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Palenque Grill

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606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-1600
19569948181
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is excellent. The service is very well done. The restaurant is clean and well decorated. I am going to recommend it to all of our friends.

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Thank Mwaller8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try Palenque Grill for lunch. Had the Palenque salad with Fajita meat, salad and service were great and the fresh brewed iced tea was refreshing on a hot August day.

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Thank Lou S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While service is great, the food, while not your normal Mexican, isn't all that great. I ordered their poblano spaghetti, it was swimming in oil or butter, noodles were way over cooked.

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Thank Daniel N
Sugar Land, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the Choriqueso which was fantastic. Their flour tortilla are very light not heavy. The chicken flautas de pollo was very good . My son had the Garritas de Leon heavenly. I definitely recommend trying this for a different take on a Mexican restuarant. Muy Bueno!!!

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Thank sunshine1158
Harlingen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service waiter very attentive. Food was delicious very friendly atmosphere. Dessert awesome will definitely be back

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Thank Sabrina78550
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently great. From appetizers to entrees to dessert. Always great. Feels like you are in the interior of Mexico. Wait staff is gracious and attentive. We love it.

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Thank Kathy M
Weslaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place great food great service great atmosphere great place to have birthday party celebrations! The live music is great plus all the waiters and waitresses get together to sing Happy Birthday! Always request David the waiter, you'll receive the best service!

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Thank Chris R
McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican food. So many Mexican restaurants in the valley but this one really stands out. Favorite food: meatballs.

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Thank Meorozc
McAllen, Texas
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the price. Food does look good but not worth the price. Service is not that good. There are better restaurants in yhe area

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Sahuarita, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for a date night. We were not disappointed! The atmosphere was fun and very traditional. We enjoyed our experience and the food was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-1600
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: 19569948181
Description
It is 1974 when Juan Francisco "Pancho" Ochoa begins his journey into the restaurant business. It initiates a wonderful family tradition, with the UNIQUE TASTE of great Mexican food. On January 6th, 1975 Pancho creates "El Pollo Loco" concept in his small hometown of Guasave, located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. In 1980, this concept becomes the first Mexican restaurant chain to go go across the border, opening its first store in Los Angeles, California on Alvarado Ave. and 6th St. Pancho's passion continues in 1986, when he creates a new and innovating concept in Mexican food. On July 1st, 1987 he opens the first "Taco Palenque" with a distinctive quality, UNIQUE TASTE and good service that quickly developed and gained a good reputation throughout South Texas. On July 31st, 2005 Pancho and his son Charles, with the support of their family, open Palenque Grill in Laredo, Texas. The Ochoa family introduce Flerida Ochoa's (Pancho's wife) family recipes, creating a menu with excellent dishes of Mexican culinary traditions. On behalf of the Ochoa family, we thank you for visiting our small piece of Mexico. We are delighted to be able to serve you now in Laredo, McAllen and San Antonio, Texas.

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