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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 - 5:00 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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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 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank carlitosembo
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Nathaniel B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank alejk2016
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Rich H
Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank IoannisST
Sao Paulo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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Thank Jorgeben
Montevideo
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?