To all of our valued customers,

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the headlines, we want to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation through the New York State Department of Health and the CDC. We are taking all necessary precautions and abiding by all sanitation recommendations. As always, we are committed to the health and safety of our customers and employees.

Our dining room is open!

As this situation continues to unfold, we will keep you posted here with any updates. We appreciate your continued support through these difficult times. Thank you for your business.

Welcome to El Palenque

We offer a vast array of authentic simple Mexican fare in a colorful Cantina where vivid art & sombreros line the walls.

Minimum purchase of $10.00 to use credit cards. Thank you!

Authentic Mexican Food

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Our menu includes a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine that is sure to please and delight everyone in the family. If you aren't sure where to start, ask our experienced staff for their recommendations and mention any vegetarian or dietary concerns.

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Our goal is to be the best Mexican restaurant in the Rochester, NY. Please let us know what you think to help us exceed expectations so we can provide the best possible dinning experience for all of our customers.

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Hear From Our Customers

Absolutely fantastic evening. Excellent meal wonderful waiter and phenomenal drinks!

Alex M

Alex M


The food is always great here. The margarita's are perfect. The jumbo is the best size to last the whole meal! I've been to El Palenque several times and this time I had to write a positive review.

Inigo M

Inigo M


Always great food, and friendly servers. The portions are large for the price and the quality is astounding. Try anything, you will not be disappointed!

Christen J

Christen J


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Hours of Operation

Mon: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tue: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 12:00am - 10:00pm
Sun: 12:00am - 9:00pm