Large menu, fun atmosphere and tasty Mexican food! It has a casual dress code and family-friendly. This place also has a decent size bar area and great drinks. Prices are cheap/very reasonable, portions are huge (dieters beware!) and atmosphere is festive and bright. This is a place to indulge and have fun! Regarding the service: I have always had friendly service and the wait staff pays attention to your needs. It's a great place to bring a bunch of friends and hang out/talk/drink/eat, especially in the summertime out on the front patio. Everyone I've brought to "Mazatlan Restaurant" raves about the food and especially the drinks, even their desserts are delish. Highly recommended for a casual and fun night out. Also, they have plenty of parking, which is in high demand in the NW area
I have a heads up about the kind of cuisine. My Fiancee is from El Salvador. So I was able to ask his opinion on the food. The food is very similar to the food from his hometown. The main difference is the freshness. But that can be said for any restaurant that is far from its roots. I personaly found the food wonderful and the service adequate. I have had better but the better one has closed. For the lack of buisness and wrong location. But I have been back to El Palenque and will certinly go back.
They have awesome food with good price. If you like Mexican food, you have to come here. I tried several items on the menu..and everything was delicious. They also have awesome vegetarian menu for people who dont eat meat or want to be healthy. so many choices! This is a perfect place to go when you are craving Mexican food!!!! (I feel hungry everytime I think about their food.)