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El Palacio

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2008 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
+1 256-534-9161
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chelsea, Alabama
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not authentic or fresh. There are lots of restaurants Rum by real Mexicans try one of those . I can't believe this place is still open

Thank ToniV1
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With all the good Mexican restaurants around, I can't believe this one even survives..combination lunch plate..this was a greasy plate swimming in a bland fatty sauce..

Thank 314nancy
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember going here when I was a young girl with my family. I recently went there and realized it looks exactly like it did then and the food is the same. Love the chile relleno and the refried beans!

Thank Gloria M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Although this restaurant may not be much to look at, it is the absolute best Mexican food around! Their Fajitas (both chicken and steak) and Refried Beans are the best I've ever had! Love this place!!

Thank Vonda B
Decatur, Alabama, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Old Chile Relleno is back!!! So very happy to report that evidently management got the message -long time customers reacted badly to the "new" Chile relleno . They listened and brought back their wonderful, original Chile relleno! Give them a try - you won't be disappointed.

Thank Melanie S
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Our children love Mexican food and we're always on the go to find some where new for our family to go! Was always my favorite go to place when I worked in Huntsville

Thank Therisa H
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went here to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and had a delicious meal and even better Peach Margaritas! I had the grande meal which was a sampler with a taco, enchilada, tostada, chille rellino and sides. Everything was fresh and hot. Our server was also awesome, I think his name was Chris?

Thank AnnGDee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is a hard review to write, as I was prepared for Mexican, but got Tex Mex. It was VERY GOOD Tex Mex, but TEX Mex non the less. The building should be on a historical list for the City of Huntsville. The outside is rather plain, but the inside is a world of it's own. The ceiling is done... More 

Thank Justin C
Huntsville, Alabama
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

If you love cheese filled chile releno this is your place. The best tasting relenos in the state . The hot salsa is great with a flavor you cannot stop with one basket of chips

Thank Ken A
Huntsville, Al
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

El Palacio has a lunchtime buffet that is quite popular, although you can also order from the menu. The atmosphere is, well, dark, and the staff is appropriately accommodating. I like their taco salads and love their chile rellenos. Not crazy about their guacamole. Everything else I've tried is good to average, not exceptional.

Thank PhaeScott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2008 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-534-9161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?