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El Palenque

5, rue de la Montagne Sainte Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
01 43 54 08 99
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Ranked #4,194 of 12,018 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $71 - $93
Cuisines: Argentinean, Central American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Panthéon
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.
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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Trenton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

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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2 reviews
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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124 reviews 124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011 via mobile

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Very good Argentine meet excellent cooked in this restaurant.

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

We were craving a good steak and had noticed this restaurant when walking in the area a few weeks ago. We weren't disappointed - I had the bife de chorizo and my husband had the lomo - both were cooked perfectly and nearly melted in your mouth. We also had empanadas de queso (the type I like - not too... More

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