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1359 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204
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Palermo Viejo Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Argentinean, South American
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Occasional live music.
A private lot is located behind the restaurant.
A word from Palermo Viejo
Palermo Viejo is the only authentic Argentine restaurant in 3 states & features the only Argentine charcoal grill in the Midwest. Palermo Viejo specializes in free-range beef, handmade pasta & Argentine wines.
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Diners' Choice Winner
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Not just a steakhouse. Many
excellent vegetarian choices. But the steak, chicken and fish dishes were the best."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We loved the food, the atmosphere,
and the service! There are so many choices that we will have to go back a few more times to try out everything we were interested in! The prices are very reasonable for what you get! I can't wait to go back in the spring or summer and eat outside!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
Have been several times now and
each time the food is delicious. The beef is tender, cooked to your taste, and delivered to your table sizzling. The house salad is delicious, as is the house-made pasta, and there is an interesting wine selection. Reservations are needed on weekends. This small intimate restaurant adds to the Highlands dining scene. Enjoy!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
Palermo serves SOME great food, We
both had steaks (filet & rib-eye) they were great quality. Didn't understand the Chimicurri sauce - very tart, guess it is an Argentinean thing… We had the garlic fries YUM YUM! Very inventive However… The salad was WEIRD! cheap iceberg, tomato and HUGE amounts of hearts of palm…. dressing was also very tart The thing that got me the most is the place used the CHEAPEST silverware, dishes, & glasses. The tablecloths have not been changed in YEARS - very worn and dated. It is time to liven up the place, sorry I do not go out to dinner to eat off of salvation army type dishes…… I now remember why I have only visited Palermo 3 or 4 times in the past 10 years Not bad enough but lacking too much to be very good"
Dined on 2/19/2014
Palermos is in an intimate space
that combines the delicious foods of Argentina with the convenience and fun of Bardstown Road. We ordered the pork dinner with red cabbage and whipped potatoes. The meat was fork tender, seasoned beautifully and delicious. The red cabbage was the most yummy, flavorful dish that I've ever had made from that vegetable. It was perfect, in fact, and I could have made a meal of it. I'm glad I didn't though because the pork was so good. My guest had the filet and it was amazing. Tender, flavorful beef cooked to perfection was the perfect size. It was served on a grill heated with a hot coal to keep the meat the perfect temperature. The server was attentive and non-intrusive."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Wait staff was awesome, food was
served in a timely matter with a smile and friendly attitude never had an empty glass. Also on a side note I dropped an I.D card while at the restraint the next day the staff called me and held it for me till I could return for it which I truly appreciated. I would recommend this place to anyone not just because the food was awesome but more importantly the service was as well."
Dined on 2/13/2014
My husband and I enjoyed a belated
Valentine's Day dinner at Palermo Viejo. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere quite cozy. We absolutely loved the homemade banana ice cream for dessert. We almost went back the next day to order it again!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
I took my valentine out on a
belated date and was pleased with the food, service, and overall experience. The seating was a bit tight, but doable."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Three of us, 2 had flank steak,
one fish. Flavors all blended together and had a good snap! All agreed it was delicious! Loved how the steaks were brought to a table on a grill, asparagus were fresh and perfectly cooked. Service was most friendly. Would like to go back and try something different."
Dined on 1/31/2014
We wanted to try something new for
dinner. So we found Palermo Viejo on Opentable. It sounded great after reading the menu and it was amazing. I can't wait to go back"
Dined on 1/25/2014
Enough variety to ease everyone.
Very attentive staff. Love coming here to celebrate something special. Don't miss out on the appetizers or the homemade ice cream."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Palermo Viejo is a wonderful taste
of Argentina in the heart of Louisville. Anything off of the grill is phenomenal--I enjoyed a perfect filet. I spent a semester studying abroad in Buenos Aires (and loved the food), so I'm so happy to have found a place near home that offers some authentic Argentine cuisine! My little sister and I took our mom here for her birthday and had a lovely evening. The only reason I gave the food a 4/5 is because of the empanadas. Empanadas are central to Argentine cuisine and, while the empanadas at Palermo Viejo were good, they weren't as excellent as I expected. They were also much smaller than traditional, so didn't seem a very good value for the price."
Dined on 1/10/2014
robust spices on and in various cuts of beef, chicken and sausages. Nice house salad with hearts of palm and fresh tomato."
Dined on 1/18/2014
good food. good service. could
order ~4 great apps and make a meal for 2. small & busy on a Saturday night, but w reservations went right in."
Dined on 1/11/2014
We had not been in quite awhile
but need to increase our visits. Pasta was seasoned just right not strong garlic, Steaks were all done perfect. Salads came with meal were plenty and tasty. Chorizo was a great appetizer choice. reasonable pricing and wit staff very helpful."
Dined on 12/31/2013
The food, service, and ambience
were all excellent, period."
Dined on 12/28/2013
As always, Palermo did not
disappoint!!! We had a wonderful dinner and wonderful experience!! Great wait staff!!"
Dined on 12/21/2013
I love this restaurant. The food
is all very good. The melted provolone cheese appetizer - serendipity! The variety meat platter is a great variety of items, the chimichuri sauce is wonderful. Enjoy all with a great Malbec wine. I will return again. I would propose less artichoke hearts on the salad. A few is okay. Featuring them is overkill. Anything with the word choke in it should be used lightly!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
Food was awesome. Had ribeye and
lomo whipped potatoes salad. Heart of palms was excellent."
Dined on 11/23/2013
We have lived within walking
distance of this restaurant for a year and just tried it for the first time. It was fantastic beyond our expectations. On paper, the menu is perfect for our diet/lifestyle choices. The execution of the meal was startlingly good. Our steaks were prepared perfectly and the chimichurri was excellent. Byte service was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return. Reservations needed."
Dined on 11/22/2013
The restaurant is very nice and
the menu has a fair amount of variety. The steak is served on a charcoal grill to keep it warm at the table. This means the sides are served in a kind of a la carte manor. They are easy to share if you don't get the salad. I think they use a wood fired grill so the food gets s nice smokey flavor. Over all it was a nice experience and I will go again."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Overall food did not meet
standards of the pricing level."
Dined on 10/20/2013
Palermo Viejo is one of
Louisville's culinary treasures. I visit this restaurant fairly frequently & have never had a bad experience there. The meat is always spot-on in terms of being cooked to order. The build-your-own salad with hearts of palm is fresh and amazing. They have a pretty decent selection of nice wines, to compliment any meal choice. And the dulce de leche crepes are a MUST!!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
The menu was nice, but the
excecution was just average. The steaks were relatively tough. The vinaigrette dressing basically water. The decor seems unfinished. All in all just an average place."
Dined on 10/2/2013
The ribeye steak wasn't as good as
we had expected. The tilapia was fantastic. Ambiance was great and so was the service."
Dined on 9/28/2013
My wife and I eat out frequently,
always independent establishments. We recently rediscovered Palermo Viejo with out of town guests and its going on our regular rotation. Amazing food, from incredible beef and seafood to fantastic house-made desserts, excellent selection of Argentinean wines, great service and a cozy but vibrant an enjoyable atmosphere are all reasons we'll be back soon!"
Dined on 9/22/2013
I have eaten here once before and
the experience has been great both times. The last time was in spring and this time was in the summer. My only complaint was that it was hot inside. It was a very hot day so that may be the reason. Overall the food here is excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who has a special occasion to celebrate."
Dined on 9/11/2013
We went on a Friday evening (just
my wife and I) with reservations and were seated next to the kitchen. In some places this is an interesting place to be, but not here. Our waitress was very attentive. We started with the Tortilla Espanola, which was nice, but I was expecting more than just four small slices. We had salads with our meal, and after we were just pitched the pasta dish touting fresh vegetables, we had tomatoes that tasted like they just came from Krogers (not a good thing). The meat was OK, but didn't really taste much different from the ones off my Weber. Overall it was reasonable, but if we didn't have a coupon for this place, we probably would have chosen somewhere else, and probably will in the future."
Dined on 8/31/2013
I have had better meals at Palermo
over the years. This one was not very good. The beef should have been spectacular, but was tough, not flavorful. Sauce was nothing; no brightness. None of my other 3 dining companions volunteered that they were enjoying their food - a bad sign. Fries were good, as usual. Sausage was the best part of the mixed grill. Sweatbreads went home in a doggy bag and was given to the dogs - there texture was unpleasant and stuck to my teeth. Too loud. Service was pleasant but unenthusiastic. If there were any specials that night, we didn't hear about them. Had to ask for water refills, and for dessert choices."
Dined on 8/24/2013
Food was very flavorful really
argentinian, servings could be a little bigger. Sangria and desserts were a deal."
Dined on 8/18/2013
Everything was perfect! The food
came out promptly, hot, fresh, and delicious. A glass was never empty, a plate was never left sitting. I only wish that I would've left room for dessert!"
Dined on 8/3/2013
Everything about our Palermo Viejo
experience was simply okay. The food was "okay", the service was "okay". I will not be in a hurry to return, particularly since there are so many fabulous Louisville restaurants."
Dined on 7/31/2013
We had a very enjoyable evening.
It was my husband's birthday and our server even provided a piece of wonderful chocolate cake with a candle!"
Dined on 7/10/2013
I had looked forward to eating at
this restaurant for a long time. We decided to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary by eating here. The food was very good, the menu had great selections, and our table was comfortable. We were warmly greeted on our arrival. However......we were looking forward to a relaxing, leisurely dining experience but felt rushed through the meal. We were only there about 45 minutes total!!! the server took my plate away while I was still buttering a piece of bread. We were not asked if we wanted a drink. The second a dish was emptied it was gone. It was as if the servers had been told to turn the tables over as quickly as possible. Should have just gone to a fast food restaurant. Go back? I don't think so."
Dined on 6/30/2013
I was disappointed in the food. I
was so looking forward to the Argentinian beef which I had had at a Lexington Argentinian restaurant. My steak was OK, not not enough, chewy as I remember but lacked flavor. The homemade ice cream was very good."
Dined on 6/29/2013
The Lomo steak was cooked perfect
to order. The waitress was very friendly and had helpful suggestions. Overall very pleasant experience. The wife of our guests enjoyed it so much, she asked her husband if he thought he could find his way back there."
Dined on 6/27/2013
Good food but nothing to brag
about. It was just a nice, but rather ordinary dinner."
Dined on 6/26/2013
My wife and I eat here on a
regular basis as it is one of our favorite restaurants in our neighborhood. If you live in the Highlands it is easy to walk to, reasonably priced, has great outdoor seating, and while its busy it is typically not a long wait. I recommend getting the quesos, lomo, and house salad. Also for wine they have one of my favorite Pinot Noirs which is Luigi Bosca."
Dined on 6/22/2013
The Lomo Steak I had was fabulous.
The presentation was great. Will definitely be back."
Dined on 5/31/2013
My husband and I are regulars at
Palermo Viejo. This trip we took a couple of friends who had never had the pleasure to dine at Palermo. We were not disappointed. The food and service were exceptional, and our friends loved everything about the visit. They cannot wait to go back."
Dined on 5/25/2013
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