Founded in 1987 in Houston, Texas by the three Serna Brothers, El Palenque has been a pioneer in the Houston full service Mexican casual dining restaurant segment. Leveraging more than 20 years of operational experience, El Palenque is currently one of the most popular Mexican restaurant brands in the Houston area. Designed to replicate authentic cooking found in a traditional Mexican hacienda, the restaurant focuses on using fresh, high-quality ingredients to prepare made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine. A principal of El Palenque's menu, and an example of the Company's commitment to freshness, is our salsas made fresh throughout the day to ensure the ultimate in flavor, Guacamole that is prepared fresh everyday and Mama Serna's handmade flower tortillas prepared daily in the traditional way. Located in Houston Texas, the restaurant offers lunch, dinner and the best Margaritas in town.

Operating 3 locations, El Palenque's menu features original secret recipe dishes created by Mama Serna, including sizzling fajitas, hand-made tamales, enchiladas and tacos as well as traditional Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. El Palenque offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of beers and cocktails. El Palenque also offers take-out and party-packs for that special occasion, as well as catering and in-house banquet services.

The restaurant drives additional traffic during the traditionally slower day parts of early evening and weekly post lunch periods through Happy Hour. As part of the Happy Hour promotion, guests enjoy value-priced signature appetizers and drinks. El Palenque stimulates incremental traffic with value promotions such as its daily and weekly lunch special programs, where guests can enjoy value priced entrees that are prepared quickly to accommodate time sensitive guests.

Stop by any time for a party in progress, at one of our three lively locations.