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“Tacos Matamores”

Palenque Grill Expressway 83
Ranked #6 of 480 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a very nice restaurant in the McAllen area. It belongs to the Taco Palenque chain of restaurants I believe. Very nice ambience and the service is very good. I eat here because it is one of the few places that I have found that have taco Matamores. These are so good, I highly recommend them. They remind me of the ones you get across the border from the street vendors. Prices are reasonable as well.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Went there last night on the reccommendation of a local colleague.

Really great atmosphere, great choice of food and drinks. We had the Garritas Leon and the Hamburger and both were well cooked and really tasty. For drinks we had pina colada and the submarino. You have got to try this drink. It's basically a large glass/bucket filled with tequilla and ice with a bottle of beer tipped into the top. Wowser!!

Local musicians played a good selection of songs etc and the overall cost was really quite reasonable.

Certainly would go again.

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Thank longbsim
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Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

The place is not a high end restaurant just a casual anytime place to go and have fresh from scratch mexicanfood not tex mex
shrimp Ceviche or shrimp aguachile are always fresh
Fajita plates are appropiate
Beverages good
Price is adequate

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great service, exciting dishes to try. Nothing to dislike. It was wonderful. Hope it's still there and thriving!

Thank KB B
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

This place has excellent food....but the prices are very high, especially for mexican food! The food must be good though, because every time we go, we say that we are not going back due to the prices....but we always find ourselves there again. Everything I have tried has been good, they have yet to disappoint the taste buds. The service is really good as well. They always seem to have plenty of waiters.

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Thank eric2000f
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