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El Palenque

177 S Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-1810
+1 808-622-5829
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
177 S Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-1810
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

When I first moved to Wahiawa I was excited to be near a Mexican resturant. I went and it was average. Decided to come back 5 years later and its still average. No exciting flavors. Just your basic menu. By the way the salsa is...More

Thank Miata l
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, worth the wait. We had the burrito trio and the three enchiladas. Both were excellent and reasonably priced. Just the right amount of heat. The chicken and pork enchiladas were excellent. The menu is extensive, from huevos, to tacos, to...More

Thank heybrah
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Imagine going to Cabo and saying, "Hey, let's go get Hawaiian!" It's not hard to see where i'm going. That's not to say, this place is awful, because it's not but if you don't live here just wait until you get back home. Now, if...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very small but very good Mexican food better than most others in the area , no parking warning , would rate higher but when i went the service was a little slow for such a small place but the food is very good .

Thank manoatruck
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thank goodness for El Palenque! Whenever we have a hankering for Mexican food, we go there. The regular clientele is made up of soldiers stationed at Schofield and Wheeler. The place is tiny and has only 6 or 8 tables. The decor is identical to...More

Thank hkbuck
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I ate at El Palenque today with a friend after hearing several great reviews from coworkers. I was a little hesitant after trying horrendous Mexican food on island. This place, however, did not disappoint! I ordered a mixed plate of a beef enchilada and a...More

Thank Constantly T
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Authentic spice and ingredients. Prices are fantastic for the proportion. Some of the friendliest staff on island. Stop reading and go try it out, worst case youll be full and out $10.

Thank boyd579
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Great food but not the best seating, only have 8 tables so if your party is bigger than 4 you'll have to sit at 2 different tables. If you love Mexican food you will enjoy El Palenque and their servers are wonderful.

Thank Dawn I
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The wife and I were brought to this restaurant by relatives that live nearby and it turned out to be the best Mexican restaurant that we had on Oahu; out of three total. The pork chili verde was delicious, and I asked for the hottest...More

Thank jarmstrong27
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I live for Mexican food and there are different types of Mexican food. Sometimes I want that American type and sometimes I want that home style traditional Mexican. I have been going to El Palenque for years and it never fails to satisfy my craving...More

Thank rialoha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 S Kamehameha Hwy, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Wahiawa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-622-5829
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