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El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

715 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5112
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
715 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5112
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ate there yesterday and, the Denver Omelette was huge with Potatoes. Had enough left over for Breakfast today. It was one of the best Denver Omelettes I have had in a long time. Wife had Nachos and had plenty to take home for later. The...More

Thank pilkingt3
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were here for dinner. Since we were not too hungry the waitress suggested a three item combination that we were able to share. We had a cheese enchilada, chile rellano and they made us a vegetarian taco with beans. The combination comes with a...More

Thank Amitadave1
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I came here with my mom to try out the food. The hostess was great and seated us immediately. While you could tell the restaurant was old, it was also clean so I appreciated that. I had a strawberry margarita that was good despite the...More

Thank Alisha D
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Based on the trip advisor reviews I tried this place and am pleased that I did. The service was great and the staff very friendly. The portions were very large and the food was very tasty. I'll be back.

Thank Dale K
Reviewed 13 August 2016

George, the owner of El Palenque, always accommodates our special requests. The service is always quick and efficient. The chicken enchiladas and the chicken flautas are two of my favorites. They don't skimp on the chicken. Their chicken is prepared in some manner that always...More

Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 25 July 2016

El Palenque is a great Mexican Restaurant where the food is fantastic.We visit this Restaurant almost weekly. Love the food and the atmosphere.

Thank pilkingt3
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Chile Colorado very good. All side dishes very flavorful. Son had very good chicken Cesar salad, other son had breakfast plate.

Thank Yolanda M
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I had chicken, beef and cheese enchiladas with rice and beans. Our food was good (average) but a little too salty for me.

Thank Babybanks
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love this place. I haven't had a bad meal. Breakfast is really good too!! The salsa is not thick but it has a good zing to it.

Thank GOPJenn
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is a nothing special Mexican restaurant with not much to set it apart from so many others. Service was good and menu fairly interesting. The carnitas burrito was pretty good but the albondigas soup was . . . well, a mess.

Thank bud9845
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-5112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
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Description
Phone 805-938-2343. New owners, a family. Was "Viejo Mexico" restaurant previously for 9 mo. Their website is still in-work, so more info to be added by their son. This is from Bill Kleinbauer, 805/938-1405