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Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
+598 94 223 015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I am starting to have doubts about this place, once among my favorites in the world. Food is still good- smaller portions,it's true. Drinks are a lot worse than in the past, as is the limited wine selection. But service has really deteriorated a lot: toilets had no water and/or were dirty, they were poorly prepared for rain, the awnings... More 

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Malindi, Kenya
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Location of legend! A strip of sand at the sea edge on the opposite bank of an internal lake where tens of kite surfers circling in insane arabesques fills up the sky with their kites. After arriving with a rowing boat making available by the property, you have to climb the great dune where the restaurant is placed and watch... More 

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Westminster, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

There are many wonderful things about greater Punta del Este, but nothing can top a day at la Caracola! Be sure to book well in advance. Just go to their website and send them an e-mail. Everything is included, so although it's not cheap, it's a great value. It essentially covers your lunch and dinner for the day, plus cocktails,... More 

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State of Sao Paulo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

The dinning experience includes a private beach as well as all drinks. One can expect an amazing buffet and one of the best Uruguayan style bbq.

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Thank Denise S
Sao Paulo, SP
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

cons - they seem to be reducing the alcohol content in the drinks, and the availability of the best food. there was 1 merluza for about 70 people!! pros - the location and atmosphere are still unbeatable.

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Thank Jose K
New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Take the best parts of a beach club, a private dining club, and an after hours club. Put them together, and let people enjoy themselves. That's the idea behind La Caracola. It's an incredible experience. Can't wait to return!

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Thank bryanfuhr
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Arrive at this un-marked sandbar retreat along Ruta 10, km 185, by taking a small speed boat across a small body of water. The restaurant/club is well appointed and chairs, umbrellas and tents are set up for each small group. Facing the ocean on the sand, sit in the shade or sun, and enjoy endless drinks and hors d'oeuvres brought... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Very pricey, but a cool experience! Each group has a nice beach area for lounging and a little teepee hut for shade. It was extremely windy the day we were there, which detracted from the experience a bit, so try to go on a still day. From the moment you arrive they serve little gourmet snacks and drinks, and then... More 

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buenos aires
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Excellent service, meals and drinks! The place is very nice, tents on the beach, towel service. starts at 2pm with finger food and drinks ( whatever you like )then at 5pm the restaurant with a salad bar, fish and meat, and later a desert table & coffee. Great experience, the ocean there is quite tough.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Another gem from the La Huella people. This all-day excursion isn't cheap, but well worth the money. You take a 2-minute boat ride across a lagoon to a private beach area with a club house for dining. They set up an area for you on the beach with sun, shade, a tent for sleeping out of the sun and tables,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pub, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Jose Ignacio
  • Phone Number: +598 94 223 015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?