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We’ve selected a few of our favorite fresh, delicious menu items to give you a taste of what you’ll find at El Palenque. See what’s cooking where you are, including specials, features, and prices, at a El Palenque near you!

 


APPETIZERS

CHILE CON QUESO
A favorite amongst texans, this is our creamy combination of velveeta, american, and cheddar cheeses mixed with mild peppers.
Bowl | cup
 
MINI CHIMIS
6 ground beef mini chimis served on a bed of lettuce and tomato with a small side of chile con queso.
 
CHICKEN DIABLOS
Four grilled chicken strips paired with a mild jalapeno slice and fresco cheese, wrapped in bacon. Served over a bed of rice with charro beans, chile con queso, and sliced avocado.
 
QUESO FLAMEADO
Melted monterey cheese, mixed to perfection with your choice of chicken fajita, beef fajita, chorizo (mexican sausage), or shrimp. Served with fresh homemade flour tortillas. Vegetable option available. 
Chorizo, chicken fajita, or | vegetable | mix fajita  |  beef fajita or shrimp
  NACHOS PALENQUE 
Our delicious house nachos are a great way to begin your experience with us. Homemade and hand fried chips, topped with refried beans, your choice of meat, and sprinkled with american cheese. Served with
guacamole and jalapenos.

bean & cheese  | ground beef | chicken fajita | mix fajita | beef fajita 

NACHOS PICANTES
Our new twist on a classic plate. Crispy corn tortilla chips topped with our savory spicy chorizo, pico de gallo, and monterey jack cheese. Served with guacamole and sour cream.
 
PAPA NACHOS
Slices of deep fried potatoes covered with our savory gravy and a blend of monterey jack and american cheese with your choice of meat. Served with guacamole and jalapenos.
Ground beef  | chicken fajita  | mix fajita  | beef fajita
 
QUESADILLAS
A traditional quesadilla made with fresh homemade flour tortillas and melted together by monterey cheese and your choice of meat. Served with guacamole and sour cream.
Vegetable or chicken fajita  | mix fajita  | beef fajita or shrimp fajit  
 
PALENQUE SAMPLER
½ Order of mix fajita quesadillas, 4 mix fajita nachos and 2 small shredded chicken flautas. Served with a creamy jalapeno ranch sauce. 
 
MEXICAN CEVICHE
Lime cured tilapia tossed with tomatoes, red onions, diced jalapeno, and lightly sprinkled with oregano. 
 
SHRIMP COCKTAIL
Boiled shrimp chilled over ice and tossed with fresh diced tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion, cilantro, avocado, and our mexican cocktail sauce.

SOUP & SALAD

TORTILLA SOUP
Chicken broth soup comes with onions, corn, potatoes, carrots, garlic, spices and fried tortilla strips.   

Bowl | cup
 
CREAMY POBLANO SOUP

Bowl | cup

CALDO TLALPENO (CHICKEN SOUP)
Chicken, zucchini, potatoes, corn, and carrots, monterey cheese, chipotle sauce, and diced avocado come on the side.  Served with your choice of fresh homemade flour or corn tortillas.
Large bowl  | small bowl
TROPICAL FISH SALAD
Green salad tossed with our homemade mango lime vinaigrette, pecans, pineapple, strawberries, and feta cheese. Topped with your choice of tilapia fillet or basa catfish.
 
SOUP & SALAD
A combination of your choice of our tortilla soup or creamy poblano soup and our house salad. The house salad is a mixture of crispy spring mix, cucumber, jicama, and topped with a black bean corn garnish and queso fresco crumbles. Served with your choice of dressing.
 
PALENQUE FAJITA SALAD
Iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, Monterey and American cheese, and your choice of meat. Served in your choice of a
tortilla shell or cold plate.

Chicken fajita  | Mix fajita | Beef fajita
 
MEXICAN COBB SALAD
Romaine salad topped with chicken fajita, crunchy bacon, avocado chunks, monterey jack cheese, boiled egg, and tomatoes cobb style. Garnished with crispy corn tortilla chips and your choice of dressing. 
 
GUACAMOLE FIESTA
Freshly mashed guacamole mixed with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
 
AVOCADO SALAD
Chunks of diced avocado lightly tossed with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

FAJITA SPECIALTIES

SOUTH OF THE BORDER FAJITAS
Our famous fajitas lay over a bed of grilled onions and are served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas. (Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream
served upon request)
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita | Vegetable Fajita
 
PARILLADA PALENQUE
Marinated Beef and Chicken Fajitas mixed together with Poblano Peppers, Onins, Bacon, and grilled to perfection. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade
Flour or Corn tortillas.
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
GARDEN FAJITAS
Your choice of our Famous Fajitas mixed with bacon, shrimp, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and tossed together with melted Monterey Cheese. Served with guacamole, charro beans, rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita  | Beef Fajita
 
PARILLADA FIESTA
A mixture of Golden Quail, Gulf Shrimp, and Beef & Chicken Fajitas. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas. (30 min Cook Time
RIBEYE FAJITAS
Center cut marinated Ribeye Steak cooked to your designated temperature and sliced into delicious fajitas. Accompanied by Camaron Brochetta, Cilantro Garlic Butter, and Chile de Arbol Crema. Served with Guacamole, Black Bean Charros, Cilantro Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade
Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
FAJITA CAMARON
Grilled Shrimp fajitas over a bed of grilled onions. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
IXTAPA MIX
A delicious mix of Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp Fajitas. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
FAJITAS BROCHETA
A mix of our Famous Beef & Chicken Fajitas paired with two Camaron Brochetta. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
GRILLED QUAIL
Grilled to a golden brown, these three-quail ware bursting with flavor that will make your taste buds dance! Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, & your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
(30 min Cook Time)
 
HUGO SPECIAL
Top choice beef skirt steak paired with three Jumbo Fajita Shrimp. Served with Gucacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
CARNE ASADA
Top choice beef skirt steak smothered with Monterey cheese. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or
Corn tortillas.

MEXICAN FAVORITES

Rancho Grande
Perfectly grilled chicken breast topped with chunks of sautéed shrimp, Mexican sauce, and Monterey cheese. Served with Guacamole, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Pechuga Monterey
Grilled chicken breast topped with Mexican Sauce and melted Monterey cheese. Served with Rice, Refried Beans, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Pechuga Diabla
Golden grilled chicken breast topped with mushrooms and our special Chef made Diabla sauce. Served with Guacamole, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Baja Grilled Chicken
Chicken breast sautéed in white wine with Mushrooms, Poblano Peppers, onions, tomatoes, and topped with Monterey cheese. Served with Mexican Rice and Black Bean Charros. (20 min Cook Time)
 
Yucatan
A savory grilled chicken breast topped with sliced Bacon, Mexican Sauce, and Monterey cheese. Served with Guacamole, Rice, Charro Beans, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Tampiquena
A favorite, this top choice beef skirt steak comes paired with one of our popular Cheese Enchiladas. Served with Rice, Refried Beans, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Steak Mexicana
Beef or chicken tips slowly simmered with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and seasoned to perfection. Served with Rice, Refried Beans, Guacamole, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas. (20 min Cook Time)
Tacos al Carbon
Three soft tacos with your choice of Beef Fajita, Chicken Fajita, or Mix Fajita. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Rice, and Charro Beans.
Chicken Fajita  | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
Tacos a La Plancha
Three Shredded Beef or Shredded Chicken corn tortilla tacos, lightly pan fried to a crispy golden brown topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, and Monterey cheese. Served with Rice and Refried Beans.
Shredded Beef | Shredded Chicken | Chicken Fajita
Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
Pollo Loco
One half of the most flavorful golden roasted chicken, braised with our special recipe of citrus and mild pepper paste. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Flautas
Three shredded Beef or shredded Chicken flautas. Served with Guacamole, Sour Cream, Rice, and Refried Beans.
Shredded Beef | Shredded Chicken
Chicken Fajita  | Beef Fajita
 
Chimichanga
A large flour tortilla stuffed with ground beef, and deep fried to golden perfection. Served with Guacamole, Sour Cream, Rice, and Refried Beans.
Ground Beef  | Chicken Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
Chile Relleno
This classic Mexican recipe stuffs a poblano pepper with your choice of meat and is topped with Mexican sauce and Monterey cheese before oven baking to the perfect temperature. Served with Rice, Refried Beans, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
Ground Beef | Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita
Beef Fajita | Shrimp
 
Texas Burrito
Our enormous Texas sized burrito is stuffed with the rice, beans, and the trifecta of meats- Beef Fajita, Chicken Fajita, and Ground Beef. Topped off with our chili gravy and shredded American cheese, this burrito will most definitely not disappoint.
 
California Burrito
This California Style burrito is stuffed with Rice, Beans, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, and your choice of Beef Fajita or Chicken Fajita. It is then topped with our delicious Mexican Sauce and shredded Monterey Cheese.
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita 

MARISCO

Tampiquena Mar
Your choice of either Grilled Shrimp or a Basa Fish Filet, paired with one of our popular Cheese Enchiladas. Served with Rice, Refried Beans, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Mazatlan
Perfectly grilled chicken breast paired with three Jumbo Grilled Shrimp and topped with Monterey cheese. Served with Gucacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
Camaron Diablo
Our special recipe of sautéed shrimp topped with our Chef Diablo Sauce. Served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Charro Beans, Rice, and your choice of fresh homemade Flour or Corn tortillas.
 
Camaron Acapulco
Our special recipe of sautéed shrimp slowly simmered with tomatoes, onions,and jalapenos. Served with guacamole, charro beans, rice, and your choice of fresh homemade flour or corn tortillas
 
Camaron Brochetta
Four jumbo gulf shrimp each paired with a mild jalapeno infused with Monterey cheese, wrapped in bacon and cooked to undeniable excellence. Served over a bed of rice with Charro Beans and Chile con Queso. 
 
Shrimp Stuffed Avocado
A favorite recipe of garlic sautéed shrimp with melted Monterey Jack cheese over a lightly battered and deep fried avocado. Served with cilantro rice, black bean corn relish, and our special Salsa Cruda.
 
Palenque Fish Tacos
Our own version of the classic fish taco. Your choice of Grilled or Fried fish fillets, wrapped in a homemade corn tortilla and topped with Red Cabbage and a Black Bean Corn Relish. Served with Cilantro Rice and a Creamy Remoulade Sauce.

ENCHILADAS

Enchiladas Mexicanas
Three traditional Beef Fajita or Chicken Fajita Enchiladas, covered with Mexican sauce and Monterey cheese. Served with Rice and Refried Beans.
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
Enchiladas Verdes
Three traditional Beef Fajita or Chicken Fajita Enchiladas, covered with Salsa Verde and Monterey cheese. Served with Rice and Refried Beans.
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
Enchiladas Dinner
Three Ground Beef or Cheese Enchiladas, covered with our house gravy and American cheese. Served with Rice and Refried Beans.
Ground Beef or Cheese | Chicken Fajita
Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
Dinner de Lujo
Three Beef Fajita or Chicken Fajita Enchiladas, covered with our house Gravy and Monterey cheese. Served with Rice, Refried Beans, and Guacamole.
Chicken Fajita | Mix Fajita | Beef Fajita
Spinach Enchiladas
Three Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas, covered in a Cream of Mushroom sauce and topped with both Monterey and American cheese. Served with house Cilantro Rice and Refried Beans.
 
Sour Cream Enchiladas
Three enchiladas made with homemade Flour tortillas and filled with Shredded Chicken. Topped with our Chef Special Sour Cream Sauce and Monterey Cheese. Served with Rice and Refried Beans.
Chicken Fajita  | Mix Fajita  | Beef Fajita
 
Shrimp & Crab Enchiladas
Two enchiladas made with homemade Corn tortillas, filled with sautéed Ranchero Shrimp. Topped with Creamy Avocado Sauce, Monterey Jack Cheese, and Lump Crab Meat.  Served with Cilantro Rice and
Black Bean Corn Relish.
 
Enchilada Combination
One traditional cheese enchilada, one ground beef enchilada, and one spinach enchilada  Served with rice and refried beans.  (no substitutions)
 
Grande Dinner
Two ground beef or cheese enchiladas, covered with our house gravy and shredded American cheese.  Paired with a crispy taco. Served with rice, refried beans, and guacamole.
Ground Beef or Cheese | Chicken Fajita | Beef Fajita
 
El Tejano
One cheese enchilada, one tamale, and your choice of beef fajitas or chicken fajitas. Served with rice, refried beans, and your choice of fresh home