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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” (57 reviews)
“parrilla” (28 reviews)
“lomo” (16 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
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J. Perez Castellano 1579, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived relatively early for a Sunday lunch in Montevideo (12:30 PM). De day was beautiful and we were able to get a table outside. We were two couples and decided to order two chorizos, one provolone cheese, two rib steaks (bife ancho con hueso)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch during our visit. The presentation was incredible, food fantastic and staff courteous and responsive. Decent wine selection so we enjoyed a bottle with our steak kebabs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were overwhelmed with the number of restaurants to choose from in the market so we sought advice from the folks at the Montevideo Wine Experience. This was their recommendation and it was a good one. They explained that it was a little more expensive...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to eat lunch at Mercado del Puerto. We had grilled sea bass ( we’re getting a bit tired of grilled meat after having spent two weeks in Argentina and Uruguay) with fried potatoes and it was delicious. We ate outside on a warm March...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location service food and wine. Great price for quality and quantity. Highly recommended . parillada is great

Thank James G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is attached to the port market so is mainly a lunchtime spot but it is open in the evening and best of all it is open early for those of us not yet used to South American dinner times. As you would expect...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this is more of a barbq restaurant and i consider it to be the best in town. this place is also of historical value and there are so many options on how you can cook the same meal. it is a must eat by.

Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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 8 March 2018

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 4 March 2018 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
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
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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