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El Palenque

Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
02/917-0190, 02/915-4704
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Ranked #42 of 456 restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $13
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

El Palenque has an unusual prestige as a top restaurant in Montevideo. I had been there before and the food is ok and prices are outrageous. I made the mistake of inviting my family and, being a party of 7, made a booking in their internet site, which was confirmed. I arrived, as expected the place was packed and I... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Love eating at the bar of Palenque restaurant in the Port Market, you chat up the Asadors, who pamper you with the best cuts, Emilio the owner, selects the best cuts of the days, from pork, calf, lamb and if you are veggie lovers grilled vegetables taste like heaven as well.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

allways when i go to Montevideu, i'm try to have one lunch in this restaurant , because is the authentic Parrilla Uruguaya. but the prices are very expensive too!

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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The best meat top quality and fresh catches fish dishes ... the daily dessert suggestions are heavenly delights ... you have to try this place is really very good .. and you will return again and again

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Montevideo, Uruguay
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

we had a brasero de mar for 2 which was quite expensive and the food quantity was just for one, comparing what other tables had on their plates

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Campinas, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Best Parilla in town as well one of the most typical experiences you can have in Montevideo. Fortunately not a tourist trap, the meat is great and the prices right!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

there are many "outdoor" restaurants at the mercado, where you can sit on a stool and enjoy a Parillada. However, i prefer the more formal setting of el palenque, where i can still enjoy all the benefits of the Parillada, "BBQ" whilst sitting down and enjoying a glass of wine from their extensive selection of great Uruguayan vintages

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is certainly a must go in montevideo if you want to eat a really good meat and uruguain parrilla. The only complaint is the very slow service. The waiters are very polite but they took a long time to answer.

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Ellicott City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Have you ever been challenged to decide which is best: An Uruguayan or an Argentinian Parrillada? In soccer it is easy.. Argentina wins, perhaps! Not so easy when it comes to steak houses. The beef we sampled at this steakhouse was of high quality and prepared in the Uruguayan style with some saucier preparations. Needless to say, if you like... More

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Curitiba, PR
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Following recommendations from friends and magazines, we went to El Palenque to try the traditional Uruguayan "parrilla". I must say this was definitely one of the best places I ate meat ever and it is a must go for anyone visiting the "Mercado del Puerto" in Montevideo.

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