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“Amazing!!! Great service and fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Palenque

El Palenque
Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este, Uruguay
49-4260
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Ranked #30 of 165 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Amazing!!! Great service and fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is a fantastic restaurant. You can tell the owners are Catalans!! Efficient service, unbelievable meat. Try the asado de tira with the house green salad. We went there for three days in a row. Highly recommended and great value for money. I love this place, casual spanish style, good wine selection, they have a beautiful wine bodega in the basement. If you like good food, you have to go to El Palenque!!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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buenos aires
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“best meat in punta del este”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Went to El Palenque twice during Easter vacation 2012. Meat is clearly the best in town, try "morcilla dulce" and picanha. Service was excellent. You can go with children (relaxed atmosphere).

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vitoria. ES. Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excelent Service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Incredible grilled food(meats mainly) and soberbous service. A must go!

Visited April 2012
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Would NOT go back or recommend.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Disappointed and not worth the dinero. Steak was overcooked, sent it back and got a much smaller steak in return. Also they gave us the wrong bottle of wine. When I tried to explain it was the wrong bottle I got: "this is the right one. Trust me, I know". I will not be going back or recommending this place. 

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Tasty but overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Very good meats but, like all of Punta del Este, overpriced!

Visited March 2012
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