El Palenque Restaurant

Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League

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In a Nutshell

  • Family owned and operated
  • Outstanding authentic Salvadoran and Mexican food
  • Traditional family recipes
  • Fresh food and fine ingredients

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Maneuvering the food-strings of a fully operational restaurant takes learned fingers capable of tremendous culinary know how. El Palenque has been family owned for 20 years, so it's full of handmade, time-tested family recipes. Fresh ingredients populate a dinner menu crammed with savory Central American fare. El Salvador sways the recipes of traditional chicharron pupusa (spiced pork; $10) and the hearty tamal (a corn dish with olives, potato, bell peppers, carrots, garbanzos, and feta cheese; $10). Mexico asserts its kitchen influence with palenque salad (meat, rice, beans, lettuce, avocado, and pico de gallo; $10) and the crispy chimichanga (accented with ranchera salsa, avocado, and sour cream; $13). A cold glass of horchata, tamarindo, or mango juice to send refreshing coolness down the hatch will happily accompany your meal.

Instead of being punched in the ear by a frenzied boxer wearing a Hugo Boss button-down shirt, venture into a sea of guacamole and depart on a flavor voyage. Skivvy into fresh ingredients prepared with love and fire. Your taste passport eagerly awaits a stamp from enchilada customs.

Reviews

Citysearchers give El Palenque 4.5 stars and Yelpers give four:

  • I've lived in El Salvador before... And these guys have the best Salvadorian food... The pupusas are the best! -- Phil O, Citysearch
  • God bless the soul that created the Papusa. I have been to this place 3 times and I still can't bring myself to order anything else. -- houseofpearl, Citysearch
  • It smelled terrific inside and the owner was very helpful and pleasant. The owner is clearly very proud of his heritage and food. -- SPDX, Citysearch
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    Sellwood - Moreland Improvement League

    8324 Se 17th Ave

    Portland, Oregon 97202

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