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El Palenque

Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“baby beef” (5 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“la parrilla” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Palenque stands just across Punta Shopping, it's a typical parrillada place. Waiters attentive, but response from kitchen and grill is poor. Meat, although as ordered, showed stiffer and tasteless. Pasta dishes were really tasteless too. Salads were ok and the service was ordinary. Exceptional indeed...More

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The steaks are incredible here - cooked to order and are very large (two people could seriously eat one of the steak dishes). The flavor of the meat is delicious and it is cooked to perfection. The sides are also lovely, but very sparingly portioned,...More

Thank Lynn-MI
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place came highly recommended, but as soon as we walked inside it was disappointment after disappointment. Waiter took ages to greet us and ask for drinks, the food was seriously disgusting. Suckling pig must have been sitting on the grill night after night as...More

Thank Travelker
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It is a good restaurant. I've been there a lot of times, but lately I felt the service and quality of the food is not same as always

Thank celso19
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The place is so cozy, I loved it! The waiters are very kind always willing to make your experience unique. The food is simply AMAZING!

Thank sunflower126
Reviewed 22 February 2018

old restaurant outside the center of Punta. Food and service average...plae is very big and noisy ..better for Lunch time

Thank maserati3200
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We spent New Year's Eve there, choosing from the menu special grilled meats like morcilla, suckling pig, and lamb ribs. The rest. offered dessert: a fruit salad and panetone, and a paraphernalia of toys to celebrate at midnight. Wine and bubbles not included, but at...More

Thank Vania P
Reviewed 26 December 2017

PROS: We found table , no need for reservation. Good variety of deserts CONS: Average not friendly service, waiter looked tired and bored, the meat was OK, but not impressive at all. Salads and french potatoes average. Prices mid range IN SUMMARY: There are better...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Being a tourist was like having a target on your back. Waiter tried to "upsell" us constantly and were charged a "service fee" for napkins, bread, table setting along with a another service fee that he "automatically" calculated for us for his tip. Speaking no...More

Thank Quynh M
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Looking for an amazing steakhouse, we were recommended this restaurant by our hotel receptionist. We went at lunch time and the restaurant was not too busy (lucky us). Most of the people were local which is always a good sign. The service was very friendly...More

Thank J Fou L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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