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Palenque Grill Expressway 83

) #5 of 400 Restaurants in McAllen ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican
606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
+1 956-994-8181
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bean dip” (9 reviews)
“beans” (17 reviews)
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606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
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Reviewed 18 June 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 20 June 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 22 May 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 25 May 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 29 April 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 2 May 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 22 April 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 26 April 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 12 April 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 3 May 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 11 April 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 20 April 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 11 April 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 20 April 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!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food was good, service was great, and portions were huge. We had no wait. Plan on spending $15-30 per plate. This restaurant is a cousin to Taco Palenque. The environment is nice and the presentation is also good.

Thank fquinter
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

We appreciate your great review. Yes! Our portions are definitely filling. We're happy to hear that you were pleased with your dinner and the atmosphere. Thank you! We'll see you soon.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great Mexican food with a great atmosphere. The staff was very attentive and very kind with my two young children.

Thank EAC1223
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We can't wait to have you and your family back for another lovely visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times and have thoroughly enjoyed the service, the hospitality, the food, along with the festive music. Granted it's been a year since I've been, but I had high expectations. The food was average and the beef fajitas were the most disappointing,...More

Thank Dora T
PalenqueGrill, General Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Dora, we’re sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations on your latest visit. Our goal is to assure that you and your loved ones leave with a great experience. We would love to hear your feedback, if you could please send us...More

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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
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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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