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El Palenque

J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
+598 2917 0190
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“parrilla” (28 reviews)
“steak” (54 reviews)
“lomo” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered Bife de Ancho with the bone and it was very tender and cooked to perfection. As in most places we visited in Uruguay, the steak here also lacks a bit of salt, but that we can add and it’s a quick fix. The...More

Thank Flavia V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To make a long story short: we have travelled South America through three countries in order to find the best BBQ Steak. We found it here. We went more than once to this place and also learned about the history of this place from its...More

Thank seacloud2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good meats, good service but very expensive. Just for tourists one time it is enough to know the Market del puerto.

Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ask for the sweetbread you won’t get disappointed, excellent steak cuts, great ambience, good for business meals, waiters are awesome, you will definitely enjoy this place! A must go for meat lovers.

Thank Hector B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great parrilla uruguaya. The place is crowded, too much touristic IMHO, but the food was really good. The service was ok.

Thank gbpenha
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Food was excellent, great service and friendly staff, a good list of wines and nice atmosphere. Try the grilled veggies, its worth your money!

Thank AnaVal17
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Really the best meat restaurant in Montevideo. We sat at the bar, very busy restaurant, really enjoyable watching the BBQ. The chefs are wizards. The tenderloin medium rare, the best blood sausage I've ever had. Great service, great food. I was in Montevideo for 3...More

Thank N4888YApeterw
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The place is amazing. You can go to have lunch and enjoy all the meat been prepared. The price is a bit expensive compared to others in Montevideo, but the experience is worth.

Thank DaphneDornelles
Reviewed 4 October 2017

As always El Palenque never fails. Great service and perfectly prepared food in a great atmosphere -- a must for anyone visiting Montevideo and Mercado del Puerto.

Thank lifecruiser18
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This restaurant was so good we ate here twice in our 2 day trip to Montevideo! It is affiliated with the Don Boutique Hotel (which is across the road from the Mercado del Puerto). Get the Provolone especial, it is a fantastic appetizer if you...More

Thank MariaKR021112
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, 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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