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El Palenque

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Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11400, Uruguay
59829170190
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Tue 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: In our grill, a big variety of courts, meats of calf meat, lamb, pork,...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like a grill

You will be most impressed by their rotating system. Food is very good, service is very rapid and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
aitkenma
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Brussels, Belgium
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Tallinn, Estonia
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first time visiting El Palenque was in 2008 and i have been there multiple times after that, after a three year hiatus we went back and was quite frankly a bit disappointed. They are slightly more expensive than a lot of the other venues in the Mercado due to their location right at the entrance as well as their... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will be most impressed by their rotating system. Food is very good, service is very rapid and friendly.

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Thank aitkenma
Santa Clara, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing food. Great place to have Steak or Fish. I recommend you try the baby beef there or the Picaña. Ask for some Chimichurri and enjoy a great meal

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

Thank you for your opinion. We are glad to know that you had a good experience in our place. See you soon! More 

Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time here and all I can say is it's top quality food and service. Add this place to your bucket list.

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Thank cz75malki
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review

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

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a rich atmosphere and cultural touch of Momtevideo, eating a spectacular Assado. Try the local beer and the dolce de leche desert

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

We are glad to know that you had a satisfactory experience in our restaurant. We are expecting to seeing you soon! More 

Florence, Italy
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice for parilla in typical Mercado del Puerto, among the many other places to eat this is one of the nicer setting and food is also up to the mark. Not cheap though.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the port area of Montevideo and chose this place for a lunch , there were 3 of us . Not sure what we wanted as a light lunch and not the whole meat thing . Our server "Gustav" guided us through a shared portion of beef , the spicy sausage , grilled fish, and a huge mixed... More 

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

Thank you for your vote and opinion. We wish to see you soon. More 

Panama City, Panama
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking around old city of Montevideo all day we decided have dinner in outside dining area of El Palenque restaurant and waiter was quite friendly.I ordered rack of lamb and my wife veal but both were very very greasy and cant say they were fresh, meat was very black.We just didnt enjoy our dinner and they automatically put cover... More 

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

We regret to inform you that our restaurant was closed last week at dinner. Is it possible that it was another restaurant in the same block that you visited? More 

Trieste
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464 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a counter lunch on a great asado de tira, cooked to perfection, as I like it. Also the accompanyng salad was great. However, while I can accept paying 450 pesos for a very good, big piece of meat, 350 pesos for a salad is really out of the scale. Good wine by the glass. Service was sufficiently quick.

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Verona, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing meal (meat - Vacio, Asado de tira, Bife de Lomo). Great service and good prices! We spent 1500pesos (ca.50€) for: -1 Asado de tira -1 Entrecôte+french fries -1 big salad -1 glass of red wine -1 bottle of water -1 coffee

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11400, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja
  • Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
  • Phone Number: 59829170190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, South American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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