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Taco Palenque South 10th

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
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1000 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501
+1 956-994-8950
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a go to choice when I haventer guests from out of town and for my own dining pleasure. The food is excellent, freshly prepared, and from some of the friendliest wait staffs around. One caution: they do use MSG in their soups and some other dishes. If you are sensitive to MSG, be certain to ask before ordering.

Thank janmccoy
TacoPalenque, Owner at Taco Palenque South 10th, responded to this review

Hey Jan, thanks for taking a few moments to write us a five star review. We appreciate you sharing a lovely dining experience with your guests. Yes, our team is happy to serve you! Until next time! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at the restaurant at least three times in the last month--at two different locations. Each time I found the service very good, as was the quality of the food. Being a family-oriented place, it can get a little noisy at times. That , however, is to be expected given the number of children accompanying adult family members.... More 

Thank Gouranga G
TacoPalenque, General Manager at Taco Palenque South 10th, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a lovely and descriptive review. We take pride in being able to offer a family friendly environment with delicious authentic Mexican food and great service. See you on your next visit! More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great lite taco joint close to the hotel. They have some unique tacos and soup, nice to get hot soup on a cold day!

Thank alonzoent1
TacoPalenque, Manager at Taco Palenque South 10th, responded to this review

Thank you Alonzo! It's soup weather, stop by for some delicious hot soup. More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The best of Taco Palenque is that you can order breakfast tacos almost anytime of the day. Barbacoa Tacos and Potato and Chorizo are the best.

Thank Ricardo M
TacoPalenque, Manager at Taco Palenque South 10th, responded to this review

Thank you Richard. We know how those breakfast taco cravings get- that's why we are conveniently open 24 hours! More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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187 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We went to this Taco Palenque the other night, and as usual, had a terrific meal. Their chips are fresh and homemade; the Pirata was outstanding, with homemade corn tortillas. I look forward to my trips to McAllen area and eating at Taco Palenque.

Thank Joseph S
TacoPalenque, Manager at Taco Palenque South 10th, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a terrific review. More 

Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered the taco al pastor (pork) and asked for an extra order of corn tortillas, which they supplied for free. They have a salsa bar with lettuce, cilantro, onions, radish, cucumber slices, grilled onion, jalapeño, etc, as well as 6 different types of salsa. The meat portion in the taco was so big I made it into 3 tacos... More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Staff always greets customer in Spanish first. Many do not speak English. Food is excellent, prices good.Lots of condiments offered. Not always too clean, but they are very busy, so keeping up is hard...they try, but people are slobs, so... Staff very accomodating to come clean a table. Game room for kids. Fast, the food very well prepared and always... More 

1 Thank Mary Ellen R
Monterrey, Mexico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were invited by our friends to have dinner here, and were truly surprised of the god flavor of this Tex Mex tacos, which are the most Mexican tacos we've had in the US. Really recommend it.

Thank Belindagza
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service even after midnight. We ordered every taco and just sampled each of them. I also recommend the cheesecake! Good margaritas!

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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Don't see a whole lot of deference in them and taco cabana, except that they bring the food to your table and don't charge for chips, not that I would buy them.

Thank Daniel N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-994-8950

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