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“Great little restaurant cheap and cheerful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taco Palenque

Taco Palenque
Ranked #42 of 135 Restaurants in Winter Garden
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Orlando
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant cheap and cheerful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Driven past so many times and never ate here
So this friday myself and my son went in for a early dinner on friday
Very basic restaurant, order up front and waitress brings it
We orderd a TON of food
Fajitas, 6 different tacos rice and beans etc
For the price you cannot beat it

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank iriding
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  • English first
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English first
Ocoee, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just okay...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

I hate to be the first person to say anything bad about this place, but I was not impressed at all, with the food or the service.

When you walk in the door, no one greets you or tells you that you have to place your order at the counter before you sit down. We sat at a table for about 10 minutes before we noticed a sign at the counter that said order here. The two girls serving really seemed like they would rather be anywere else but there and were not very friendly and basically ignored us the entire time. When we finally figured out what to do and got to the counter, we had to fight for the attention of the guy behind the counter because apprently the soccor game on the TV was far more interesting than we were.

I was really hoping to try the fish tacos, but was told they were out so opted for the steak instead. My husband got a chicken chimichanga. The food was really just okay. Neither of our dishes had a lot of flavor and both seemed to completely lacked in any kind of seasoning at all. As far as the salsa bar, what little bit was there to choose from (most of it was empty) looked like it had been sitting there for a few days.

I read all the reviews and was really hoping to be impressed by this place. I am hoping they were just having a off day and will give it one more try before writing it off for good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KFailla
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Winter Garden, Florida
Level Contributor
67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Love!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Tasty - clean - friendly - good Mexican food - salsa bar - lots to choose from - will come again!!! I really like the tacos and variety-you order up front and get some warm chips then they bring your meal...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Grace4696
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Orlando
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169 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great authentic Mexican food...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

Not Tex-Mex but authentic (yes--often colorless) Mexican food. Very (very) friendly staff and great menu. We had chips and a mix of different salsas from their salsa bar, chicken enchilada and tacos. Everything was great. Not fancy buy any means (you get your own soda in a styrofoam cup from the dispenser) but a great neighborhood go-to restaurant for just good food.
You order at the counter and then they deliver to the table. There are 15 or so 4-tops around the restaurant---nothing fancy. Just focus on some real authentic, really good, Mexican home-cooked meals.
I'm sure that we'll be back again soon..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bmcgnh
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Authentic Mexican food at a great price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

Wonderful food in a clean environment with great service. I love the chicken tacos in a corn tortilla.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LambchopFamily
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