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El Palenque

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Avenida Aristides Villanueva 287, Mendoza M5502ITC, Argentina
+54 261 429-1814
12:00 - 02:00
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a casual pub-style restaurant where you can get a good meal for a good price. The empanadas where nice and the traditional Argentinian salad simple, but fresh and tasty. We shared this with a crumbed, schnitzel style beef accompanied by mashed potato, which all together was ample food for two. Service was friendly and good. Our bill totaled... More 

Thank Penny G
Redmond, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I had targeted going to El Palenque while researching restaurants in Mendoza. I wanted my husband and I to go to one of the restaurants on Avenida Aristides and this place sounded like a good place. We had a great time. The food was good, and the atmosphere was lively indeed. Anyone visiting Mendoza has to go to a restaurant... More 

Thank marilynwilliamsj2017
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219 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Recommend by a local we went for empanadas. And we got good, but not great empanadas. But location is nice, street of many dining and drinking options

Thank Lata67
Sao Paulo, SP
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The bar is a great option for dinning or just for appetizers. They serve Patagonia beer, the best in Argentina, and their empanadas are awesome!

Thank rafaelcamelo
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Sat outside and ordered a liter of Quilmes and two Carne Empanadas. I'd say best Empanadas in Mendoza!

Thank Devaan S
Aalborg, Denmark
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1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The meat was like rubber and certainly "fresh" from the microwave. Just simply terrible from the sit-down to the bill.

Thank Vecht
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our tour guide recommended we tried the empanadas on this place, and they didn't disappoint. Located in a very nigh life area, perfect place to eat and then hop on to other bars up and down the street.

Thank Gonzalo E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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539 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I was here just for drinks. They have Patagonia beer on tap. This was actually pretty good. I went during happy hour so 2 beers cost me 100 pesos. The food was also reasonably priced.

Thank Climb14ers
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered meat and it was the worst we had in Argentina. Well done instead of medium and bad quality of meat Boiled potatoes were still fat

Thank Fleur-567
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were there for early dinner, sat outside with the light bliss, very relaxing! I ordered the salmon and grilled vegi, presentation was great, taste was lovely too, the only thing I gave it 4 stars out of 5 was becoz it was bit too greasy, other than that it was a perfect dish! Dessert, I highly recommend you try... More 

Thank Bess L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Bar, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Aristides Villanueva 287, Mendoza M5502ITC, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Cuyo  >  Province of Mendoza  >  Mendoza
  • Phone Number: +54 261 429-1814
This is a great low key bar with terrific empanadas, and really inexpensive. Please add it to the list of Mendoza restaurants!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?