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El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

) #764 of 7,266 Restaurants in Houston $$ - $$$ Mexican
21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
+1 281-376-6960
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 21:30All hours
$$ - $$$
21161 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-1655
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 5 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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 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 10 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
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We have eaten at this location for almost 30 years. The food is hot, really good and the service is great.

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I go here quite frequently. The bar is a great place to have a few cocktails - the margaritas are VERY good. Food is very good too - but I'll be honest, I do more drinking here than eating. Staff is top notch and they...More

Thank W Brian P
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I wish I could write an excellent review as I normally would in the past but last night was not excellent. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting- smelled and were dirty. I alerted the staff and they laughed... wasn't off to a great start... chicken was...More

Thank brooke d
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places however I thought the last couple of times we're not so amazing. Just came from the boarder and realized how truly good this food is. Service was excellent as always.

Thank gwenbraum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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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