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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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163 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant is in a very touristic area (the Old City) and very close to the main harbour access. The food is varied and of good quality, service is attentive and efficient.Meat of course is the primary offer but we tried some good fish and a couple of excelent desserts. It is normally busy so book first especially in weekends... More 

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Indio, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best places I have ever eaten in my entire life. The Gonzalez family knows how to do it right! Do yourself a favor and go there without failure you will believe that you've died and gone to heaven!

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

Many thanks for your comment. We are very glad you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant. We hope to see you again. More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in Mercado del Puerto. I can't speak to how it compares to the other grills within the market, but I can attest to the high quality of food I enjoyed here. The t-bone is ginormous! It could easily be shared by two or three people. The tenderloin was delicious, and the grilled pumpkin was to die... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind words. We are very glad you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant and you could enjoy an original uruguayan barbecue. It is good to know that our T-bone, tenderloin and grilled pumpkin were tasty for you guys. Hope to see you again! More 

Punta de Mita, Mexico
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I cant recall returning to Montevideo and not lunching at El Palenque !! Begin with a medio medio - half wine half sparkling to wet the appetite !! The setting of Mercado del Puerto is magic - one of my top 10 fav spots on the globe !! And el Palenque is without doubt the best gig there - my... More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Complete Parrilla has cuts that you never expected to eat, but that at the same time are interestingly good. Great wines as well. Didn't care much for the sweet Morcilla; much rather have a salty one.

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Thank George D
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch there before catching ferry back to BA (alas the Mercado closed at 5 so leaves a bit too much time before ferry). Really nice lomo (my wife and I always share) with good roasted peppers and well above average salad mixta. Meat cooked to (our) perfection (poco hecho). Delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The best service and attention in both restaurants , in Montevideo and PUNTA del Este, and their meals are very good for all the tastes

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Weston, Florida
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We used to go very often Food and services are very good. We used to take our business visitors there. Meat is good, service too, but lately it has become too expensive some do not go,so often.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Our first day in Montevideo, we started at Independence Plaza and wandered until we stumbled upon El Palenque, a quick check of reviews said this was a nice Parilla. As we set about exploring the menu, we were fortunate enough to arrive at a slower hour of the day and Daniel was able to afford us some of his time.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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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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