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El Palenque

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J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
+598 2917 0190
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Colorado
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, excellent grilled meats and seafood. More expensive than similar restaurants in Montevideo but not break-the-bank expensive ($ 85 US for two, including appetizers, entres, drinks, dessert for one and tip). We ate here twice on a six day trip.

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Thank bahjr
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there as recommended by our concierge. we had the lomo that we asked medium rare but was more to the well done side with a Greek salad that had nothing Greek in : the olives were extremely salty the cheese was not feta but who knows what and all this meat affair come to 60$ that included automaticaly... More 

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Thank Roy L
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice people and food was extremely delicious! Ordered Picanha and Petit entrepot and of course, a beer. Perfectly matched! Thanks all

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Thank Marcelo Z
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review
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Nos complace saber tuvieron una memorable experiencia en nuestro restaurante, y que nuestros platos y servicio fueron de su agrado.... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was good (we sat at a nice table outside on a sunny day). The food was really excellent. Everything we had was delicious and the wine selection was very good. We had a brazier with grilled vegetables, the seafood cazuela(?) stew, a salad with cheese and I tried to get a rib eye. It was on the menu... More 

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Thank JenniferSpencer
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review
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Sentimos saber que no tuvieron una agradable experiencia con nuestro servicio. Gracias por comunicarnos lo sucedido, tomaremos cartas en el... More 

Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Asado ( BBQ Meat Uruguayan style) , but also grilled vegetables, pasta etc. Do not go in a rush, place is crowded at lunch time and sometimes slows service.Also nearby Mercado de Atesanias, where you can find nice and inexpensive gifts

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Thank eneidam721
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your opinion. We are very glad you guys had a nice experience in our restaurant. Come back soon! More 

Paris, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a place recommended to us by someone. We were not that hungry so shared a baby beef which was soooo amazing, matching the house wine. We plan to go back before we leave! Staff were great, they were really busy but efficient and great at their work. We sat next to the grill which was hot but so... More 

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Thank nadine m
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review
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Agradecemos su comentario. Nos complace saber que tuvieron una grata experiencia con nosotros, y que nuestro baby beef y vino... More 

Lumsden, New Zealand
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had early dinner by Uruguay custom at about 8pm. Sat outside, too warm inside. Six diners. All meals excellent. 3 split paella. Was the best, I think. Recommend: Grilled baby squid, seafood pasta. Waiter very patient with our limited Spanish.

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Thank Daangler
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review
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Valoramos su comentario. Nos complace saber que tuvieron una agradable experiencia con nosotros, y que nuestra paella, carnes y pasta... More 

Haliburton, Canada
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. We had a large group of 20 and they were very professional and accommodating. Many different dishes were ordered and everyone was happy. The steaks were among the best ever, cooked as ordered and exceptionally good tasting. Side dishes were great, breads were great. Even among the confusion of such a large group it was all handled very... More 

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

Thanks for leaving your opinion. We are very glad you had a wonderful experiencia in "El Palenque. It´s very good to know that our service, meals and wine satisfied you guys. Hope to see you again! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great and nice place to eat in Montevideo with great Service good choices of Grilled food please if you are in Uruguay try the local Wine " Tanna" Grape

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

We appreciate your words. We are very glad you guys had a memorable time in "El Palenque". It´s very good to know that our meals, service and uruguayan wine filled your expectations. Come back soon! More 

Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mercado del Puerto is a tourist stop where you can choose whichever restaurant you want to eat fresh grilled meat. Each restaurant has their visible grill with a wide selection of beef, sausages, chicken, pig, and vegetables cooking in front of you. I chose El Palenque and I was not disappointed. The waiter was attentive refreshing my fresh bread... More 

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Thank RickM1331
Susana A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Palenque, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your opinion. It is very good to know that you guys had a good experience in our restaurant, and our barbecue and service were satisfying for you. Come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Meals
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
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
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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