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El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

) #615 of 7,320 Restaurants in Houston $$ - $$$ Mexican
21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
+1 281-376-6960
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
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21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this location for lunch. I have my favorite dishes, but it seems all of the dishes are very good. I've gone on business and personal lunches and dinners and have never been disappointed. Customer service is always on point, very helpful and attentive...More

Thank martinezeduardo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a date night with my wife Bonnie we started out going to one Mexican restaurant but ended up going to El Palenque Mexican Restaurant. It was the best move of the night. We were greeted and then seated and our waitress Elizabeth greeted us...More

Thank Jim69_61
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I went with my parents and my mom suggested the Texas combo. It's a beef or cheese enchilada, a beef tamale, a hardshell taco on the side and rice and beans of course. Totally satisfied!

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and service clean restaurant and bathroom. Good drinks. Kids love the ice cream and adults too :)

Thank deborahsD7766YQ
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch. I had the fish tacos. Chips and sauce was very good! Large portions. Service was typical for this type of restaurants (no hurry). Free soft serve ice cream!

Thank Haden L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went here for a solitary meal while traveling. Got seated right away and the waiter was right there for the drink order. Food came out quickly but I did not feel rushed. I had the Flautas which were tasty. Warm salsa and chips were good...More

Thank WinstonB261
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I really enjoy this restaurants atmosphere. Great margaritas, super nice fajitas, and fast friendly service.

Thank brycet510
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Loved my chile relleno, great taste and food was very fast to be served. The customer service was wonderful and the ambiance was very nice. Prices are just normal around 10.99 per plate but if you get fajitas or so it might jump up to...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going here most Fridays for 20 years. It is very busy on Friday evenings. Sometime have to wait for 45 minutes but the food & margaritas are worth it. The waiters make the experience worth the wait.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stopped by for happy hour, this used to be our regular spot. No happy hour pricing....$3.50 for a Miller Lite. Competitors near by have great happy hour pricing. Adrian, fix this or our group won't come back, this is like the 3rd time we noticed...More

Thank scottel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-376-6960
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