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El Palenque

#3,454 of 13,573 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Quartier Latin
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5 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 54 08 99
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This restaurant services amazing meat. Its a quite small restaurant so make sure to make a reservation. The atmosphere is very nice, and you will not regret it. It can be quite expensive, but for a special occasion or once in a while I can really recommend this place!

Thank Stephan V
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Delicious steak, very nicely cooked. Sides of salad, sweetcorn fritters, mashed potato and some lovely wine. Good experience, friendly service.

Thank Chris S
Zhuhai, China
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My first time to Paris. I have tried 2 different restaurant, and Unfortunately, i was disappointed with their steak. I almost gave up. El Palenque made it up for all the bad steak I had the previous attempt. I also walk by without checking out the review for the previous two. That was my mistake and now it's proof, not... More 

Thank Michael K
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We were actually planning to have dinner there. We were so unfortunate to come without reservation. What seemed to be initially a nice welcoming turned out to be a nice way to push us out. One of the waiters/or owners told us to come back in 40 min, so we overcame hunger and went out to walk in the surroundings... More 

Thank Stephanie N
Zollikofen, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

the food was very good, authentic argentinian meat. althought the service was really bad. they had a problem with some table reservation and literally threw us out of the restaurant while we were still finishing our dinner. that's not the manner for a 100€ meal!

Thank Christoph L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This came recommended by a Parisian friend. The entire meal was excellent - the meat especially so. We had the beef empenadas, the corn puree, the ribeye for 2, and the chocolate torte.

Thank Kathleen A
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We went for a late lunch on 3/19/16, happened by this place completely by accident. Thank goodness! The food was amazing and the Manager, Mauricio I think is his name is so friendly and attentive. I had the churrasco, which was cooked medium well...so delicious along with the creamed corn. To drink I had the capirinha which was amazinggg! I... More 

Thank eat_travel_learn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully cooked food, starter amazing, steak cooked to perfection with sweet potato mash, best I've had. The wine was fantastic. Staff very efficient. This place is definitely worth a visit. May be an idea to book a table, we arrived and were first to dine however by the time our starters were finished the place was almost full. Clearly some... More 

Thank Littleminions21
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We were at El Palenque last night and we loved everything about it. Empanadas were home made and super fresh and the meat was delicious and perfectly cooked. Wine and service were amazing. A place I would definitely recommend.

Thank X5185OMthomasm
victoria, australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went here with a friend for dinner. We had a couple of entrees, grilled sausage and an avocado salad. Both were OK but pretty small for the price - two tiny sausages. The steaks were however, enormous and really good. Didn't really come with anything so we had to order sides, and I did not find the mushy sweet corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$57 - $75
Latin, Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: 01 43 54 08 99
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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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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