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“Fantastic taqueria near the airport!”

El Palenque Taqueria
Ranked #105 of 446 Restaurants in San Mateo
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Just what we needed after a long flight across the country! We landed starving and looked up a place to eat as soon as we left the airport parking lot. This place came up, and we went right over.

Two incredibly delicious and satisfying prawn burritos later, we went happily on our way! Highly recommend... great mix of flavors, perfectly cooked shrimp, well constructed and hearty burrito!

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Thank ajhorse21
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

El Palenque Taqueria es muy bueno.

A hole in the wall Mexican joint located in a strip center across from a school, El Palenque Taqueria is the real deal. No pretenses. Nothing Fancy. Just down to earth, good Mexican food.

As always, the yardstick of quality is the carne asada super burrito ($6.50), and El Palenque Taqueria does not disappoint. With large slices of avocado, it's a treat: tons of moist, juicy steak, beans, spicy salsa, and sour cream. Sheer burrito deliciousness. Ingredients were all distributed so as to give a little of everything in each bite. Huge in size, it could be a meal for two. A small disappointment is that they have no choice of tortilla (flour only) and no black beans, but no big deal. Free chips and three tasty salsas to boot.

Clean, fast, and friendly, El Palenque Taqueria will definitely fulfill your need for Mexican food.

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Thank CJ G
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

Had a quick lunch on the way to SFO. Very close to the freeway which was a plus. 3 of us had Carnitas plates and burritos which were awesome. Good home made beans. The 4th person had a chicken burrito which they were surprised to find out it was thigh meat and not breast. I tasted it and liked it, they did not so much. Prices are more than reasonable. Restaurant is clean. Service is good and friendly.

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Thank agsj
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

We ate here because we could easily walk from a local hotel.

It seems to be a family run, small restaurant operation warmly accepted by neighbors for quick, cooked to order, hearty, meals.

We had chips, salsa, tacos, tostadas, burritos and all were tasty. The woman taking orders helped us order a meal for a child so that it wasn't too hot.

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Thank Claudia E
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Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

I tried quesadilla and it was prepared differently than I have seen in the past. It looked more like a burrito but tastes very good.

Thank av227
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