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“Very touristy, large portions”
Review of El Palenque

El Palenque
Ranked #56 of 586 Restaurants in Mendoza
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is a great low key bar with terrific empanadas, and really inexpensive. Please add it to the list of Mendoza restaurants!
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“Very touristy, large portions”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We are from Canada and were recommended to go here by two people. It was not as good as they said. It was very busy from 11-12pm which is a good sign so maybe other people like it more. I found it to be similar to canadian food and i would rather try different local cuisine. The servers spoke english and parts of the menu are in english if that is what you are looking for. We ordered the Matambre a la Pizza for 2. It was meat with pizza sauce & cheese on top served with potato wedges. Everything was just average to poor.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cork
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“Nice choice for dinner”
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Atmospheric restaurant with helpful efficient staff and tasty food- what more could you want? Busy when we were there. Good value. Would visit again

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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Very enjoyable place”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Been there twice, on both occasions we ate really well for moderate prices. The decor is rather of a pulqueria than of a restaurant, however I really liked the atmosphere and no smoking during meal times; as I did their lomos and splendid homemade potato wedges called "papas palenque". Glad to say my landlords reference proved to be right.

  • Visited July 2012
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BRASILIA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“MORE OF A TASCA THAN A RESTAURANT,BUT OK”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Nothing really special about this place, though the steaks were good and the wine very drinkable. Not a glamorous establishment, rather one for slumming it a bit. Quite dark, with candles on the tables. Prices about normal for Mendoza. Young and friendly student-types serving tables, perfectly OK. As in many other parts of Argentina, and indeed Latin America, you really do need a fair amount of Spanish to get the best out your visit, your food etc. If you are monolingual in English, and particularly if accompanied by a glamorous companion, you would perhaps feel more comfortable heading for the more upmarket establishments (adverised in the tourist brochures etc) where some English is spoken, and where of course you are charged accordingly.

Visited April 2012
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Wollongong
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“Typical good Argentine Food”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

We enjoyed two great meals .First night had a selection of Empanadas plus pasta and salad suitably accompanied by beautiful Cerveza Negra ( both Quilmes & Andes.) The setting is very cosy and the young staff very polite and great service attitude. The second night we went back to prove that 1st night was not a fluke.Prices very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2012
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