Tandory (Libertad 2855, Pocitos, Montevideo) – within the upscale district of Pocitos, this is one of the few restaurants in Montevideo serving really fine Asian food (including Indian, as well as Thai and Chinese). The atmosphere is intimate and elegant and there are vegetarian versions of most dishes available. Items served here include chicken curry, […]
Ricci (Calle Joaquín Nuñez e/Miñones, Montevideo) – this is a southern French-themed restaurant, serving items such as stuffed rabbit, pheasant, lamb ravioli, and various meat and seafood dishes that still manages to have an Italian influence (typical of restaurants in the Nice/ South of France region). Desserts served here, such as crème brûlée, and some […]
Rara Avis (Teatro Solís, Buenos Aires 652, Montevideo) – this elegantly-furnished restaurant, opened in 2009, serves a variety of dishes (from king prawns, to Patagonian lamb, and marrow bone risotto). Rara Avis has already attracted a VIP clientele, including the presidents of both the country and its neighbors. Because of its location at Teatro Solís, […]
Lo de Tere Restaurante (Rambla Artigas y Calle 21, Punta del Este) — overlooking the marina, this restaurant serves a variety of dishes (from fish to organic beef, sándwiches and pasta). Patrons also come here for the fantastic views of nearby Isla Gorriti and Maldonado Bay. It has also received accolades from travel sites like […]
Lo de Charlie (Calle 12, #819, Punta del Este) – this restaurant, which is owned by a friend of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, serves various culinary delights like gazpacho, risotto, homemade pasta, fish and shellfish. Perhaps to no surprise, some of Vilaró’s artwork is on display there.
La Linda (18 de Julio y Montevideo, Manantiales, Punta del Este) – this stylish restaurant is great for early risers, since it opens early enough to serve various breakfast meals (including homemade bread). As the day progresses into lunch, La Linda serves various classical Rio de la Plata dishes. Even as the day gets late, […]
La Corte (Sarandi 586, Ciudad Vieja (Montevideo) – this restaurant serves a variety of Spanish, Italian, and local dishes, such as bandiola, grilled fish, and crepes with ham & cheese. Given La Corte’s local at Ciudad Vieja, it attracts both locals and tourists. This restaurant got a publicity boost in 2007 when then-U.S. president George […]
La Cavia (Calle 26 c/Cavia, Pocitos, Montevideo) – given Uruguay’s gaucho culture, this is one of the capital’s finer parrilladas (steakhouse). Meals with barbecued meats and chicken(with sides such as French Fries) are reasonably-priced at US$10
Isla de Flores 1900 (1900 Isla de Flores, Montevideo) – as confirmed by the New York Times, this is another popular restaurant in the Uruguayan capital. This modestly-sized restaurant (consisting of just six tables), serves locally-sourced offal and meats (lamb, rabbit, beef, pork). The brightly-painted interior décor gives this restaurant a unique artistic air, which […]
Il Baretto (Calle 9 y 10, Altos del Puerto, Punta del Este) – this family-run Italian restaurant boasts a classy rustic interior and an outdoor dining area. Along with serving classic Italian dishes (from homemade pasta, to pizzetas and seafood), it has an impressive wine list.