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El Palenque

J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
+598 2917 0190
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“parrilla” (30 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
“lomo” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is amazing. You can go to have lunch and enjoy all the meat been prepared. The price is a bit expensive compared to others in Montevideo, but the experience is worth.

Thank DaphneDornelles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always El Palenque never fails. Great service and perfectly prepared food in a great atmosphere -- a must for anyone visiting Montevideo and Mercado del Puerto.

Thank lifecruiser18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was so good we ate here twice in our 2 day trip to Montevideo! It is affiliated with the Don Boutique Hotel (which is across the road from the Mercado del Puerto). Get the Provolone especial, it is a fantastic appetizer if you...More

Thank MariaKR021112
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I disagree to those that label this as a tourist trap. i saw many locals there, and a local recommended it to us. Hectic place with a huge fire pit and lots of food. Good chorizos, meat, etc.

Thank 1974AAUU
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We have lunch during a beautiful and sunny Saturday of August in this restaurant . We sit in a table outside, very comfortable and well attended. I ordered vacío but it was little dry for me. Tue medio y medio was cold and delicious. The...More

Thank Edith G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Traveled the world n love my steak but thus was a cut Above the rest Great steak cooked exactly perfect Wine n beer good quality Good value for what you get

Thank Bigozzi
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I love this place. You can't go wrong with "El Palenque" I ate there several times and their "asado de tira" or "salchicha parrillera" or "morcilla" are the best of the best. Try their wines as well, they have a good variety.More

Thank EnjoyLife_NickP
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017
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Valoramos su comentario. Nos complace saber que son frecuentes clientes de El Palenque y que siempre tienen una grata experiencia....More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

One week i was searching for a memorable event...i think this is my shortest post ever...order the mixed plate for two salad and wine...thats it...enjoyMore

Thank Jj25176
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017
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Valoramos su comentario. Qué bueno saber que disfrutaron su visita a El Palenque y que nuestros platos y vinos colmaron...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went on a Sunday during the lunch rush, knowing it would be a bit chaotic (which is was, but a fun experience). All the dishes were terrific. A fun experience!More

Thank polyglotticusmaximus
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017
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Qué bueno saber que su visita a El Palenque fue una experiencia diferente y divertida para ustedes, y que no...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

When you eat at el Palenque ...it's good every time ! They perfected "the art of the grill " which is the South American way to use the glowing ashes to "slow grill " meat or fish to perfection . It's hard work and takes...More

Thank skunst2017
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017
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Valoramos su comentario. Nos satisface que se hayan ido conformes de El Palenque y que nuestra parrilla y pescados hayan...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: Ciudad Vieja
  • Phone Number: +598 2917 0190
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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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