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El Palenque Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Green Hills
Mexican, Southwestern
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2210 Crestmoor Rd, Ste 7, Nashville, TN 37215-2026
+1 615-383-6142
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a great find in Green Hills with good cheap Mexican food. If you are looking for a great casual lunch or dinner spot and want to avoid the crowds of most Green Hills restaurants, this is your spot! The cheese enchilada is absolutely phenomenal. I also love the burritos, fajitas, tacos, salsa, and queso. Be warned: The only... More 

Thank DRB060607
Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

For years I have loved eating at El Palenque. The food is very good as is the service. I especially like #19 and also the fabulous chicken soup which is topped with large chunks of avocado.

Thank Anne885
Canton, Georgia
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Really good Tex Mex food. I love Tex Mex and this is very good. We refer to El Palenque as Chippy Whippy because that is how one of the long time waiters refers to it when he is talking to my 6 year old grandson. Everything I have tried is great but I am partial to The Chicken Chimichanga. My... More 

Thank Butch F
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Chicken Soup is what the Green Hills crowd orders and it is wonderful! Fresh tomatoes, onion , cilantro and avocado. You'll need to add fresh lime and hot sauce to make it perfect! It's definitely a meal! You can get normal Mexican food anywhere.....so do what the native Nashvillians do and get the soup.

Thank katmotlow
York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I hate to write a negative review, but this place is pretty bad. Went here for lunch after a bit of shopping at Green Hills mall, not wanting to venture far. The place is set up so you can't easily walk there from the mall, even though it's just across the parking lot, you need to scale a 3-ft wall... More 

Thank Josh K
Nashville, Tennessee
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353 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stopped in on a Thursday around 6:45pm. I get my haircut right below at Salon YaYa & we decided to eat here since it was so close. We parked in the lot below the restaurant & walked up the steps on the side. There is a door on the west side, on the second floor to enter. Having never... More 

Thank Billy H
Nashville, Tennessee
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572 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Our friends love this local spot so we joined them for dinner there. We really liked the nice warm chips and salsa. We also tried the guacamole with tomatoes that was also good. All entrees were delicious enchiladas with rice and beans, Fajitas and burritos all delicious. The frozen margaritas were not all that frozen, they could have been better.... More 

Thank Patty B
Nashville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

What a nice change. The restaurant has been remodeled and it feels great. It used to feel like eating in someones garage with tired fabrics and bad decor. Now the food is the same but it feels worth eating at this establishment.

South Riding, Virginia, United States
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My husband and I went to El Palenque on a Friday evening, about 5:45, just beating the evening dinner crowd. We were seated promptly, and were served chips and a tasty salsa immediately, so we were happy and looking forward to a nice dinner after a long drive, arriving in Nashville late in the afternoon. Right after being seated, every... More 

Thank Vicki_in_Virginia
Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I've been coming to El Palenque for a bowl of their amazing Chicken and Rice Soup topped with slices of avocado, chopped onion, tomato and cilantro and plenty of deliciously seasoned broth for the last 6 years! It's one of those large deep bowl servings that you think you couldn't possibly finish, and then you can't stop yourself from taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2210 Crestmoor Rd, Ste 7, Nashville, TN 37215-2026
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville>  > Green Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Green Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 615-383-6142

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