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El Palenque

J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
+598 2917 0190
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (55 reviews)
“parrilla” (28 reviews)
“lomo” (16 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to have a steak meal when in Uruguay or Argentina and El Palenque didn't let us down. Well cooked and at a price that didn't upset the budget. Sat outdoors to enjoy the bustling atmosphere; couple of extra costs niggled but did not...More

Thank julianhopkins235
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant/barbacue (parrillada) is one of the best in town. It is placed in the historical Mercado del Puerto of Montevideo. This place, which was originally intentend as the place for wholesalers of groceries in the early last century, has become a huge center for...More

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch after an acquaintance’s recommendation. Sat upstairs away from the sun and flies downstairs. Staff very helpful and attentive at all times. Alas disappointment came with the food. Super salty broiled cod...average asparagus with mushroom...average baked seafood stuffed red pepper. Sangria was too...More

Thank jsaul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off the ferry from Buenos Aires and hungry. This restaurant is situated with a dozen others in a large former market, allegedly dropped off en-route to somewhere else by lazy ship's captain. Some including Palenque had air conditioned rooms above, thank heavens, and despite...More

Thank Wyn498
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant surprise near the port area for a relaxed outdoor meal. Servers were very helpful and the food was very fresh and delicious.

Thank flybysts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go, sit at the bar, watch them cook and eat the greatest steak!! This was was recommended to us by a guide and we absolutely loved it. Superb.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband liked it so much we went back two days later. He had the lomo both times. I ordered a salad and it was delicious too.

Thank TandAJohnson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Down by the port in a very touristy area, this is probably somewhere we would have avoided. But our guide recommended this place. We were pleasantly surprised, the food was good, great meats as you would expect, and huge portions, sharing can be a good...More

Thank AnthonyPit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious asado with different kinds of meat. I recommend getting the recommended porcion by half so if you're 4 people get one for 2. The portions are huge. Tipical Uruguayan food (not the cheapest though) made on the grill. Even if u decide not to...More

Thank Tammy33CH
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We ate here in the evening and it was fairly quite . Friendly staff who were very generous with the wine servings by the glass. We had fish bbq for two which was pretty good with interesting fish and shellfish,but didn’t hit our expectations. Ok...More

Thank Worldtraveller1953
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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