Cavernous but still un rinconcito de México (“a little corner of Mexico”), Palenque taps into the border zeitgeist with favorites that tick all the boxes for heart and soul (and calories to match). Large servings may initially daunt, but guilt is part of the family experience, no? We’ll take the lightly battered chile relleno, a poblano stuffed with shrimp and snow-banked in cheese. The pollo al chipotle is well marinated in a textbook bittersweet chipotle sauce, resting on grilled onions and bell peppers. Tongue, absent on stateside tables, comes in a tomato-stew sauce, paired with red rice and refried beans. Save room for desserts—perhaps some canoodling with churros, jeweled with cinnamon sugar and ready for dredging in a deeply satisfying bowl of warm caramel.