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Palenque Kitchen

1749 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Palenque Kitchen by Mezcal is a Mexican restaurant that opened in late 2022 serving Oaxaca-style Mexican food, located in the Westside neighborhood of Costa Mesa. Palenque Kitchen creates traditional Regional Mexican Cuisine from Oaxaca with a modern twist by Executive Chef Gabriela Gomez. Along with delicious cuisine, they have a full bar with emphasis on cocktails deriving from the Agave; they also have one of the largest Mezcal and Tequila selections in Orange County.

Try delicious and unique starters like the scallop aguachile or a gordita with quesillo, squash blossom and huitlacoche. Palenque offers a vast dinner menu including chicken mole, birria, carne asada, enchiladas and grilled fish. Don't miss the delicious churros filled with horchata cream for dessert. Enjoy a wide variety of craft cocktails, plus wine and beer.

Palenque is open for dinner, weekend brunch and special and group events, along with late nights on weekends. They also have happy hour, with gourmet tacos as low as $5!


Mon.:  5-10 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs.:  5-11 p.m.
Fri. - Sat.:  5 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.
Sun.: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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