in Downtown Riverside

Palenque is the best spot to have Mexican lunch and dinner right here in downtown Riverside. Here, gourmets can sample the most exquisite traditional Mexican dishes in a modern inspired setting. The chef always uses the best local produce, and the menu offers food lover's sophisticated Latin dishes made with the best ingredients, as well as a large selection of excellent drinks and cocktails. Signature dishes include scrumptious such as Carne Asada, Carnitas, Beef Barbacoa, Chile Verde, Guacamole, Ceviche, Papas Bravas, Fish Tacos, etc. Drinks and Food are always prepared to your perfection. The service is impeccable; nothing at Palenque is left to chance.

We're open for lunch

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Dining Room

Palenque offers a modern take on a traditional interior design that is a -must-see- in person. Embracing Aztec and Mayan artwork, Palenque represents Mexican cuisine at its finest with a touch of Southern California flair. Let Palenque help you to re-discover Latin cuisine in an atmosphere designed to embrace the new while valuing tradition. All our dishes are made with fresh, local, and organic products, and are prepared daily! You'll also enjoy our homemade tortillas made from Palenque's original recipe. Here at Palenque, we thrive in community presence. We hope to provide a home away from home specialty meals -just not your everyday cuisine, but made with the daily pride of Latin cuisine.

Dining room booths The bar


Mexican Food

Wisely chosen drinks and cocktails enhance arrays of flavors coming out from the meals. The charming dining room boasts a contemporary, relaxed yet seductive ambiance. Indulge your senses in the artful fusion of flavors created by our dynamic and talented chef who uses the finest regional produce. Specialties include Ceviche Papas Bravas and a delicious Carne Asada. The desserts are particularly noteworthy. Meals are always complemented by impeccable service of professional staff and expertly paired with a selection of ambrosial Cocktails and drinks. Palenque is a welcoming melting pot, provoking surprise encounters, and enjoyable memories in downtown Riverside.

Papas Bravas Chicken Milanesa



- Cocktails lovers will take great pleasure in the excellent drinks selection, from vintage classics to exciting discoveries. No matter what you order, you are sure to enjoy it. The drinks are well suited to the cuisine. Palenque is an absolute must among the memorable dining experiences in downtown Riverside.

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Hours of Operation:


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Contact us


Palenque | 3737 Main St #101 | Riverside , CA 92501


(951) 888-2240

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