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El Palenque

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Av. Roosevelt y parada 6, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly Recommended by the staff of hotels in the area. It is across the Punta mall. Plenty of meat choices, limited sea food. Price is reasonable (compared to restaurant in hotel). Owner personally greats every customer.

Thank Henk C
fort lee , new jersey
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577 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Nice people & well cooked. My issue is not accustomed to what they serve as their beef. Ordering a ribeye, their best steak on the menu, it was really not juicy, and did not have that flavor we craved. Food was presented nicely, lunch was served slow with no one else hardly there. Very similar to Argentine beef.

Thank lfbmonkey
Rio de Janeiro
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Carne boa, mas os acompanhamentos deixam a desejar no sabor. Alem disso, achei muito caro para o que oferecd Good meat, but the sides have no flavor. Besides, it's too expensive for what is offered

Thank Leticia K
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Sausage was very good and the bread as well We ordered two baby beef (house specialty according to the waiter). Both came different from what we ordered: the medium-rare was well cooked and the rare was medium. They were both ok, way below expectations created by the high prices. The panquecas of dulce de leche with ice cream were great... More 

Thank BernardoLarreta
Montevideo, Uruguay
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I came with my husband for a nice barbecue. We shared a chorizo and a grilled sweet potato which were both excellent. Then I had a "colita de cuadril" and my husband a "vacío fino". Both meats were cooked very well, so tasty and products were of a good quality. It was so good that we would have liked bigger... More 

Thank ganbatteporfavor
Buenos Aires
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Disappointed experience knowing the restaurant for years. Quality of the meat decrease significantly. Service with good intention and attitude but a very slow pace

Thank Antonio L
Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Worst parrilla and service in a long time. Owner very rude and waiter never present. Food took a long time to come and it was terrible. Avoid at all costs!!!

1 Thank fgiordano73
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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016

El Palenque serves you excellent steaks "a la parrilla", as they call a barbecue. Ask your steak medium-rare. Their ambient is very nice and location is easy to go. I surely recommend having a dinner there.

Thank Eliseu P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy good barbecue, this is definitely the place to go while visiting Punta del Este. Nicely decorated, a very agreeable atmosphere. Customer service also great.

Thank Virginia V
Fiddletown, California
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610 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We ate lunch here. The restaurant was well appointed, fancy, and the food and service was exceptional. I had the fish wrapped lagostino and my wife the shrimp. Our server ws on top of everything. Definitely would go back.

Thank scvrose

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