El Palenque Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

★★★★☆
  • 1485 Spring Cypress Rd

    Spring, TX 77373

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  • 281-353-4055

About El Palenque Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Food

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My family and I just finished eating dinner and vow never to come back. The service was horrible and to top it off they served us spoiled food. When we brought it to the manager's attention, Mr.Cesar failed to do anything and stated I

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★★★★★

My family and I just finished eating dinner and vow never to come back. The service was horrible and to top it off they served us spoiled food. When we brought it to the manager's attention, Mr.Cesar failed to do anything and stated I

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El Palenque es muy muy skanky! I was told more than 10 years ago that this place had awful food, but I finally figured it was time to experience it first hand. What a grave mistake. I don't know how they stay open. Taco Bell, yes Taco Bell, runs circles around this place. The food is under-seasoned, the salsa tastes like ground black pepper, and the cheese tastes like that cheap crap that doesn't have to be refrigerated (the cheese is so salty it is all you can taste). If they used Velveeta (and I loathe Velveeta) it would be an upgrade. Do youself a favor and avoid this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

El Palenque es muy muy skanky! I was told more than 10 years ago that this place had awful food, but I finally figured it was time to experience it first hand. What a grave mistake. I don't know how they stay open. Taco Bell, yes Taco Bell, runs circles around this place. The food is under-seasoned, the salsa tastes like ground black pepper, and the cheese tastes like that cheap crap that doesn't have to be refrigerated (the cheese is so salty it is all you can taste). If they used Velveeta (and I loathe Velveeta) it would be an upgrade. Do youself a favor and avoid this place.

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Ok but so many mexican places nearby that are much better. Typical greasy mexican food, about as good a buying frozen & cooking at home but more expensive. I've been there a few times, in case it was a fluke, but nope, this is just how their food is!

2
★★☆☆☆

Ok but so many mexican places nearby that are much better. Typical greasy mexican food, about as good a buying frozen & cooking at home but more expensive. I've been there a few times, in case it was a fluke, but nope, this is just how their food is!

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Bad, Bad Bad!! Food was horrible and service was lacking. Overall I would give this total restaurant experience a F for fail! You can find another great place to eat in a city this big!

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad, Bad Bad!! Food was horrible and service was lacking. Overall I would give this total restaurant experience a F for fail! You can find another great place to eat in a city this big!

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I'm confused! Your previous reviews on this restaurant must be pretty old. I've been going to El Palinque at I-45 and Spring Cypress for about 3 years. Since I've been eating there, they have NEVER served rice and beans and a cheese puff before the meal. They serve a big basket of warm tortilla chips & warm salsa. They also will bring a delicious salsa verde free of charge upon request. The Margueritas are not the best I've had, but very good indeed. I prefer mine on the rocks, but all of my friends swear the frozen ones are THE BEST. They've recently gone up on their prices, but it's still very economical. My favorite dish is the Tacos a la Plancha with shredded beef....please don't make the mistake of getting the chicken as the beef is just too fabulous. The service is about 90% fabulous and 10% pretty good. Most of the wait staff there seem to be 1) working hard and 2) enjoying and engaging the customers. Warning: Do NOT let anyone trick you into a birthday celebration there. How many heads has that sombrero really been on? How much do you like whipped cream in the face? You do? Ah well, that's the place for your celebration! I eat there on average twice a week, in medium sized parties as well as alone with my book.

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★★★★☆

I'm confused! Your previous reviews on this restaurant must be pretty old. I've been going to El Palinque at I-45 and Spring Cypress for about 3 years. Since I've been eating there, they have NEVER served rice and beans and a cheese puff before the meal. They serve a big basket of warm tortilla chips & warm salsa. They also will bring a delicious salsa verde free of charge upon request. The Margueritas are not the best I've had, but very good indeed. I prefer mine on the rocks, but all of my friends swear the frozen ones are THE BEST. They've recently gone up on their prices, but it's still very economical. My favorite dish is the Tacos a la Plancha with shredded beef....please don't make the mistake of getting the chicken as the beef is just too fabulous. The service is about 90% fabulous and 10% pretty good. Most of the wait staff there seem to be 1) working hard and 2) enjoying and engaging the customers. Warning: Do NOT let anyone trick you into a birthday celebration there. How many heads has that sombrero really been on? How much do you like whipped cream in the face? You do? Ah well, that's the place for your celebration! I eat there on average twice a week, in medium sized parties as well as alone with my book.

Pros: Friendly wait staff, consistently good food and drink

Cons: Stay away for a birthday and don't take a large group unless you have lots of time.

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We have been going to Palenque for years and the last couple of months things have changed for the worse! The waitstaff is different and not very friendly or very efficient with orders coming to the table not as ordered. The food has changed as well.My son get flautas almost everytime he comes with us and since the change they have been terribly greasy. The prices have gone up to where it just is not affordable for a weekly dinner as it once was for us. We are sad to have to leave but we will not be going to Palenque as often as we once did.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been going to Palenque for years and the last couple of months things have changed for the worse! The waitstaff is different and not very friendly or very efficient with orders coming to the table not as ordered. The food has changed as well.My son get flautas almost everytime he comes with us and since the change they have been terribly greasy. The prices have gone up to where it just is not affordable for a weekly dinner as it once was for us. We are sad to have to leave but we will not be going to Palenque as often as we once did.

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This is our favorite Mexican Food Restaurant. We love the food, the prices and the Margaritas. The waitstaff is prompt and ameniable. I would recommend it to anyone!

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★★★★★

This is our favorite Mexican Food Restaurant. We love the food, the prices and the Margaritas. The waitstaff is prompt and ameniable. I would recommend it to anyone!

Pros: Good service!

Cons: Crowded

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I've been eating at El Palenque for years.We've always had prompt seating without ever needing reservations. Its great for big parties, but you do need reservations for that. The service will vary depending on the amount of business they have. If you go when its packed, of course you won't be getting a great amount of individual attention. But you will always have your drinks filled and anything else you might ask for. When you order your food, you first get either a bowl of rice and beans or a cheese puff, which you are supposed to eat upon arrival. (not leaving it to get cold). And the tortillas should be served with your fajitas, if not, thats beacuase they are being hand made in the back, but would be out fast enough to not let your food cool.

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★★★★★

I've been eating at El Palenque for years.We've always had prompt seating without ever needing reservations. Its great for big parties, but you do need reservations for that. The service will vary depending on the amount of business they have. If you go when its packed, of course you won't be getting a great amount of individual attention. But you will always have your drinks filled and anything else you might ask for. When you order your food, you first get either a bowl of rice and beans or a cheese puff, which you are supposed to eat upon arrival. (not leaving it to get cold). And the tortillas should be served with your fajitas, if not, thats beacuase they are being hand made in the back, but would be out fast enough to not let your food cool.

Pros: Good parking

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With all of the terrific Mexican restaurants in the area this one has nothing going for it. From start to finish it's a disappointment. The margaritas taste like lemonade. Rather than bringing all of our meal together they brought the rice and beans first, as that cooled they finally brought the entre and a little while later the tortillas. Frozen Mexican food would taste better. Overpriced for what you get. We didn't ask for doggy bags since why suffer through the meal twice. The waiters seem to hate their jobs.

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★☆☆☆☆

With all of the terrific Mexican restaurants in the area this one has nothing going for it. From start to finish it's a disappointment. The margaritas taste like lemonade. Rather than bringing all of our meal together they brought the rice and beans first, as that cooled they finally brought the entre and a little while later the tortillas. Frozen Mexican food would taste better. Overpriced for what you get. We didn't ask for doggy bags since why suffer through the meal twice. The waiters seem to hate their jobs.

Pros: None

Cons: Overpriced, Food, Service

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I did not care too much for this resturant. The service was not that good and the food wasn't either. I didn't care too much for the atmosphere. Maybe this just wasn't my type of resturant. I will not return to this resturant. The prices are ok but I would pay a bit more for better food and service.

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★★☆☆☆

I did not care too much for this resturant. The service was not that good and the food wasn't either. I didn't care too much for the atmosphere. Maybe this just wasn't my type of resturant. I will not return to this resturant. The prices are ok but I would pay a bit more for better food and service.

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We go here a ton! The margaritas are the best there is, the food is great too. We always sit in the bar and it seems to be a ton more fun.

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★★★★★

We go here a ton! The margaritas are the best there is, the food is great too. We always sit in the bar and it seems to be a ton more fun.

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This is a pretty typical mexican restaurant, with an enormous menu. The food is good but a little expensive compared to other places around the area. The food is very tasty just like to salsa and chips. I really like the salsa, but

3
★★★★★

This is a pretty typical mexican restaurant, with an enormous menu. The food is good but a little expensive compared to other places around the area. The food is very tasty just like to salsa and chips. I really like the salsa, but

 

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