El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

8324 Se 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
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on Citysearch Mar 12, 2009
We sampled a couple of the guacomoles - very good. Try the Special for two - a fantastic assortment of close to a dozen items - fresh, spicy, and large portions - lots of great leftovers! Give this local family... (more)

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on Citysearch Jan 05, 2009
This is the place to go when you want a great meal. It's a notch above some other mexican restaurants in town. Great food would recommend any of the seafood dishes. (more)


on Citysearch Sep 02, 2008
i have no idea what they use for their dressing - but it is fantastic. Hard to try other items on the menu because the salad is so good, the pork just melts in your mouth. We don't go often enough.... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 23, 2008
I stumbled upon this restaurant when looking for take out. I loved it! It smelled terrific inside and the owner was very helpful and pleasant. The owner is clearly very proud of his heritage and food. I got three... (more)


on Citysearch May 04, 2008
Total letdown. Bad service and expensive items on the menu. The food is ok at best and definitely not worth the price you pay. I hope everybody keeps going here though. Leave the great inexpensive Mexican and... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 13, 2008
Excellent food and service every visit! Great place to go for a business lunch or dinner with family!! My favs are the the Cheese & Loroco Pupusa or the Pelenque Burito. YUM! (more)


on Citysearch Jul 02, 2007
My husband and I have been going to El Palenque since it opened and every time the food has been fantastic! The owners and staff are always friendly and remember our favorites dishes. The Carnitas Pork is a must have!... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 20, 2006
God bless the soul that created the Papusa. I have been to this place 3 times and I still can't bring myself to order anything else. Don't get me wrong, the menu is amazing. They have an entire page of guac dips and a world... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 29, 2006
2 of the 3 times my partner and I have been to El Palenque we've found bones in our food, and I believe the third time we didn't find any bones because all we ordered was the spicy guac. I just don't understand paying more... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 22, 2006
<b>In Short<br></b>This low-ceilinged, cozy restaurant has green walls contrasting with a red carpet and small, similarly colored tables. Familiar Mexican dishes are on the menu, but the Salvadoran fare turns... (more)
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