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“Wonderful and easy!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Palenque

El Palenque
Av Aristides Villanueva 287, Mendoza 5500, Argentina
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Ranked #77 of 400 Restaurants in Mendoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a great low key bar with terrific empanadas, and really inexpensive. Please add it to the list of Mendoza restaurants!
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful and easy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We went for both dinner and lunch during our stay. Both were excellent and well priced. They have English menus for those of us that struggle with Spanish. The service was really good even when they were super busy.

Visited November 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nice atmosphere and decoration, very friendly staff, our meat was delicious, our wine too and the price was very reasonnable! I would definitely recommend it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“MUST DO IN MENDOZA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Food is above average. Prices are super reasonable. They will accept US dollars at about 25% above official rate.

Best part of meal was sitting out on the sidewalk along Av. A. Villanueva with all the locals. Busloads of soccer fans following a local soccer team drove by on the way to a Sunday game near the park. It was absolute pandemonium. It was great and entertaining.

When the weather is warm, its a great place to be.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cordoba, Argentina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“With the taste of Martín Fierro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great ambient. Put to resemble the post where "gauchos" used to stop for drink and food in the early times of the argentinean confederation. But not quite, luckily :) It has some contemporary touches with an excellent service. Great meat (they ask you how cooked you like it) and wine chart. The place is not so big so it's better to drop by early. It gets too much crowdy near 10pm and you wont like queauing or ending up sitting by the toilettes

Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good buzz”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great place to eat, consistently busy and great buzz. The corn empanadas are a must. Good choice of dishes, reasonable prices, very palatable house wine, great atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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