Palenque Grill is definitely the best mexican restaurant in McAllen. The prices are a bit steeper than the average place, but the food is worth it. Although they removed it off the menu, I suggest you order the tilapia ceviche right when you sit down and before you order drinks since it takes about 20 minutes to make (well worth it). This place has some of the most prompt and attentive service in the McAllen area. They start you off with chips and a roasted pepper and chile salsa along with warm refried beans which compliment each other wonderfully. We even went for breakfast and asked them to make us some mexican style breakfast dishes that weren't on the menu and they said no problem. We visit this place often and the food and service are very consistent. The owner definitely holds his staff to a high standard which is reflected in every part of the experience.
Every Pizza shop in town tells you they have "fresh ingredients"....This is silly, OFCOURSE your ingredients are fresh....If they are not you should just close up shop immediately....What makes this pizza soooo great is that the dough is all made entirely by hand and given at least 24 hours to rise....I would definitely suggest this pizza place to anyone and do so proudly!!!
I had Dinner there on Sat. Great Place! Nice Dinner in the main dinning room and then went out on the patio to Live Music and Drinks. Great Service, Price is reasonable for the quality of the meal and drinks are out-of-this world. I'll be back for sure!