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El Palenque

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Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with some friends for lunch. Place was not that busy but there was only one waiter. He couldn't seem to handle it by himself. It took us awhile to get seated and he seemed frustrAted that he had to clean off a table for us. Took a long time to get our drinks, even longer time to take... More 

Thank Susie B
Amherst, NY
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Not a big fan of Mexican, but the wife likes it well enough when we are out and about and need food. That is about what it is good for, if you are looking for Mexican food near Boulevard Mall. BUT, not great, and on the last visit I asked for extra cilantro, and was given a bowl of parsley!... More 

Thank ParisOrNewYork
Jacksonville, Florida
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118 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and served hot. I can not understand whey the place is not busier, other than the location may be wrong. It has easy parking, so I really do not get it. Great food, great service, great prices, clean. Definitely high on my list of Mexican Restaurants. The outside is... More 

Thank AlanBartlett
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We have been goinf to El Palenque for several years now and usually order the same thing - me fajitas, him - nachos. Sometimes you get a lot of meat a lot of fresh veggies and piping hot food. Sometimes you get a few strips of meat, some soggy veggies, and poor service. We had such a bad experience last... More 

Thank Lauren H
Buffalo, New York
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304 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

El Palenque is one of the better Mexican restaurants in Buffalo. The food is delicious. The servers are always really friendly and cheerful. The meals are also insanely cheap, without making any sacrifices regarding quality of the food. The unlimited chips and salsa at the beginning of the meal are my favorite. The salsa is homemade with the perfect veggies... More 

1 Thank Jane B
Niagara Falls, New York
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

This restaurant has a wide ranging menu with plenty of choices. The food is prepared fresh and hot. The chimichangas were fried perfectly and were fully stuffed. The fajitas were sizzling hot, had plenty of meat and were not over-powered by too much onion and not enough good stuff. Burritos are huge - stuffed full and had great and flavorful... More 

Thank Brett C
The Woodlands, Texas
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

Upon reading reviews on various sites, I didn't have high expectations of this place, but a friend and I were going to an event at the University at Buffalo and felt like Mexican food, and this place is close by. I thought it would be adequate for dinner before the event. The menu is quite extensive with a lot of... More 

Thank Ellary M
Tonawanda, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Everything from the food to the updated decor (recently remodeled), to their jumbo margaritas are fantastic!!! Anyone who hasn't tried them yet, or who would choose another fast food Mexican restaurant over this must be out of their mind! Their enchiladas and sauce are out of this world! I have never waited more than 10 minutes for my food, and... More 

Thank Andrew K
Niagara Falls, Canada
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Went on a cold Buffalo Wednesday night to find a busy restaurant - the locals seem to like it! Ambiance was lacking, lighting was too bright for evening dining and it was cold inside. However, the menu was quite varied and we both enjoyed our meals and drinks. I had the chorri pollo which is hard to find at mexican... More 

Thank Terry H
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Now that there are reality tv shows about how restaurants "should" be run............I hope they take some of the advice. Both the tables and the menus were sticky, the covered seating in a few of the booths were in major disrepair. The rest of the ambiance was totally predictable with sombreros, and Mexican art.......quaint. The food was nothing special. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo

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