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La Olada

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Ruta 10, KM 181 50 | La Juanita, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
+598 4486 2745
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 01:00
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Aston UK
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our evening here. Started off with a drink in the garden in a lovely setting then moved to our table for dinner. We shared a provolone cheese to start which was delicious cooked over the fire. I had a squid starter for my main and hubby had a pasta which they were very flexible over adapting the sauce.... More 

1 Thank CarolAstonUK
Paris, France
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went many times to that restaurant : the chipirrones and the provolone starters are incredible. I did not have the meat but my friends did and enjoyed the slow cooked lamb. I had the fish of the day that was just perfect. also nice chocolate desert. cool service, cool customers.

Thank MarjoDuFaubourg
Paris, France
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Olada continues to be that very authentic, rustic place that combines great local gastronomy and quality of local produce, with the best services and a wonderful atmosphere. On top of that, it is much more accessible than any of the classics in the surroundings of José Ignacio.

1 Thank InesandDaniel1969
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great restaurant in Jose Ignacio. We both had a delicious and enormous green salad and shrimp with mango and onions. Both were excellent.

Thank zeusace
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you are around Jose ignacio o even if you are at Punta del Este, and what to have a nice romantic and good food this is the place.

1 Thank ChefGuzman79
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited a couple of times for dinner during our short stay in Jose Ignacio, as in November quite a few places are not open. Set in a quiet street outside the main are of Jose Ignacio you walk in to a lovely area with open flames and soft lighting it is very relaxing. The food was fantastic, we samples... More 

Thank Richard H
Southern USA
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and charming setting but the service was poor. The grilled pumpkin appetizer was excellent and seasoned perfectly. The main courses were well-seasoned and excellent. One in our party had the perfect rack of lamb. It was difficult to choose from the dessert menu.

Thank Loves_to_travel_017
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a reservation. First they confused our reservation so we were seated outside next to a loud group of smokers while our table was given to a group of locals. We asked to be moved inside, which they did, but then we waited 10-15 minutes before the bartender finally came over to take a drink order. Service... More 

Thank SandSS
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

La Olada is a charming restaurant with amazing food. The seafood and meat are grilled on a wood fire and are wonderful. The grilled squid (chipparones) are amazing so don't miss out. Like most places in José Ignacio, look for the small wooden signs along the road to point you in the direction of this wonderful place.

Thank shellsde
Buenos Aires
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Great meal in a warm and friendly enviroment! Food amazing....my new best place in JI! The fish is super fresh, the parilla very competent and desert great too. Wish they would open for lunch....

Thank kirstyBuenosAires

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10, KM 181 50 | La Juanita, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Jose Ignacio
  • Phone Number: +598 4486 2745

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