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El Palenque

Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
02/917-0190, 02/915-4704
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Ranked #43 of 461 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $13
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Cape Town
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meats at the traditional Mercado del Puerto. Sit by the counter, enjoy watching the "asado" grilled in front of you, enjoy the aromas and the ambience and try get through those lovely juicy big chunks of beef !

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is one of the pioneer restaurants in the Mercado del Puerto, but there are others which give you a better attention. The food is OK but not super. Just drag around at other restaurants nearby before choosing this one.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

For the full experience, sit at the bar and watch as the chef parilla cooks your favorite cut. Their chimchurri is terrific...try not to fill up on it! My favorite cut was the picanha, but the lamb was delectable too.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I heard so many nice things about this place and had so many expectations... It is definitely a nice experience, the ambience is great, full of people, plates of meat coming and going. But my super baby cut wasn't that great, average, nothing more. The service is correct.

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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
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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