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Palenque by Mezcal

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$5 - $30
Mexican, Bar, Beer restaurants
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Decor, live in Mexico
1. Amazing Decor, live in Mexico
"Adorable Family operated Mexican Restaurant."
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2. Best Margaritas in Town
2. Best Margaritas in Town
"Excellent service and food!"
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3. Only At Mezcal Riverside
3. Only At Mezcal Riverside
"Wet here with a friend last night."
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I give this place 5+5 stars. The reason we experienced the best manager at the door, best owner, best food, best bartender/server and best staff I have experienced in a long, long time. Everyone was friendly, fun, prompt and professional in every way. Because the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank michaelwN3332OT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our large group thoroughly enjoyed the food and service at this restaurant. Service was quick and the servers very friendly. Cocktails are excellent, especially the margaritas and the chile pepino - flavorful! Everything was delicious and we loved: the guacamole was creamy and so tasty,...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Cassietrip
Reviewed November 12, 2019

The bad...it is in downtown Riverside and the area around the entry reeks of urine. The restaurant didn't feel very clean and it was a little outdated for the location. The good: The server was super friendly and attentive. The food was really good and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank stephenmE3521OF
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Sunday brunch meals are always appealing and very tasty. Their signature drinks are yummy. The ambiance is cool with both indoor and outdoor dining. The noise level is acceptable so you can easily converse. Great music in the background. Not too crowded and great service.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank safeandclean
Reviewed May 28, 2019

This is a cozy place and the service is friendly and excellent. They have interesting margaritas. Food presentation is nice, but unfortunately the food itself is only so-so and not very flavorful. The salsa was extremely salty.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dokness
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We arrive at the restaurant just after 9 pm. We we immediately asked if we were staying for the nightclub. I said no, because we were just planning on eating and drinking. 10 pm. Comes around and we were asked to leave our table and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HotRodPinata
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I was in Riverside for business and was walking the area looking for somewhere to eat. I was reviewing their menu on the outside of the restaurant, and a waiter came out and asked if I had any questions regarding the menu and asked if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1Business_Travel1
Reviewed August 17, 2018

the Worst food and service ... i ordered a combo plate and a small sop and i payed 32 $ when i re-sieved them my rise was missing my beens was honestly just 2 spoons , the combo plate witch spost to be 3 difrent...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hamed R
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We got here just as they opened Saturday as a party of 10. We were accommodated right away. We had a little bit of a wait for service as another large party came in at the same time but all was good as we were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Amazing food dressed like works of art!. I know you never seen guacamole ever created like theirs. The mole was incredible and everything had awesome presentation. Great friendly service to add. Happy hour and fancy drinks...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rita I
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