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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.
Written Jan 27, 2009
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
Written Dec 16, 2008
Address: Luis Alberto Herrera 1703/ Ramon Anador
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.
Updated Aug 4, 2008
Address: Mercado del Puerto
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
Updated May 1, 2008
Address: Sarandí 600
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.
Updated Mar 30, 2008
Address: Mercado del Puerto
La Otra is a hip, neighborhood place. All the waiters look like they've just finished a day of surfing and they hustle through the crowded restaurant serving food as if they were being paid by the plate. The restaurant is simple, but nice with wooden tables and a large grill as the centerpiece. There are additional tables outside and upstairs as well.
Salads are large and demand sharing. The steaks are very good and cooked to order. They have a good selection of different sausages. The only disapointment was the mollejas (sweetbreads) which were overcooked and dry. They have a decent wine list and their prices are very fair.
Favorite Dish: Carne Asada was very good as were all of the sausages.
Written Mar 28, 2008
Address: Tomas Diago 758
Mercado del Puerto is such a wonderful place to taste local specialities, just follow the great smells and take a seat directely at the food-stands or out in the garden-restaurants.
What a pity that I had a bad stomach in Montevideo, "Montezuma's revenge" had caught me 2 days before we came to Montevideo, I had to skip Buenos Aires but here I could at least do some walking again.
Favorite Dish: Take a look at my last photograph : that is a kind of ham that will be cut directely from that large piece, it was interesting to watch how they did it !
Updated Mar 15, 2008
Address: Rambla 25 de Agosto
This is it! We all agreed, this is best restaurant (parilla) we patronized in Buenos Aires or Montevideo, where there are many great places to eat. Inside dining consists of a row of stools around three sides of the grill (parilla - par ee jhaa), while outside you will find more extensive seating in a white tablecloth environment. Everything we had was to brag about. The vegetables were perfect. The service was excellent. While it is possible to eat for a modest price, we were there to support the local economy to the best of our appetites, no holds barred. We had everything from soup to dessert. The spinach side dish alone would have made the reputation of any restaurant in the Eastbay. The "fried" cheese dish (mozzarella - manchego ?) was delicious though the very sight of it would make a cardiologist faint. Be careful ordering a large beer, they are liter sized. All the beef dishes were tender for grass fed beef (healthier and tastier than grain fed). There was no down side to this place. Enjoy the art galleries and antique shops in the area as part of the experience. If you can not find a seat, there are many other restaurants cheek-by-jowl that looked superb. The Palenque has a great reputation for fish, but we could only get to so much in one sitting.
Favorite Dish: We shared all dishes, all were excellent. The lamb steak was the best we ever had, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. The only way to eat fresher salad would be to lay on your belly in the field with a carafe of dressing in one hand.
Written Mar 15, 2008
Address: Mercado del Puerto. Peatonal Pérez Castellano 1579
Serving an international menu, this sophisticated dining room offers a romantic setting and world class cuisine. The interior space provides secluded tables and large windows that proffer great views from the 25th floor of the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel. Crystal chandeliers, fresh flowers and lovely tableware pamper guests and set the stage for outstanding dishes such as rack of lamb and duck confute.
Written Nov 18, 2007
Address: Plaza Independencia 759, Radisson Montevideo
Phone: +598 2 902 0111
This restaurant is very special because there is an unique environment, I was very well treated and the food and wine are excelent!
The restaurant was qualified by "Business Week" as one of the best Cafe's in the world, exactly because of the wine, the good music and environment.
The restaurant is frequented by famous artists like the brazilians Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento and artists in the past like the tango dancer Carlos Gardel.
I strongly recommend this Cafe, it really worths, it's not so expensive and you'll have a great impression from the Cafe's of the region.
Favorite Dish: I tried a local wine "Don Pascual" made by the famous local grape "Tannat" and chocolate founde with whisky.
Written Aug 1, 2007
Address: 152, J. Zorrilla de San Martin
Phone: 712 3242
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