Don Pancho had the vision to create a fast, casual Mexican restaurant that would provide true Mexican flavor. This is how the Palenque chain was born. Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico and now a U.S. citizen, Don Pancho originally founded El Pollo Loco© which was a success that led him to open his first Taco Palenque.

Build Specs


  • Eagle 3-Well Steam Table
  • 35lb Pitco Double Basket Fryer
  • Wells 24″ LP Flat Griddle
  • Wells (2) Burner Table Top Range
  • Wells 36″ LP Char Broiler
  • Panasonic 1000 Watt Microwave
  • True TSSU-36-8 Refrigerated Sandwich Prep Table
  • True T-19 Refrigerator
  • True 72″ Chef Base Low Boy
  • True T-49 Refrigerator
  • True TUC-36 Undercounter Refrigerator


  • 40″ Samsung LED TV
  • Sony 1,015-Watt Home Theater System
  • (3) Sets of Polk Marine Grade Speakers
  • PA System
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