Welcome to Taco Palenque

Juan Francisco Ochoa, known as Don Pancho to his friends and family, was in search of an opportunity to bring his love and passion of Mexican cuisine to the United States. This is how the Palenque chain was born. Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Don Pancho first founded El Pollo Loco, which was such a success. This led him to open another restaurant, Taco Palenque®, in 1987 in Laredo, Texas.

It has become the ultimate location to spend time with family and friends while enjoying a delicious, unforgettable and authentic Mexican food. In fact, positive word-of-mouth has led to new and loyal customers, building on to Don Pancho’s passion for providing unique dishes in a comfortable setting. There are several Taco Palenque® locations operating throughout the southern region of Texas, and the potential for more is strong.

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Taco P. Fan Talk

  • Since I moved from the Valley I was missing Taco Palenque. All are delicious, just ate a taco pirata from the one in Weslaco and it was glorious!!! Was mad I only got 1, should had gotten 2!!! I will move back to the Valley just cuz of this place!!!- JM


  • This place is GREAT! Best taco I ever had, got the Matamoros with beef and guacamole. UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! One will fill you up, I ordered 2 and was stuffed, if I had ordered 3, I would have ate them all. Why can’t we have these everywhere?

    -Robert W

  • I love that they. Have breakfast tacos because it’s good

    -Alina Duarte

  • The service was excellent. There was no wait. The food was brought to the table quickly and the beer was ice cold. Perfect place to take the family and enjoy a few cold ones


  • Good food at an awesome price, I love the tacos! The plates are yummy also, service is also great and fast!


  • Love da food here!! Home made everythAngggggg!!! Lol ☆☆☆☆☆ Must come back!!!!! We need this is Chicago/Aurora, IL asap!!!

    -Thelma Torres

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