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El Palenque

#4,314 of 13,486 Restaurants in Paris
#4,604 of 14,086 Places to Eat in Paris
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Quartier Latin
Steakhouse, Pub, Argentinean, South American, Central American
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5, rue de la Montagne Sainte Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 54 08 99
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Palenque a ouvert ses portes dans le coeur du 5eme arrondissement en...
El Palenque a ouvert ses portes dans le coeur du 5eme arrondissement en 1965. A l'epoque c'etait le seul restaurant ou l'on pouvait decouvrir la gastronomie argentine.Venez decouvrir les entrees du Nord de l'Argentine empanadas, pastel de choclo, chorizos criollos. Tous ces plats sont faits maison afin de vous garantir le gout de l'authenticite. La specialite, la viande de boeuf Argentin importee fraiche et grillee sur de la braise de quebracho blanco. Naturellement pour les desserts prime toujours le dulce de leche, sous toutes ses presentations. Pour accompagner votre repas vous trouverez des vins argentins des provinces de Mendoza et de Cafayate, mais aussi quelques vins chiliens pour les plus curieux.
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  • 30
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
nice Argentinian meat in the heart of Paris

small and quiet restaurant for repairing your stomach after queuing in nearby NotreDame visit to the tower :)

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Francisco O
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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good place with Argentinian cuisine. Staff is friendly and helpful, english speaking. Meat dishes are great. The service was fast. Overall, I recommend the place if you will be nearby and have a taste for well-made meat.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

small and quiet restaurant for repairing your stomach after queuing in nearby NotreDame visit to the tower :)

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great steaks. Awesome neighborhood, service is good, but the wait can be long. Good things come to those who wait. Try the fried corn doughnuts as a good side to an excellent piece of steak.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were hungry for a good steak after 3 weeks in Paris. We remembered this restaurant from a previous trip and decided it was just what we needed. Once again we were not disappointed. The service is friendly and efficient. The ribeye steak was succulent and the patagonian lamb was tender and delicate in flavor. Try an authentic Pisco sour... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We’ve been to Palenque several times over the past few years, the food has always been very good and the service acceptable. We were looking forward to our return visit (2 people, a reasonably busy Wednesday evening in December) but oh boy something has gone catastrophically wrong. So the food was still good, but the service was just appalling. From... More 

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Gex, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

El Palenque was researched ahead of time, as our friends we were taking out suggested they wanted a good American steak. Not finding such a restaurant in Paris (yet), I found this place and we decided to try it. Our first course, three of us had avocado-tomato salad with a slightly spicy cilantro sauce, and the other person had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

The meat comes from Argentina: amazing taste and tenderness. Try the corn pastilla, sausage and dulce de leche. Great place for a tasty and informal dinner among friends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The steak was all right, but the atmosphere was not. The servant did their best but the owner didn't make his guests feel welcome. A restaurant which has had succes too long All in all not recommendable.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

My partner wanted a steak for his birthday and the typical mediocre quality beef smothered in sauce with chips better known as steak frites wasn't going to cut it. We found this restaurant and it lived up to expectations. We were able to book a table about an hour before we wanted to eat. We arrived at this very small... More 

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Herten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Very good Argentine meet excellent cooked in this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue de la Montagne Sainte Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: 01 43 54 08 99

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58 - 77
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub, Argentinean, South American, Central American

Description

El Palenque a ouvert ses portes dans le coeur du 5eme arrondissement en 1965. A l'epoque c'etait le seul restaurant ou l'on pouvait decouvrir la gastronomie argentine.Venez decouvrir les entrees du Nord de l'Argentine empanadas, pastel de choclo, chorizos criollos. Tous ces plats sont faits maison afin de vous garantir le gout de l'authenticite. La specialite, la viande de boeuf Argentin importee fraiche et grillee sur de la braise de quebracho blanco. Naturellement pour les desserts prime toujours le dulce de leche, sous toutes ses presentations. Pour accompagner votre repas vous trouverez des vins argentins des provinces de Mendoza et de Cafayate, mais aussi quelques vins chiliens pour les plus curieux.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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