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El Palenque

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J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
59829170190
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A high-grade meats and with painstaking preparation and great service. Located inside the Central market, has an area of counter in front of the parrilla and tables inside. I recommend sitting opposite parrila where one can see the tireless work of its two parrilleros. Recommend. I will return next time when in Montevideo. Perfect!!!

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Sao Paulo
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant El Palenque is the most famous carvery restaurant El Mercado del Puerto in Montevideo. Opposite the port of Montevideo, the market is a construction of the early twentieth century where the air of the old city breathe. I recommend getting quite long because during the weekdays plus lots of tourists is a lunch and meeting point for many... More 

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Montevideo
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant, very good food, and the service is excellent. You can eat in the balcony which is better than inside.

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Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you soon! More 

Uruguay
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go to Montevideo I try to have one meal here, they offer as good a Uruguayan "asado" (barbecued meat) as you'll find. The restaurant is in a food court by the harbor, a center of tourist activity. It offers outdoor seating by the street, plus two levels of indoor seating (the street level indoor seating is kind... More 

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Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind opinion and recommendations. In almost sixty years, we try to achieve the best standards in food and service. Come back soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The staff was gentle and the food was excellent. If you are in Montevideo, you have to go.This is the place that eat a great meat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are staying across the street at Don Boutique Hotel and they "own" this restaurant. We had a spinach goat cheese and pancetta salad, it is huge and very fresh!! Unless this is your whole meal, you should split. We ordered grilled vegetables and pasta and loved it. People around us had large meat platters and were... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Expected more from the meat, which was very tender- picanha- but I not so tasteful. The service was all right, but not friendly. The best we had were the grilled vegetables.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This placed offered one of the greatest culinary experiences I have had in life. You can choose to stay around the preparation area, which is not comfortable but very interesting, you can choose to stay on tables downstairs or you can stay on tables upstairs (I chose these ones). The staff was gentle and the food was perfect. Despite this... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It's a traditional parrilla house, one of the best (if not the best) in Montevideo. The special cuts are fantastic and everything is of the highest quality. It's a simple place, not a fancy one. It's not cheap but worths the money.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Really enjoyed the food, in quantity and quality, the asado de tira was amazing. Also the churizos, etc... Besides, the Mercado del puerto is a must go, so would defintely recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja
  • Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
  • Phone Number: 59829170190
Description
In our grill, a big variety of courts, meats of calf meat, lamb, pork, kidney, sausages and trip are grilled daily. The fishes and seafood arrive directly from the port, so do the vegetables and fresh fruits from the garden. Although -we have to recognize it- our more important ingredient is you.

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