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“A true Valley experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taco Palenque South 10th

Taco Palenque South 10th
Ranked #11 of 445 Restaurants in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
McAllen, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A true Valley experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you're looking for genuine Tex-Mex food at a reasonable price, Taco Palenque is the place. In the local "taco wars," Taco Palenque usually rates in the top two for popularity. The menu features tacos and plate lunches along the continuum of Mexican food, including lengua and carnitas, as well as the usual beef and chicken. A self-serve station offers traditional house-made tortilla chips, and a buffet station in the center of the dining room includes a number of salsas. Yum!

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Richardson
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I love their FISH!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

If you are looking for really good Mexican food, a lively, fun, and LOUD atmosphere, live mariachi music and attentive service this is it. I absolutely love their fish dishes. The sauces are amazing and the portion is enormous. My hubby usually gets the bacon wrapped shrimp which are huge, too. The margaritas are great as well. A little on the pricey side and the noise level can be intense... but most Mexican food places are noisy... so, it comes with the territory.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Mission, Texas
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“$30 for two for breakfast?????”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great food and speed but the prices are off the chart. You are first thrown a menu of over 50 items to chose from as there is no menu to look at in line. Then you just grab for something you recognize and then pay. And boy do you pay. No take your seat...OK it is really crowded. Now you get the food. It is really good...but is it worth $30 for two people? No.

Visited September 2012
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McAllen, Texas
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Expensive Fast food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Too expensive for a fast food place. Prices are comparable to a sit down table service restaurant but here you are served in foam plates and plastic silverware. You get up to get your own food and condiments. Food is average at best for the price.

Visited July 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food. Many people.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We should want that the service would be more personalized than it is.

Visited December 2011
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