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El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1485 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77373-2544
+1 281-353-4055
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. If you love Tex Mex you will want to eat here. Nachos, guacamole, quesadilla, fajitas, enchiladas, salsa, Margaritas!!! The options are what you would expect and the prices reasonable. On Friday afternoon through the evening it can be crowded but the wait is worth it. Get together with friends or go alone. This... More 

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Thank Cathy B
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7 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The wait staff were very helpful and nice. They give you chips and salsa and the food was warm and good. Careful of the plates they can be very hot.

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Thank Sylvia C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Salsa is excellent. Food was okay. Margaritas are good but strong. I had the chicken nachos. Chicken, cheese and beans. Not much taste.

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Thank Erin G
Spring, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a birthday get together for my son. There was a suprise for him from the waitstaff. Had a fun time. The waitstaff is always very attentive without being pushy. The food is above average and the menu is expansive with a lot of choices.

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Thank robert k
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Family friendly. Really good fajita meat. I've been there several times snd each time food was fresh and excellent. Drinks are good too.

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Thank Audrey M
Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting Spring Texas and was invited to lunch at this restaurant. Was not sure of the different selections so asked waiter his recommendations. So went with the Texas burrito and like they say nothing is small in Texas. Oh my, from the first bite it melted in my mouth. Great choice.. highly recommend you stop.

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Thank GigabyteFL
Spring, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Excellent servers & waiters. knowledgeable Love the guacamole and cheese dip! Steak fajitas are great!

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Thank Sam W
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My favorite is the cheese enchiladas. The shrimp fajitas are also very good. Nice outdoor patio (45 & 2920 location) I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the service can be "spotty" at times-long waits-with very little customers -It is our go to local place for Mexican food

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Thank CKCsmile
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is usually quite busy. The food is good and waitstaff friendly. Mid-level priced with a daily lunch special.

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Thank tjgeorge13000
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I've eaten alot of Mexican food here In texas, but this place is down right gross. I'd rather eat $1.00 frozen patio dinners than eat at this place. How they have stayed in business for so long amazes me. It stinks too! A funky moldy...mildew smell.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1485 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77373-2544
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 281-353-4055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?