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1803 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520-8142
+1 956-544-8400
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06:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 01:00
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British Columbia, Canada
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Stopped in for a light lunch. We each ordered a different combination plate. Both were very generous portions. The soup was very different - sort of a tomato base with tiny noodle. It's a Mexican specialty. The restaurant had a huge salsa bar with several kinds of salsa; fresh onions, cilantro, lemon slices and lime slices. Also complimentary tortilla chips.... More 

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1 Thank MotherTrucker041
TacoPalenque, Guest Relations Manager at Taco Palenque, responded to this review

Hey! Serving generous and filling portions is what we do! Our amazing salsa bar is loaded with fresh ingredients. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Thank you! More 

Brownsville, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Great food excellent salsa bar. Beef and chicken fajitas are very tasty, great variety of food, staff is ready to help and serve their customers.

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1 Thank Sean H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Could serve a bit more food, instead of just onions, covering the whole plate. Smells kinda funky in the seats by the back.

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San Antonio, Texas
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192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

!Chicken Fajitas with beans and rice served in a bowl with corn tortillas and guacamole served on the side, is awesome. To drink "Horchata..is like dessert".

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Pflugerville, Texas
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188 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were in Brownsville for business and needed to eat something fast before our meeting. We had heard about Palenque and decided to try it as it was right on the Expressway. We were very pleased with our dishes. I loved the salsa bar and was able to sample several different options on my tacos. My colleague had the Palenque... More 

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Texas
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I have eaten here often, usually at their location on the expressway. The food is yummy, service is fast and prices are good. The location in Boca Chica is a lot smaller than their newer location but still a good size. You order at the front and a server will bring your food to you. Both locations have provided me... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love Picadillo!! It is the ground meat and potatoes meal that is steam cooked, and at Taco Palenque, always with sides of rice, beans and a small salad. This may seem like a basic Mexican food meal (which it is), but Taco Palenque makes the experience unique with it's multi salsa bar and a great selection of Beer to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The food was good, but they had a lot of flies and the place did not appear clean.. Too bad because the fajitas and tortillas were good. Maybe better as a takeout..

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Thank Viking448
Brownsville, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

My daughter said to try so we came for lunch. You order at the counter and they bring to your table. Food was good, hot and came in a short time, they do have the condiment bar and the variety there is good also. I had the fideo soup and a taco which was very good.

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1 Thank Susan B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Is like a really Mexican food presented in the American franchise way but really tasty- excellent options in the menu I went the first time in January but I go now every time I visit Brownsville I really recommend this option

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 01:00
Saturday
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1803 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520-8142
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: +1 956-544-8400
Description
100% Authentic Mexican Food
Best Fajitas in Texas!!
Parrilladas, Tacos, Caldos, Quesadillas, Tampiquenas, Enchiladas, Breakfast, Mexican Desserts and More

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