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Palenque Grill Expressway 83

606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-1600
+1 956-994-8181
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“bean dip” (10 reviews)
“chorizo” (12 reviews)
“tacos” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503-1600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic food, great drinks, and awesome service! I am from California and every time I come to town, I make sure to eat at Palenque Grill. Their menu is like what you would find in a high quality restaurant in Mexico City. I love coming...More

Thank Juan E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With so many Mexican restaurants in southern Texas, we ended up at this one, right across were we were staying. Their food is North West Mexican, so many different types of dishes, I ordered the Shrimp Albondigas, it is a shrimp meatall soup, flavorful and...More

Thank Sergio C
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Palenque grill is a very popular with the locals. My friend placed the order, a meal that served all of us. Unfortunately my limited Spanish doesn’t let me remember the name. Assorted grilled meats, veggies, tortillas Margarita was great. They make celebrating your birthday lots...More

Thank PhilnKathy
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

We're excited to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us! Hope to have you back for another visit soon! Until next time. :)

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I am a regular at this restaurant and I have never written a review. The food is consistently good. My favorite entrees are “el atropellado” and “chicharrón de rib eye”. You can never be wrong with queso flameado with chorizo. I love the “garritas de...More

Thank Ignacio_G_Martinez
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your great review and recommendation of our restaurant! Oh yes, our queso flameado is always a hit! We can't wait to have you back soon.

Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a good time at a Christmas party there great food cheap bar drinks great service!They are also a sponser for a local mma action (STFC) so there is always a great after party once the smoke has cleared

Thank Daniel T
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review, Daniel! We're happy to hear that. Please join us back again soon for another great visit, sir. We'll see you soon!

Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Palenque grill is a very popular with the locals. My Hispanic friend did the order, a meal that served all of us. Margarita was great. They make celebrating your birthday lots of fun!

Thank Phil S
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Hey Phil! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope that this is the first of many. Thank you very much!

Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Great steaks and ribs Very popular with the locals who know where to go. Very clean and well maintained Good prices

Thank L G L
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

We are grateful for your five star review. Thank you very much!

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Every time we visit the Valley there chips chili and beans r the awesome but nothing like drinks and tostadas de atuna there the best

Thank Sylvia A
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Our complimentary chips, salsa and dip are always a favorite! Thanks for sharing your review, Sylvia.

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I visited with my son for lunch this place for the first time. The food was very taste and the service excellent. The restaurant environment was adequate and clean. We didn't have to wait too long for the food.

Thank Felix R R
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hey Felix! Thanks for checking us out for the first time. We are grateful for our great review. We hope to have you and your son back for lunch soon!

Reviewed March 25, 2018

Food is good however a little pricey for what they serve. The decor is great and the service wasn’t bad.

Thank David L H
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, David! Our authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared using fresh and top quality products. We hope that our quality dishes bring you back for another visit. See you soon!

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +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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