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La Corte

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 […]

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La Cavia

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

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Isla de Flores 1900

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 […]

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Il Baretto

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.

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Francis

Francis (Calle Luis de la Torre e/Montero, Montevideo) – as confirmed by TripAdvisor.com, this bistro is one of Montevideo’s best restaurants, known mainly for its seafood dishes (such as the squid with caramelized onions, and ceviche). There are also meat dishes such as the lamb & mushroom risotto, and desserts like mousse de maracujá (a […]

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Fish Market Manantiales

Fish Market Manantiales (Bikini Beach, Ruta 10 km., 163.5 Manantiales, Punta del Este) – located within the popular Bikini Beach at Punta del Este, a variety of seafood dishes is served here, such as homemade ceviche, grilled langoustines, octopus, cod & shrimp with papaya, mango and arugula. Obviously, along with the food itself, patrons also […]

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Fasano Restaurante

Fasano Restaurante (Fascano Las Piedras, Ruta 104 km. 3, La Barra, Punta del Este) – located within a resort enclave of the same name, this restaurant serves mainly Italian dishes (with influences from Tuscany, Piedmont, and Sicily). Since the restaurant owners are affiliated with Fascano in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – expect […]

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D’cepa Art & Cuisine

D’cepa Art & Cuisine (La Canilla, Pueblo Garzón) – for those driving in and out of Punta del Este, this restaurant (located at the pueblo of Garzón — an hour northeast of Punta del Este, via Ruta 9) has a rustic charm (with interior décor that would fit in at Mallorca or Ibiza). With local […]

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Comi-K Club Brasilero

Comi-K Club Brasilero (Av. 18 de Julio 994, 2o piso, Montevideo) – located within a Brazilian cultural center is this restaurant which serves, what else – traditional Brazilian dishes, such as feijoada (the country’s classical black bean and meat stew). Along with the food, another draw here is the live Brazilian music that’s played on […]

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Café Flo

Café Flo (Calle 27 e/Av. Gorleto, La Barra, Punta del Este) – this is a daytime eatery which is big on breakfast food (e.g. white omelets, fresh-squeezed juices, coffee). There’s even an in-house baker that makes pastries. Lunch items range from fancy salads to chicken and beef dishes. Since a number of fashion model types […]