There is a restaurant and snack bar located in the Casa Pueblo hotel.
A light buffet breakfast is included with your room. They offer coffee (nescafe), tea, milk, toast, yogurt, pastry, ham, and cheese. Breakfast service starts at 8:30am.
Dinner is served from 8:30pm until 1am. They offer seafood and steaks. Full bar and nice wine selection.
The snack bar is open all day.
This cozy establishment has a staff that makes you feel at home, offering graceful, cheerful service. Lo de Tere sits right on the water, with a beautiful view of the harbor. The specialties are fresh fish and pasta, which vary depending on the catch and the chef's inspiration. The restaurant transforms from festive and relaxed at lunch to more refined at dinner. Open for lunch and dinner.
This elegant restaurant, set in a cool jasmine-scented garden near magnificent beaches and the local yacht club, is renowned for its superb French Cuisine. Jean-Pual Bondoux is a true perfectionist, cultivating fresh vegetables, herbs and spices on his own farm. A shaded terra-cotta terrace gives way to an arch-windowed breezeway, while the intimate reception area opens onto a large split-level dining room where antique sideboards serve as “stations”. Open for dinner.
The place is really no frills, with wooden benches to sit on, but delivers very good meat at a very reasonable price.
We were a party of 4, and both the charbroiled lamb rack and the rumpsteak (bife de chorizo) were delicious. So were the grilled vegetables that came with the meat, the fries, and the grilled morcilla (black pudding) and chorizo (sausage) that we ordered for starters.
Favorite Dish: The service was very friendly and made an obvious effort to please us. The only downside was the fact that they don't take cards of any sort, wich is not clearly advertised.
We didn't have enough cash, but they very relaxed about it and we simply agreed to get cash at an ATM and drop by later on, which we did.
If you're planning to visit Punta del Este you have to visit Restaurante Hostal L'Aldea. Great service and excellent food and the best grill. Our family had a wonderful time there.
Site is www.restaurantehostallaldea.com
Favorite Dish: Great grill
We walked by several times and the restaurant always looked good, with enticing smells coming out of doors. After a few times, we decided to test the entrees ourselves.
The restaurant has a few tables inside, but the majority of them are outdoors. They do have large umbrellas on the patio if the sun is too strong or if the rain decides to fall.
Although you may pay a higher exchange, they do accept Argentinian pesos, Brazilian reais, and US dollars too.
Favorite Dish: I sampled a few dishes, but I have to say the scallops and shrimp were my favorite. They were fresh and tender, served in a slightly spicy sauce. The fish was also noteworthy, although I was not very impressed with the desserts.
Located in the marina, Artico is a relatively economic place to eat. It is a self-service restaurant where you pay either by the unit price or by the kilogram. The quality is very good, and since you chose what you want, you can get custom your your plate exactly to your liking.
It is probably the best quality for the budget you'll find in town.
Favorite Dish: The fish, and more specifically the salmon, is good, as is the crab salad. Really they were all good. I also found myself sampling the dulce de leite mouse a couple times too.
Dulce de leche is an integral part of life in South America. And arguably Lapataia is the best in Uruguay. Even in Argentina, the company Leititia sells the same dulce de leche with their own label. As if that was not enough of an endorsement, McDonalds uses this same brand in their desserts.
Lapataia is a farm out in the country. There are other things there, like a petting zoo for the children, go-kart track, etc. Basically they have capitalized on the popularity of people coming for the sweets that they do other things to keep everyone happy.
Favorite Dish: The menu has lots of things with dulce de leche, the most popular being an overly decadent and sizeable crepes/panqueques. But they also have bocaditos, alfajor, breads, etc.
They do have salgado items too, but more limited. They have any combination of ham, cheese, tomato, oregano, etc.
En Punta del Este hay de todo para comer.
Así como es muy popular, está lleno de lugares que son lamentables y lo único que tienen es una buena campaña de marketing. Cuidado con esos lugares porque son de los más caros y donde peor se come.
Sugerencias, La Burgogne para comida francesa, La Posta del Cangrejo con la cheff Ana Mª Bosso (propietaria y además de Doña Flor en Montevideo), La Taverna del Paxi en Maldonado (comida vasca), Don Polidoro (asados en San Rafael), La Huella en José Ignacio.
Sino los chivitos y panchos de La Pasiva, jajaja.
Owner Francis Mallmann, perhaps Uruguay's most famous chef, purchased the space in 1988 as a private residence and shortly thereafter opened a small restaurant. Today it's a culinary destination for anyone in Punta del Este and a regular stomping ground for local celebrities and lunching elite. Traditionally Uruguayan with its red and green exterior, the restaurant comprises of four separate buildings including a lounge, reading room and two dining rooms arranged around a central courtyard. At night, the beam from the adjacent lighthouse reaches out to the Atlantic and lends a good dose of romance for dining twosomes. It's difficult to overstate the beauty of the dining room with its thatched ceilings, ornate chandelier, and almost sacrificial location next to the wild sea. Open from noon to midnight
Look at this sandwich... This is a must-eat. You can have one only in Uruguay. Nowhere else. Try it with a local Pilsen beer.