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  • Es Mercat: Finally a restaurant that knows how to cook Fish

    by tragaldabas Written Sep 10, 2012

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    Roberto, the chef and owner, decides every day what to cook based on what is available at the market. That is why he called it Es Mercat. Mostly seafood. And he knows how to cook it. The place is comfortable, the prices very reasonable and when as usual he is too busy to do everything on time, some of the daily patrons help out. The wait is worth it.

    A pity it is only open for lunch.

    Favorite Dish: Hard to say because the fish changes with availability but the Anchoa a la Plancha is always great and if you are a meat eater then the Bondiola confitada con batatas y Almendras is a must :-)

    The Menu :-) The Fish ! The Meat !
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    El Louvre: Great delicatessen and confectionery

    by DSwede Written Jan 28, 2012

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    The small bakery and confectionery called El Louvre is well worth the stop if you have a sweet tooth. I walked by this place a few times, each time getting closer and closer to giving in to temptation. In the end, I'm glad I did. The prices are very reasonable and the treats they serve are quite nice.

    Favorite Dish: There are small pastries, large danishes, things covered in chocolates, dulce de leche, fruits, etc. There is something for every sweet tooth. None of the displays have names on them, so you will just have to ask and point.

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  • Walther´s: Good food in fantastic old house!

    by peppar Written Dec 4, 2011

    Its close to center just two blocks of main drag at 18Julio. On a quiet street in a beautiful old house full
    of fantastic detail from past century. The food is a mix of Mediterranean/International. Sometimes you can find such for Montevideo strange things as Curry or Thai. Fish and seafood being little bit of speciality.

    Favorite Dish: The Chivito of the house. The chefs take on a classic Uruguayan dish. But made with really nice fresh ingredients.

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  • Solis: Montevideo Food Guide

    by aussie51 Updated Apr 17, 2011

    Solis is located in a small street opposite The Teatro Solis, the Theatre also has a restaurant, Solis is a completely different place.

    Solis is a Parilla restaurant (in Spanish pronounced Parissa), it has both outdoor and indoor seating and is beautifully decorated on the inside, with a huge wine rack behind the bar and then the grill area where logs burn brightly heating the grill and used by most Montevideo retaurants for cooking.

    You can feel the heat from the kitchen and most visitors take time to watch the chefs working, and the smells eminating from the grill makes you hungry.

    The waiters and waitresses are very friendly and helpful and will assist you with your choice of meal, like most restaurants in the City beef is prominant on the menu and comes in huge, large or a little bit smaller than large size steaks and beef dishes, be careful to choose the Petit Lomo or similar size dish if you are a normal human being, otherwise you will be eating it in your hotel room for the next two days (a bit like a turkey at Christmas), there are other dishes of Chicken and Fish which are also superb, namely the Pollo Pamplona which is a rolled chicken breast stuffed with olives and fruits and again is a a large portion but delightful, the fish dishes are also superb.

    The dishes have flavour and are beautifully cooked, one of the side dishes frequently eaten is the Boniato Glaseado ( Sweet Potato with caramelised sugar) and the Roquefort cheese baked potato, with a serving of Vegetables this will do 4 persons easily too share unless you have a large appetite.

    With beautifully chilled beers and a wide variety of red and white wines including the local Tannat wines, the overall experience is extremely good and I would highly recommend that if you are in this area you enjoy at least one night at Solis you will not be disappointed and it is very reasonably priced for such eloquent surroundings.

    If you sit outside and although the staff are very vigilant and protective of the customer, be aware of the shoe shine men and the odd beggar asking for change 5 or 10 peso should remove this bleep to the evening and it is common across Montevideo to get the odd request from street people.

    Favorite Dish: Petit Lomo and Pollo Pamplona with Boniato Glaseado are to die for.

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    Che: Seaside restaurant

    by bonio Written Dec 28, 2010

    Beautiful location right on the seafront at Pocitos plaza, a warm evening and outside on the deck for us. Both enjoyed our food, tasty and well cooked with very friendly service - a good place to visit.

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    Rocco: Good bar food

    by bonio Written Dec 23, 2010

    Bar just around the corner from our hotel. Friendly and fun, very good steak from the bbq for me and a huge tasty salad for the vegetarian! several draught beers to go with it.
    Enjoyed our evening here very much - recommended.

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    Puerto Fragata: Great place at Mercado del Puerto

    by ramarito Updated Sep 22, 2009

    Small restaurant in the "Mercado del Puerto". The food is very good ("parrillada" is great)and the owners Enrique and Cristina are really nice fellows. Pablo, the headwaiter speaks English and will tell you about their "specials"

    Favorite Dish: "Parrillada" a big dish full of meats (beef, pork,chicken) sausages and other specialties

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    The Korean Restaurants: Watch out

    by docmeyer Written Jun 27, 2009

    There are two Korean restaurants near the Raddision in Ciudad Vieja, specifically near Plaza Independencia. One of them is good the other is horrible. Which is which? Couldn't tell you.
    I know the one I went to was very small with only around 6 tables. I had no idea what sort of "meat" was in my meal, but somehow I think it did not come from the carneceria. We ordered some sashimi and the waitress brought these things out that we thought was potatoes. Each took a bite of what was something frozen and tasteless. I asked my wife what she thought it was and she said "sashimi", yes, upon closer inspection it was indeed fish. We voiced our concerns as best as possible to the waitress who did deduct it from our bill, which in the end turned out to be rather large.

    Favorite Dish: The coca cola

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    Don Trigo: Wonderful Uruguayan Parrilla

    by jakelorenzo Updated May 19, 2009

    Don Trigo is a wonderful, long, narrow dark restaurant with wooden tables a long bar and a small stage in the back for night time music. Portions are large, the service is terrific and the wine list is extensive. Start with the best olives we had on our trip. Grilled red peppers (morron) were delicious. Chorizo sausage had good spicy flavors. Perfect French fries. Filet was a grand piece of meat. Salads are large, fresh and definitely meant for sharing. The only drawback was the Mariposa steak which was tougher than Chilean cow udder in the Andes.

    Favorite Dish: Filet steak, morron peppers and chorizo sausage.

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    Locos de Asar: Loco for Locos!

    by anacapa Written Mar 19, 2009

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    I found this place while fruitlessly looking for the Paella place written about in my Rough Guide. (I later learned the English language RG I´d bought in Rio was about 5-6 years old and the fish restaurant I was looking for closed about as many years ago. Learned old travel guides never die, they just get exported.)

    Anyhow, about the restaurant, I recommend it! It´s expensive for Montevideo´s standards, but a nice meal with wine for about $15, in 2009, is kinda cheap by American standards. I loved the food and the atmosphere. They had the most fantastic and delicate bread sticks. My meal and the wine suggested were delicious.

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    Empanadas Carolina

    by barryg23 Written Jan 27, 2009

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    If you don't fancy splashing out on the touristy and expensive restaurants of Mercado del Puerto, then try Empanadas Carolina instead. It's located in a corner of the market and is ideal if you fancy a quick, cheap and tasty lunch.

    As its name suggests, the speciality here is empanadas, a very popular snack in Uruguay. An empanada is basically like a small calzone, and usually contains a meat or cheese filling. The cheese and onion ones are my favourite, though beef or ham & cheese seem to be the most popular. The empanadas we ate in Empanadas Carolina were among the best we had in Uruguay.

    Empanadas Carolina Mmm...empanadas

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  • Lo De Bianca: An european ideea about a good service and food

    by mirimiri Written Dec 16, 2008

    Its a new restaurant in New Pocitos, with glass walls, 2 different rooms and a great space outside for those who want to smoke. The food is excellent, open grill - parrillada, with the best pizza in Montevideo and excellent price, local food like panchos- hot-dogs and chivitos, milanesas....PASTA...It´s home-made, añolottis filled with ricotta y nuez, God´s food.I spent great time enjoying live music like tango, and more

    Favorite Dish: Best coffe , original delicious cakes from Transilvania ( where the owner is from), best sangria and the best Paella I ever eat. The wine is excellent.Margaritas, Strawberry Caipiroska, Cuba libre...... Best experience

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    La Chacra del Puerto: The best steak in the world!

    by iwys Updated Aug 4, 2008

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    I loved Buenos Aires and people always ask me what the steak was like there. Well, to their surprise, I have to be honest and tell them it was not as good as the steak in Montevideo. The grilled steak at Chacra del Puerto in Mercado del Puerto was easily the best I have eaten anywhere in the world. The only problem is that after eating the steak here, every other steak eaten anywhere else will always pale in comparison.

    La Chacra is one of several parillas in the port market. You can either eat at the bar or seated at a table. We had grilled baby beef, asado and a bottle of Uruguayan Cabernet Sauvignon. The service was fast and efficient and the bill was reasonable for what was one of the most memorable meals of my life.

    One important thing to note is that this is primarily a lunchtime place as the port market closes at 7pm, although you could do what we did and eat an early dinner just before closing time.

    Favorite Dish: I tried both the baby beef and the asado. The baby beef is deliicious, tender, lean meat. The asado is slightly firmer and even MORE delicious. I think it's the fat that gives it the extra flavour. My mouth is watering thinking about that asado.

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    La Pasiva: La Pasiva

    by Valeggua Updated May 1, 2008

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    La Pasiva" is a popular restaurant chain in Uruguay.
    The mainstays are hotdogs, and we enjoyed some nice big sandwiches (Olimpica's)

    We also once had diner over here: horribe!! I had a Milanesa wich was so disguisting, I couldn't eat it. Maybe it was over date...

    But lunch and breakfast is good

    Favorite Dish: Hot Dogs, Olimpica

    Olimpica

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    El Palenque: Excellent Food in the Mercado del Puerto

    by jakelorenzo Updated Mar 30, 2008

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    This is a great place to have Sunday lunch. It's a large, bustling restaurant with indoor, outdoor and upstairs seating. I'd opt for the outdoor afternoon lunch. We've been to El Palenque two times one year apart. It has the best seafood we've had in Uruguay, (or Argentina for that matter.) Grilled squid is absolutely delicious and the fact that they stuff the tentacles inside the bodies keeps everything cooked evenly. Sausages from the grill are flavorful and diverse. Salads are large and must be shared. The grilled vegetable platter is enormous and varied. Steaks are uniformly delicious. El Palenque has the greatest wine list we found in Uruguay. Oscar Carvajal is Sommelier and will guide you through it if you ask.

    Favorite Dish: Squid, local fish, and anything from the parrilla.

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