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El Palmar


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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We usually go for lunch and have never needed a reservation. We have enjoyed various dishes on the menu and found each one we tried to be good. The restaurant is comfortable and the surroundings pleasant.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dkbuck2016
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Great family run restaurant. We had chili verde that was definitely made from scratch and fresh ingredients. Had a special request for taquitos which they made to order that were not on the menu.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank S M
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Great food chicken was fried & was great the posole is excellent as well. Look forward to coming back every time. Slow service but worth the wait.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank MarinaMakina
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Great posole & tacos on tacos night! So good! Very good in all flavor profiles. If you don't like it you don't know real Mexican food made by those who know how to cook...

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank MarinaMakina
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We found this restaurant on the GPS when we were on the highway. We had lunch on Wednesday so we received a bowl of vegetable soup with our lunch as the daily special. The soup was excellent and we really enjoyed the burritos too. Great...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Steven R
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times and the food is good but the service is really slow as there's only 2 people working here. 1 cooking and 1 serving. Be prepared to take your time here. But they're nice and friendly. I had a...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Kim C
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We eat here several time during the month the food is excellent, authentic mexican food. I have never had a bad meal, home made tortillas are the bomb. None better. Husband and wife are hard working and kind. They make everything fresh every day no...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank crhalem93933
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I went here with my parents and a friend. We walked in and it took several minutes before our presence was even acknowledged. The place had an eerie feel. There were several other customers inside, but the place was silent. And when we were seated...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Rachel_2418
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Homemade tortillas, best in Marina in my book! Really good home style Mexican food. We like it more every visit!

Date of visit: September 2016
2  Thank MarinaMakina
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Food was exceptional. Small, quiet location. Excellent choice since they had specials and total for dinner for 3 was less than $21 including beverages!

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank jwanderlust
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