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El Palenque

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Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Buenos Aires
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointed experience knowing the restaurant for years. Quality of the meat decrease significantly. Service with good intention and attitude but a very slow pace

Thank Antonio L
Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst parrilla and service in a long time. Owner very rude and waiter never present. Food took a long time to come and it was terrible. Avoid at all costs!!!

Thank fgiordano73
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Palenque serves you excellent steaks "a la parrilla", as they call a barbecue. Ask your steak medium-rare. Their ambient is very nice and location is easy to go. I surely recommend having a dinner there.

Thank Eliseu P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to enjoy good barbecue, this is definitely the place to go while visiting Punta del Este. Nicely decorated, a very agreeable atmosphere. Customer service also great.

Thank Virginia V
Fiddletown, California
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608 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We ate lunch here. The restaurant was well appointed, fancy, and the food and service was exceptional. I had the fish wrapped lagostino and my wife the shrimp. Our server ws on top of everything. Definitely would go back.

Thank scvrose
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

To go to Uruguay and not eat at one of the EL Palenque's restaurants is not possible. Their service is impeccable, so is their steaks, and seafood.

Thank Bruno F
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Large, friendly restaurant. Construction with many details in wood. Nice food. We as input a Fried calamari portion. A show this entry. Couvert with warm bread and delicious pates. As a main course we ordered meat, chips and rice monitoring. Reasonable price.

Thank marceloj862
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We come for the meat, but our friends wanted to eat octopus. I ate lamb. Is all very fresh and well done. The service is very professional. A little bit on the expensive side

Thank Miyi2014
Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Found this restaurant near Sagu, excellent service, and choice of entrees! We prefer to dine early and upon leaving the restaurant was full! They are very accommodating and you can view open grilling of items!

Thank Karca
Los Angeles
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

When you want to have a good piece of Uruguayan asado this is the place almost always open! you can't go wrong be aware it is very busy! They also have good pastas and salads. Their rack of lamb is very good as well!

Thank MrCaliAdvisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: 49-4260

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?