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El Palenque Mexican Grill

951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
+1 716-446-9206
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
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“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
“left happy” (2 reviews)
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951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very popular Mexican on the Niagara Falls shopping strip. Expectations were not high, but the appetizer dip was excellent. it was unique and not really "a Dip"--full of beef strips, chicken, shrimp and other seafood. A huge T-bone steak was average, but what can you...More

Thank Uriel1123
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

6th stop on our great Niagara Falls Blvd. adventure. We actually were looking forward to eating here . Not many people in restaurant when we arrived on a Monday. We were immediately served fresh warm chips and salsa when we sat down . The chips...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stopped at El Palenque when looking for Mexican food on a Saturday. The place was fairly quite for being mid to late afternoon, and at first we thought they may have been closed because the landscaping was ignored and there were not many cars...More

Thank BergholzTimelord
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Nice choices, fast service...food and portions were excellent. Family atmosphere but also quiet enough to hold adult conversation.

Thank neff524
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Having lived and worked in Mexico I can rate this place with some credibility. If you don't like authentic Mexican fare, then this probably not the place for you. Go to a tex-mex place where you'll probably be happier. BUT, if you like authentic Mexican...More

Thank Thom R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been here a number of times - enough to have a favorite meal (El Vaquero Especial) and to start craving El Palenque's homemade salsa. The menu choices, while vast, are well organized. You'll be able to get your Mexican favorites or find some...More

1  Thank Bobinku
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worst Mexican not only in Buffalo but probably Upstate New York. Also, the place is super dirty. Go to Chipotle or even Taco Bell over this place!

1  Thank Buffalo1983
Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's sometimes said that once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, and thrice is a pattern. Well, I've now concluded that there is a pattern involving eating at El Palenque, and it's not a good one. Over the past year-plus, my wife and I...More

1  Thank Ron_Sipos
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Once we arrived at our hotel, we were quite hungry. We decided to go to a Mexican Restaurant. After all, Mexican restaurants serve quite quickly. We went to the El Palenque. The parking lot was quite full, a good sign. We entered and saw many...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you want decent, authentic Mexican, come here. The food is delicious, the portions plentiful, and the prices are extremely low. The *only* downside to this place is that the service is leisurely, so this isn't the spot if you're in a rush. Also, for...More

Thank Erin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226-2009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-446-9206
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