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El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
+1 281-376-6960
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (6 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We (2 couples) arrived starving, right after spending most of the day at the Texas Renaissance Fair. El Palenque is big inside, so plenty of open tables at 3pm. They have an extensive menu, their portions are big and their margaritas are very tasty! The...More

Thank Keyrat04
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The beef soup was beyond amazing and the homemade tortillas were perfect! Every location I have been to has yet to disappoint. The atmosphere, service, and food is great!

Thank Ann-Marie G
Reviewed June 7, 2018

I have dined hear on several occasions. The service is always good (although this last time, his English was not too good, so that was a little struggle) It gets really busy, so be prepared you may have to wait for a table. The margaritas...More

Thank applestrudel
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Was taken to El Palenque mainly for the Margarita's but the food looked and smelt so good it was hard to resist and we weren't disappointed

Thank les h
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch. The chips and sausa was very tasty! The food came out promptly and hot! All food very good! The soft serve ice cream was very good too!

Thank Haden L
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a family lunch over the weekend. When we got to the table, our waiter came by right away for drink orders. I opted for their ground beef enchilada plate and my son got their kids menu corndog with fries plate. Everyone else...More

Thank yellowrose1288
Reviewed December 16, 2017

I'm pretty picky about my Mexican restaurant and this one tops my list. Big food portions and and average price. Oh and very tasty. Free ice cream too!

Thank Jason W
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Saw a fairly high rating and gave it a try. Portions are huge. Much bigger than expected. Friendly service. Lots of good flavor. I ordered the pechuga Diabla. The fajitas looked good. The guy next to us ordered a seafood special. Nice place.

Thank shaun r
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

So I ordered the Texas combo and was totally satisfied. Just big enough for me to finish everything and I wasn't overly stuffed but still full. $9.95, great price. I love this place

Thank Mike R
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We visit this location for lunch. I have my favorite dishes, but it seems all of the dishes are very good. I've gone on business and personal lunches and dinners and have never been disappointed. Customer service is always on point, very helpful and attentive...More

Thank martinezeduardo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-376-6960
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