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El Palenque

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Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you like to try the South American style meat ...go here , although the Palenque in Montevideo is much better . Everything comes with baked potato hot cheese dishes ..typical and average

Thank Silvie K
Joinville, SC
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I went there this week and it was just ok. They did not have all options of meat, the waiters were very slow and the food was worst than other more simple options (Milonguera for example)... I will never come back.

Thank acimenti
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A must go if you like Barbecue. Vegetables and beef a la parrilla are the best. Service is great, they have a nice wine cellar and it is recommended to make a reservation because it gets crowded.

Thank Marcos T
Keswick, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The calamari (rabas) were excellent. The chorizo was just ok, had some big pieces of fat in it. As in could not chew. The vacio or flank steak from a S American cow that grazes should have been thick and juicy. It wasn't, and while it was cooked a punto, medium rare, it had been cooked too close to the... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We had a very nice dinner here last week - both my husband and I both ordered steak. We did not have a reservation so we went early, around 8:30pm and were able to get a table outside. All the food we ordered was very good and our waiter was attentive and helpful. This seems like a reliably good bet... More 

Thank Sam S

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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, Spanish, 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?