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Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 4244 8773
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they don't speak much english, they try to help and are proud of their food and quality. Great sangria and drinks. Great BBQ meats. Ask for your steak 'rojo' (red) and don't worry - they'll serve you great chorizo, blood sausage, steaks, ribs and more. We saw great looking fresh grilled fish on other tables, portions of fries (papas... More 

Thank TheHungryManDiner
Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very well located on the Boardwalk (La Rambla) with a splendid view on the Rio de la Plata. It was a rainy night, so we had to dine inside: clean and inviting. The food was fabulous: first as appetizer we had a "Clericot" , a white sangria and as the main course we had an "Ojo de... More 

Thank lesGlobetrotteRs13
Tampa, Florida
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had a large table with some friends. The place has a great view of the seaport and the sunset made it special. You can eat over the beach or inside (we thought it was windy outside and we ate in). The good was good. It was good meat but there were no sides. We also had pastas and seafood,... More 

1 Thank Lucybelle1
Cali, Colombia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is beautiful. Great view! The food unfortunately isn't that great. My steak was very tough, good flavour, but overcooked. It also doesn't come with anything (some steaks do) but you have to pay for veggies or any sides. My friends both had a different risotto, both of which they said were not bad, but not great. The service... More 

1 Thank Amac_45
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Overcooked sweetbreads and meat. They didn't offer lemon to go with the sweetbreads. Really bad customer service, and price-quality ratio is poor.

Thank Virginia V
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The meal was totally tasteless. I ordered a dish called "asado de tira" with rice and fries. The meat was greasy and difficult to chew and the rice was very bad. The restaurant is well located and you have a good view of the beach and sunset and I think these are the only positive aspect of it. One last... More 

Thank Ronald O
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here. The restaurant decor is modern and very nice. Great ocean views. The steaks had great flavor and the chocolate secreto was amazing.

Thank spinuzzi
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to have a perfect sunset view. If you like "Dulce de Leche", well, this is the place because they put a lot in your pancake :)) .... BTW I really like Dulce de Leche

Thank Guido M
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Good choice to be in business or with a family. There is a option to be attended outside, by the sea, with a beautiful view. Good prices, good food good attending.

Thank Carlos C
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This restaurant is really cozy, well served, good food and for every taste. The staff is friendly and the prices are really reasonable.

Thank Flia. B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 8773

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?