thank jgraf77
Buffalo, New York
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Food here was tasty, but the presentation wasn't exactly pretty or appealing. The margaritas were very yummy though!!

Thank Mimi O
Orillia, Canada
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lunch here on Sunday Dec 6 after some shopping. The atmosphere is OK but the food and service are excellent. We don't have any Mexican restaurants where we are from so every time here i try to have something different. I have yet to be disappointed. I like that as soon as you are... More 

Thank chuckrcm
Suffern, New York
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was coerced into trying this place when I visited Amherst this past weekend. When we arrived, Ididn't think very highly nor had I any expectations of a great experience. What the place lacks in decor and cleanliness, it more than makes up for in value and taste. The portions were adequate and the food was good, not outstanding. We... More 

Thank L S
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385 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant I'm happy to say has been successful since opening. It is a Mexican American restaurant. I'm sure even a picky eater will be able to find something they'd like.

Thank Sean B
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant on Cinco de Mayo. I was very impressed. The food very good I was pretty surprised by how good the food was there. It doesn't have the best ambience but the food won't let you down!

Thank AmherstGirl83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 716-446-9206

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?