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Palenque Kitchen - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Palenque Kitchen - Riverside

4.6
4.6
377 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Right in the midst of downtown Riverside, California, is Palenque Kitchen. It is said to have the best Mexican in downtown Riverside. The funky atmosphere features colored lighting, lounge areas and some Mexican art. The private dining area is also ideal to book your celebration or event. The hip and fun staff will help you choose from all the amazing dishes on offer.

Palenque Kitchen serves up authentic regional Mexican cuisine but with a modern twist. Start with one of handcrafted margaritas we offer or a beer if liquor is not your preference. Our Ceviche baja style is the perfect starter to share with the group. Fish tacos, carnitas and carne asada and El Patron our signature dish, are just feature some of the many amazing entree options. Top off your meal with our Palenque Cake or some authentic churros.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 17:00–21:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–00:30 Sun 16:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (951) 888-2240
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Rolando Rubalcava
  • Private party facilities
    From 15-350 guests capacity, private dining rooms available, two patios and separate atmospheres, custom menus and banquet menus, on site banquet coordinator, we can cater to most requests, Palenque Kitchen amazing decor transport you to Mexico and makes your experience unforgettable delight
  • Area
    Riverside
  • Cross Street
    University Ave
  • Parking Details
    Park on the building's structure on Market St. between University Ave. and Mission Inn Ave.
  • Entertainment
    Live music, hispanic art, special events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 377 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inland Empire

    Good for groups

  • Inland Empire

    Lively

  • Inland Empire

    Mexican

377 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great! Food was deelish! The ambience was fun and trendy.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The server spilled water on me. She never checked up on us if we needed anything. We had to ask another server to assist us or to bring us our server. The French toast was amazing

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  3. RogerT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch experience was the ultimate! Good, drinks, and service was top notch. Could not have started my Sunday morning on a better note. Thanks

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  4. MiguelG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Paolo, had great food and drink recommendations for us. The food came out promptly. The restaurant is located in an excellent location, near parking and other bars and restaurants. Since the restaurant is 'lively', expect to speak louder than normal and the seating was a bit cramped. Overall, it was a fun experience and I would return again.

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  5. PennyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We came into this restaurant months ago and I ordered the Octopus appetizer really afraid, but it was amazing. We have returned here a few more times and only ordered this again. Last night was not as amazing as we remember it but still delicious. Other than that, one day we need to try something else. lol When My husband told the waitress that he would have actually preferred the michilada over the lime juice beer, I had hoped that she would bring him what he liked better as a kind gesture but I am sure that was just wishful thinking. Maybe just a small amount of tomato juice or asked if he wanted to pay the $1 difference

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  6. Bonniemurf

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, our server was excellent. The only thing we didn’t appreciate was how loud the music was playing.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good was horrible. Asked for eggs over medium and they were extremely runny. The chilaquiles were super cold when I got them. The meat was so bad that didn’t look or taste like steak . Will not be coming here again

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  8. DamajaY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good music, couple birthday parties but wasn’t too loud. Solid drinks thank you Christian for the service.

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  9. Meme

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    $30 for bottomless mimosas? 10/10 Great vibes, great company, good service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Service is fabulous! Drinks hit! And the food is amazing

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FAQs

Palenque Kitchen - Riverside does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Palenque Kitchen - Riverside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 888-2240.

Palenque Kitchen - Riverside is rated 4.6 stars by 377 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Palenque Kitchen - Riverside

3737 Main Street, Suite 101, Riverside, CA 92501

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    University Ave
  • Area
    Riverside
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 17:00–21:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–00:30 Sun 16:00–21:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Park on the building's structure on Market St. between University Ave. and Mission Inn Ave.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rolando Rubalcava
  • Entertainment
    Live music, hispanic art, special events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (951) 888-2240
  • Private party facilities
    From 15-350 guests capacity, private dining rooms available, two patios and separate atmospheres, custom menus and banquet menus, on site banquet coordinator, we can cater to most requests, Palenque Kitchen amazing decor transport you to Mexico and makes your experience unforgettable delight
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