We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Soup Amazing”

El Palenque Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #900 of 8,181 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Soup Amazing”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

They have this amazing Mexican chicken soup that's like a meal for 2 with large chunks of veggies and homemade goodness. The enchiladas are great too.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank AnnSays
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

39 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    15
    4
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tomball, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Have enjoyed El Palenque for 15 years.
My personal favorites are
- Chicken Soup
- Ensalda Palenque with fajita beef. Exchange the sour cream for Guacamoli. Then use the salsa that comes with the chip for salad dressing. Yummy.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Texas_Stroller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bessemer, Alabama
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lunch Special Great”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Lunch Special is high quality and value for portion received.. Included Taco, two great enchiladas of your choice rice and beans. Service was freindly and fast.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Marv F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great little gem”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

First time at this restaurant and pleased I made the effort to drop by. Staff were friendly and responsive to my requests, food was good and prices very reasonable. Seemed to appeal to a younger crowd but everyone was welcome. Will come again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Rob A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've been to El Palenque many times and the food is really good. BUT.... the margaritas are even better. Be careful, they are very strong. The fajitas are really good.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Jerri S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Palenque Mexican Restaurant also viewed

Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to El Palenque Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing