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El Palenque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Mendoza and 1 other guide
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Avenida Aristides Villanueva 287, Mendoza M5502ITC, Argentina
+54 261 429-1814
12:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sat outside and ordered a liter of Quilmes and two Carne Empanadas. I'd say best Empanadas in Mendoza!

Thank Devaan S
Aalborg, Denmark
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meat was like rubber and certainly "fresh" from the microwave. Just simply terrible from the sit-down to the bill.

Thank Vecht
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our tour guide recommended we tried the empanadas on this place, and they didn't disappoint. Located in a very nigh life area, perfect place to eat and then hop on to other bars up and down the street.

Thank Gonzalo E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I was here just for drinks. They have Patagonia beer on tap. This was actually pretty good. I went during happy hour so 2 beers cost me 100 pesos. The food was also reasonably priced.

Thank Climb14ers
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered meat and it was the worst we had in Argentina. Well done instead of medium and bad quality of meat Boiled potatoes were still fat

Thank Fleur-567
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were there for early dinner, sat outside with the light bliss, very relaxing! I ordered the salmon and grilled vegi, presentation was great, taste was lovely too, the only thing I gave it 4 stars out of 5 was becoz it was bit too greasy, other than that it was a perfect dish! Dessert, I highly recommend you try... More 

Thank Bess L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

People waving at the waiter. Frantically trying to get his attention. He's been a bit distracted all night. Aside from service, people want to take away their leftovers. We had a whole dish that was left over, but we didn't want to take it away. The locals only order the small dishes / sandwiches. This is a sandwich place that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here. Great empanadas for 18-20 each, really tasty fillings. Steak sandwich is huge with big pieces of steak! Calamari are lovely with crispy covering. The place has a feel of a comfortable pub that sells food. Nice for a casual lunch.

Thank ellypilavachi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice, small restaurant on Av. Aristides/Colon stretch among many other bars and restaurants. Quite a good menu - plenty for vegetarians plus also fish, pasta, salads, milanesas and other main courses. Don't go if looking for parilla-type restaurant as no fillet steaks, sirloin steaks etc, although there are a couple of beef main courses (e.g. I had the beef... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

In a land where there is LOTS of beef I had a very good salmon dinner here. Portion sizes were good (almost too much for me) Big salads with good bread. Gary had a chicken dish he said was good. Had strudel for dessert. Delicious. Really good good value.

Thank Annie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Bar, Argentinian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Aristides Villanueva 287, Mendoza M5502ITC, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Cuyo  >  Province of Mendoza  >  Mendoza
  • Phone Number: +54 261 429-1814
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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