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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Good food and good music
Best Carnitas I have ever ate! Fantastic plating! Great service. Fantastic food
First time here, loved it! Food was amazing and so was the staff :) I will definitely make the 30 mile drive again.
It was closed!! There were a few other restaurants on the mall, on the same block that were all open with outdoor dining.
Great service! Good food! Celebrating a birthday with Sunday brunch!
This was our first time here! We will be definitely coming back! The service is great so is the food! They had heaters out so it was perfect! Will be coming back!
👏🏼 amazing vibe and great food and drinks
Came here for a small birthday get together and it was amazing. Service, food, and drinks were all wonderful. The manager was accommodating and they followed all COVID guidelines. I will definitely be back.
Dinner was perfect. It was a busy Friday night, but service was so exceptional we felt like the only ones there. Our server Sally was amazing. Sally made us feel welcomed and suggested a spicy margarita which is now my new favorite. We will definitely be back.
The food and drinks were amazing. The service was great. Our drinks took a bit long to arrive each round but it was fine, we were relaxing. The ONLY thing I need to note is that I’m allergic to coconut and their dessert platter featuring sticky mango rice is made with coconut milk. I had a reaction and it had to leave immediately because I didn’t have my emergency medication. I would strongly advice that the dessert is changed on the menu to say, ‘coconut mango sticky rice’. Aside from this it was a lovely date night.
Food and drinks are over priced but
The vibe was like a mature Mezcal nightclub night. You had the upbeat atmosphere but you could hear yourself talk while having dinner with friends. It was fun!
It was a decent time. Food was good, service a little slow. But I would definitely go back.
Excellent service and food. Just wish they had a better wine list. Not a good selection of better wines.
We had a great time and definitely visit again!!!
Slow services. Need more music. AC was not working
Don’t go here, they don’t even have AC inside. What a joke.
Love the decor and the food was good. We sat inside but it was so hot and uncomfortable. Will have to try again when the weather cools down.
Great!! Food and service will definitely come back.
Reservations were well respected. Ambiance and Management were very live and polite. Customer service could be worked on. Our server was very forgetful. Overall it was an okay experience.
Over priced and food is not that good at all. Will not be returning
The food and the atmosphere was great! The service was fantastic! We felt very comfortable with the COVID provisions in place. We'll definitely be back!
Well first got their an they were closed. Second ended eating somewhere else 2x more expensive. So disappointed
It was amazing! We just moved out here from Texas and it was totally worth it! Will definitely be coming back
It was OK. But a little noisy background. Music was a little loud
Place is always great it’s my go to spot!!! I always bring a group to make the experience better thank u !!!
You know there is nothing like first impressions. That didn’t happen today when I went to your establishment. I would like to speak to the owner of this restaurant if they can make themselves available. This is the issue I faced today at this place. My wife and I ordered a drink and 10 minutes later we ordered our food, by the way there is only eight-ten items to choose from on the brunch menu. We waited for almost an hour to get our food, and being a paying customer was a bit taken back at what happened next. I asked for the manager about 15 minutes later is when we encountered Omar Dela Vega. I proceeded to share our problem with him, and immediately, he began to talk to me in a manner that was not managerial, so I dismissed him from our table, because my wife was afraid that he was going to get physical, and even after I decided to end the discussion with Mr Dela Vega he kept looking at me in a manner which was quite intimidating to myself and my wife. If I can I would like to speak to the owner of Mezcal. Mr. De La Vega's conduct and actions made me think that he should have been hired to be a bouncer, but then maybe not. If you could give the owner this message it would be a help to me and my wife and the community Mezcal serves, or not. I will posting this complaint everywhere I can, and maybe even write a negative review in a newspaper ad here in Riverside. No one deserves to go out and spend their hard earned money to be treated the way Mr. De La Vega treated us.
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One of my best food experiences. Oscar/Omar (can't remember) was great. Our waiter was awesome. We ordered like 4 different drinks. The consistency in the drinks was on point as well. I would highly recommend this place for sure. And we'll be going back...
This was my second time. The first time I went the service was impeccable, the food was amazing and the ambiance was lit. This second time I was placed in an annoying table that wobbled, up against a wall, the service was mediocre but the food was still good. We didn’t have the same server so I attribute this experience to how she served and tended to us. I’ll still go back because it’s still a nice place with good food.
Our service was terrible. We literally had to get up and leave because a churro was taking over an hour to deliver.
The service was fantastic and food was very good! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Enjoyed the environment, got to our table fast the server was great. Definitely coming back
They had a last minute reservation and the food was pretty good. I would return 😊
Awesome experience again server was great thanks rachael
We didn’t know what to expect since it’s normally a night club but the food was actually really really good can’t wait to come back
The food was ok. Cool environment. Service was not that great plus I ended paying for a meal that they said they didn’t have. When I got the bill I told them to take it off my bill and they said I should have a refund by midnight and still no refund.
Palinque is quickly becoming our favorite place in Riverside for Sunday brunch.
Great food, drinks were a bit expensive . Food came out very fast... and was really good
The food was fantastic and the service was great as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
Palenque Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Palenque Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 888-2240.
Palenque Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.