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Palenque Grill Expressway 83

606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
+1 956-994-8181
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bean dip” (9 reviews)
“beans” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is delicious from the totopos they put on your table to the food you order from the menu. They have this tradition to sing Happy birthday and put a goofy hat on birthday person and a candle so you can blow out as well.

Thank FlorLozano83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to eat when I'm in the valley. Great service. Gregory food. What else is there to say.

Thank Mark E
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mark, thank you for your great review! We are humbled to count on your preference. We'll see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delishes food and great drinks. I am not a fan of Mexican cousin, however the Food was different enough for me to want to come back to this resultant. The service was great too.

Thank 722irinar
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our traditional North Pacific Mexican cuisine. We can't wait to have you back and offer you a taste at the rest of our delicious menu. Thank you very much!

Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Great service and fabulous food. I am addicted to the warm bean and chorizo dip they put out with freshly toasted chips. I can't stop eating it! The grilled meats are great & the tortillas are freshly made. A cut above.

Thank Maurine C
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Oh yes, our appetizer is so good! Thank you for writing us your five star review, Maurine. We appreciate that you took a few moments to share. Come back soon!

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Good enough. Retirement for a friend teacher celebrated on a nice evening gathering. Service was good. Dishes and tastes were good but not outstanding.More

Thank Ruben D
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Ruben, we thank you for writing us with your feedback. We're saddened to hear that we did not leave you with an outstanding expression. Feel free to contact us at pgrillfeedback@palenquegroup.mx or 866-233-8226 with more details on your visit. We'd like to know how we...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

Palenque Grill is the fine dining options of their Fast food chain. The food is seriously Mexican with the authentic flairs. The condiments section is really amazing.

Thank TinaMLove
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Tina, thank you very much! That is spot on. Our authentic Mexican dishes bring out the flavors of our homeland. We appreciate your review, and hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Average food. Would go to many other places before coming back here. Nothing special. Food over cooked or soggy.More

Thank johnnyfrank66
PalenqueGrill, General Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

We’re sad to hear this, Johnny. We’d love to hear how we can improve. Can you please contact us by sending us a direct message with your contact information? Your comments are valuable to us, and we’d love to have you back for a visit...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017

This place is way overrated.......ordered the tripas tacos $18 wit no sides..corn tortillas were half filled...better off going to a local taqueria.service was good thoughMore

Thank aurelioaleman
PalenqueGrill, General Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Hi Aurelio, we are sad to hear that you feel this way. We take much pride in serving filling and plentiful tacos, we’re sorry to hear that this was not the case. Can you please send us an inbox with the time and date of...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

My favorite meal here is the beef ribs. Three huge ribs with plenty of meat and tortillas, rice and fresh tasty beans Mexican style! Warning: this meal probably could feed two!!! Plan to be spoiled by the waiters and occasionally here mariachis, but they too...More

Thank danielhH2753LF
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Hi Daniel! What a great recommendation. Our ribs are truly tasty. Yes sir, our restaurant is the perfect spot to celebrate any special occasion. Thanks for your review! Until next time.

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food and grilled meats, Palenque Grill is the place to visit and recommend. The food is delicious, not expensive, and not cheap either. Just right for the budget. The service is also commendable and location is excellent. Will...More

Thank Elsa G
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

We're the perfect spot for authentic Mexican cuisine, especially on the grill. Thank you very much for your recommendation, Elsa. We appreciate your review, and can't wait to have you back!

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If your veggie diet allows for cheese... their online menu offers Red Enchiladas, Entomatadas (with cheese in lieu of chicken), and the Chile Relleno (with cheese in lieu of beef). That's pretty much it. If you speak Spanish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-994-8181
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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