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El Palacio

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2008 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801-6513
+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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Laceys Spring, Alabama
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I consider El Palacio to be a Tex-Mex restaurant and I mean that in a good way. I have always enjoyed the food and I have been going there almost weekly since 1982. I always make the buffet at lunch so I not much good at commenting on the supper menu, but if it is the same food you get... More 

Thank Capn_Tripz
New Market, Alabama
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231 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

How great this place really is. I, from a young age, was introduced to El Palacio and have been coming here since. First of all, they have the best refried beans EVER! There's none like them in town that I have found. I've always had fresh food, either from the menu or buffet. My standard is the chile relleno, chalupa... More 

Thank Jgreenway151
Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The menu is very limited and the small guac salad literally had 1 tablespoon of guacamole for $5 I asked the waitress if this was for real and she kept a straight face. Service was courteous but this is clearly a low-end TexMex place.

1 Thank hokiepokie95
Chelsea, Alabama
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 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
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
Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$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 Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801-6513
  • 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?