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Palenque Grill Expressway 83

606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
+1 956-994-8181
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bean dip” (9 reviews)
“beans” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501
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1 - 10 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my husband here for his birthday recently. We usually eat at another location but this one was closer to where we were that night and since he loves their tortilla soup it was an easy decision. The soup was excellent but we also had...More

Thank Nikki I
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing such a special day with us. We appreciate your wonderful review, Nikki!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went here for my birthday on the 30th of December. We have tasted Mexican food at many Mexican restaurants and this has to be by far the worst. 23 dollars a plate is not worth it at all! Not only did...More

Thank Ruben M
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ruben, we're sad to hear that this was your experience. We truly care about offering great service, and your complete satisfaction is our priority. We'd like to invite you back for a courtesy dinner at this location. We would like the chance to offer you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the service is outstanding! The beans with chips and salsa are also worth mentioning because they are awesome. The tortilla chips are fresh and crispy. The salsa has a little heat but not too much and the beans are the best I’ve...More

Thank Cynthia C
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cynthia. Thank you for reaching out to us. We're sad to hear that this was your experience. We truly care about offering great service, and your complete satisfaction is our priority. We'd like to invite you back for a courtesy dinner at this location....More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Always good. Fast service . Servers go out their way to please you. The quality has Remained consisten over the years. May be time for and furniture upgrade!

Thank DoctorLPP
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a completely different experience from the usual Tex-Mex fare or Mexican food we eat at US restaurants. They served chips with refried beans and spicy salsa. Got the Pechuga Pollo Chipotle - $16. Flattened chicken breast. Was all right. It would take...More

Thank JPadmanabhan
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are proud to serve North Pacific style Mexican cuisine. Your comments are noted, and we hope to have you back for a visit worthy of a five star impression. Thank you for sharing. Until next time.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We love the fresh salsas and chips. Enjoy eating the entomatadas. The kid's plates are good. The refried beans are pretty good.

Thank Guadalupe F
PalenqueGrill, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thanks for your review, Guadalupe!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Love this place! the service is top notch. They bring out chips & salsa and chorizo beans that are to die for! Everything I've ever had here has been delicious.

Thank Pat S
PalenqueGrill, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

See you back soon for more of your favorite food! Thank you very much.

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The food was authentic and very flavorful. Our service was great. Overall this was a wonderful recommendation from a client that did not disappoint!

Thank Aggiegal19
PalenqueGrill, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We're glad to hear that! Thank you!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The only reason I am not giving this restaurant a five is because the decorations are comfortable but not fancy. Other than that the service, menu options and food taste was awesome. As others have said, the dip and salsa was excellent. I talked through...More

Thank Leslie J
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hey Leslie. First, we'd like to thank you for taking a few moments to share your review. We're happy to read that we will be seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lunch with wife and Aunt salsa good, chips too thick Queso flamiado avg/good Enchiladas Verdes ok Beans and rice sub OK Great serviceMore

Thank John P
PalenqueGrill, Guest Relations Manager at Palenque Grill Expressway 83, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi John, thanks for sharing your feedback! We'd like to offer you a five star visit. Can you please contact us at pgrillfeedback@palenquegroup.mx or 866-233-8226 with your feedback? Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'd like to know how we can offer you a...More

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Nimisha R
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Response from TexEater | Reviewed this property |
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
USD 10 - USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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