Palenque Fresh Mexican Cuisine
By Julie B.
Image courtesy of Jeremy Jenum on Flickr
|Portions are filling and prices are very reasonable.|
|Simple and cozy.|
|Good pace throughout the night. Server thoroughly explained menu.|
|Fresh and flavorful.|
Put away your passports – there’s a bona fide Mexican restaurant right here in the city of Windsor!
One of the owners has years of culinary experience as a past chef at a well known restaurant in Windsor before opening their own place. They take great pride in offering fresh and local ingredients, purchasing their produce and meat from the City market and other local vendors.
Windsor Girls Growl™ visited Palenque on December 19, 2012. We were greeted with a warm welcome from the hostess, and the server was friendly and efficient throughout the night and took the time to explain some of the items on the menu when asked for assistance.
With Christmas only a week away and feeling the festive mood we opted to start with margaritas to celebrate (okay, who am I kidding – Christmas or not we would have ordered them!).
The margaritas were delicious, using real ingredients (not a pre–made mix), and we shared several appetizers including guacamole which was very fresh with just the right amount of cilantro. The Queso fundido con Chorizo (otherwise known as flaming cheese) was very yummy and gooey – just the way I like it! – and was served with toasted pita chips.
My main dish, Pollo Asado, was delicious. The chicken was moist and tender and topped with fresh pico de gallo.
They offer a wide selection on the menu with reasonable prices and good sized portions. I was anticipating the churros for dessert, but unfortunately they were out of them – but that’s okay as it just gives us an excuse to go back!
|Julie B.‘s Overall Rating|
|Except for a few minor things, we all seemed to really like our individual dishes and the service was great. We would definitely put Palenque on our list of restaurants to try again and again and again.|
Comments from fellow Growlers
Laurel R. said: “I ordered chicken enchiladas, and they were delicious – very flavourful and fresh. I especially appreciated how the server took time to go through the menu with me (a non-cilantro lover!) to suggest items that included little or no cilantro. Being able to make an informed choice about what to order helped me to thoroughly enjoy the selection I made. I will definitely revisit Palenque!”
Lisa M. said: “The chicken was delicious but the rice and refried beans were over salted. The guacamole and flan were super yummy. Overall I loved the dinner.”
Lisa L. said: “I had a pineapple margarita, and it was a refreshing twist on the conventional lime or berry ones. I had the beef fajitas this time and they were delicious – the steak was really tasty. I had been there before and had a chicken enchilada and one of the spices on the chicken didn’t appeal to me – I think I would try the beef next time.”
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