El Club (Rambla Pte. Wilson, Parque Rodó, Montevideo) – this nightspot, located within Parque Rodó, is open from Thursdays to Saturdays, attracting mostly college kids and playing a mix of Latin pop & rock, House and Trance music. During the Summer, El Club also throws beach parties at locales near the capital.
Bikini Bar Beach (Parada 49, La Barra, Punta del Este) – this one-time surfer haven got this beach strip’s name changed to Bikini Beach, because of the proliferation of bikini-wearing models and muscled young guys in the area. This tiki-hut and sushi bar (formerly known as Buddha Bar) is opened during the day to cater […]
Bar Fun Fun (Ciudadela 1229, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo) – this is a tango nightclub, where patrons from varying age groups come here to dance. It looks like a lived-in bar (with many dated photos on its walls). The fact that this club was founded in 1895 explains that sense of history. There is a small […]
@night (Av. Italia 7740, Montevideo) – this club plays mainly Salsa, Reggaetón, Cumbia, Merengue and other traditional Latin sounds. Occasionally, live rock bands are also booked here..
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, […]