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El Palenque - CLOSED

8324 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-7307
+1 503-231-5140
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  • Excellent40%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible0%
1 Jun 2012
20 Feb 2012
“Interesting, Salvadoran dishes served with a Smile.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
8324 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-7307
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Mexican and Salvadorian menus available here. We did several of the Salvadorian dishes, including their specialties -- excellent. Very fresh, wonderful spices (and not "hot" spicey). Service was great; our server very knowledgeable of the various dishes and gave us good recommendations. We'll definitely go...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Excellent service; we were seated at the front window able to watch the passersby on 17th Ave. Nice wine first; then an interesting well-seasoned dinner. Both my friend and I felt pampered and "treated" to an El Salvadoran dinner.

Thank clpb
Reviewed 31 December 2011

I have been to this restaurant 3 times. It is different and the first time my food was much better than this last time. May depend on what you order but I would say the food is pretty much average for a little neighborhood joint,...More

Thank Amar P
Reviewed 22 April 2011

A hole-in-the-wall Salvadoran restaurant, next to a dog supply shop three times as large, tucked away in the farthest south corner of SE Portland, mere feet from Milwaukie. We would never have gone there, or even known it existed, had not my mother given us...More

1  Thank Oregonian66
Reviewed 15 October 2007

never a bad meal. good food served well.

Thank KIMA1111
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8324 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202-7307
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-231-5140
El Palenque Restaurant, in the same location for over 20 years. A hole in the wall for some, warm and colorful ambiance, romantic at night for others. We serve consistant flavored fare, as tipical as it was intended. We stand by our popularity, given the oportunity and you are not happy with the experience let us make it right for you.Some of our most popular fare are fry plantain, yuca, pupusas. Listed dishes are popular in El Salvador. From Mexico we offer Chile Verde, Stake Ranchero, and made upon request an assortment of guacamoles.
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