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El Palenque

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Avenida Aristides Villanueva 287, Mendoza M5502ITC, Argentina
+54 261 429-1814
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12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

People waving at the waiter. Frantically trying to get his attention. He's been a bit distracted all night. Aside from service, people want to take away their leftovers. We had a whole dish that was left over, but we didn't want to take it away. The locals only order the small dishes / sandwiches. This is a sandwich place that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here. Great empanadas for 18-20 each, really tasty fillings. Steak sandwich is huge with big pieces of steak! Calamari are lovely with crispy covering. The place has a feel of a comfortable pub that sells food. Nice for a casual lunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice, small restaurant on Av. Aristides/Colon stretch among many other bars and restaurants. Quite a good menu - plenty for vegetarians plus also fish, pasta, salads, milanesas and other main courses. Don't go if looking for parilla-type restaurant as no fillet steaks, sirloin steaks etc, although there are a couple of beef main courses (e.g. I had the beef... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

In a land where there is LOTS of beef I had a very good salmon dinner here. Portion sizes were good (almost too much for me) Big salads with good bread. Gary had a chicken dish he said was good. Had strudel for dessert. Delicious. Really good good value.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Visited twice while in Mendoza for a relaxed easy bite to eat with a group of people (all getting ready to do an Aconcagua expedition). They were able to seat us without notice on both occasions. Food was very good and service was good too (1st time no issues with English, 2nd time there was a bit of a language... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Clever menu, good wine selection, great service, great price. Great to sit indoors or al fresco. Going back again tonight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome rustic decor. Good wine advise. 1 litre beers to quench your thirst on a hot day. Fabulous food in very reasonable (normal) portions at a very fair price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant on a street full of lunch options. On a hot summer afternoon the air conditioning inside was very refreshing, and we were thrilled to find 5 different kinds of empanadas to choose from on the menu (all of which were delicious.) Order the vino de la casa - blanco or tinto, either are great, and one of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Casual and friendly ....and the made our pizza right when we asked for it to be crisped up some on the bottom. Very good local salad. Great deal on house wine by the glass. And miraculously found the 'penguinos' we had been looking for in several of the stores in Mendoza. They use them and sell them ....lucky break!! Comfortable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Argentinian, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?