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    Bar 62: A great experience

    by andal13 Updated Jun 13, 2004

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    "Bar 62" takes its name from the first trolley bus line inaugurated in Montevideo; this place is one of the "historical" bars of the city. The place is very cosy and well decorated; it also has a barbecue. The staff is really nice, and the music is great. During Saturday nights, the atmosphere is unique.

    "Bar 62" toma su nombre de la primera línea de trolebús inaugurada en Montevideo; este sitio es uno de los bares "históricos" de la ciudad. El lugar es muy acogedor y bien decorado; también tiene parrillada. El personal es realmente amable y la música es excelente. Los sábados a la noche el ambiente es espectacular.

    Favorite Dish: I ate a "picada del mar al champagne" (seafood nibbles cooked with champagne), pear tart with almonds and icecream, and an excellent Tannat (red wine); we were invited with a glass of lemoncello (lemmon liqueur); everything was delicious.

    Comí una "picada del mar al champagne", tarta de peras con almendras y helado, y un excelente Tannat (vino tinto); fuimos invitadas con una copa de lemoncello (licor de limón); todo estuvo delicioso.

    Bar 62 (from the web)

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    Mercado del Puerto: what a great place

    by globetrott Updated Mar 15, 2008

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    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 !

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    El Lobizon: The seventh son...

    by andal13 Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    The tale says that the seventh son of a family (with no daughters between) on Friday nights becomes a wolf... ("lobizon"). El Lobizon is the name of a famous restaurant, situated at the basement of an old house; small tables, thistle chairs, half-light and soft music, make this place very special.

    Dice la leyenda que el séptimo hijo varón de una familia (sin niñas en medio) los viernes de noche se transforma en lobizón... "El Lobizón" es el nombre de un famoso restaurante, situado en el sótano de una vieja casona; mesitas, sillas de cardo, penumbra y música suave hacen de éste un lugar muy especial.

    Favorite Dish: The most famous dish here is the gramajo (scrambled eggs with fries, onions and ham), and I highly recommend pollo al ajillo (chicken with garlic); the sangria is a "must" as well.

    El plato más famoso es el gramajo (revuelto de huevos, papas, cebollas y jamón), y yo recomiendo calurosamente el pollo al ajillo; la sangría es un clásico del local.

    Sangria (picture from the web)

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    Copacabana: Local food

    by fool_moon Written Mar 4, 2004

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    All the typical food like the famous "chivito" which means "littlegoat" but is a egg-topped steak sandwich with salad, french fries.
    Special service for the coffee: comes with orange juice and separated whipped cream

    Favorite Dish: The coffee service comes like in an old Viennese caf?: with a glass of freshly pressed orange juice, whipped cream separated, glass of water and excellent cake plus a candy.

    coffee and cake

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    Chez Piñeiro: Traditional corner

    by andal13 Updated Feb 12, 2004

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    "Chez Piñeiro" is a traditional bar-restaurant; it has been reconditioned lately. It is the typical Montevidean bar, unassuming, cozy, with a very gentle staff and simple food.

    "Chez Piñeiro" es un bar-restaurante tradicional; ha sido reacondicionado en los últimos años. Es el típico bar montevideano, sin pretenciones, acogedor, con un personal amable y comida sencilla.

    Favorite Dish: The most famous dish here is the pizza and the fainá, but I recommend the chivito canadiense. What is this? "Chivito" is the most typical Uruguayan sandwich, wiht meat, Canadian loin, mozzarella cheese, tomato, lettuce, eggs and potatoe chips.

    La comida más famosa aquí es la pizza y el fainá, pero recomiendo el chivito canadiense. ¿Qué es esto? "Chivito" es el emparedado uruguayo más típico, con carne, lomito canadiense, queso mozzarella, tomate, lechuga, huevos y papas fritas.

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    La Cigale: The best ice cream of the world

    by andal13 Written Oct 16, 2003

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    La Cigale is the name of a chain of ice cream restaurants; there you can taste the best ice cream of the world (or even the Universe!)

    La Cigale es el nombre de una cadena de heladerías; allí pueden degustar el mejor helado del mundo (¡o incluso del universo!)

    Favorite Dish: I am quite classical (in a matter of ice crams!), so usually I ask for the same flavours... My favourite one is manjar de nuez.

    Soy bastante clásica (¡en lo que a helados se refiere!) así que habitualmente pido los mismos sabores... Mi favorito es el de manjar de nuez.

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    Ruffino: Dinner with friends

    by andal13 Updated Oct 16, 2003

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    "Rufffino" is a small and cozy restaurant, with the typical checkered red and white tableclothes, dark woods, and a nice staff.
    If you have to wait for a free table, you will be invited with a glass of sangría.

    "Ruffino" es un restaurante pequeño y acogedor, con típicos manteles a cuadros rojos y blancos, maderas oscuras y un personal amable.
    Si deben esperar mesa libre, serán invitados con una copa de sangría.

    Favorite Dish: Pasta and pizza fatto in casa.
    If you want a "staid" lunch or dinner, may be "Sorrentinos Alfredo", with a good red wine (Tannat, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot); for an informal occasion, may be a pizza "4 staggioni" (my favourite); as dessert, icecream or the most delicious "profiteroli" of the world.

    Pastas y pizza fatto in casa.
    Si desean un almuerzo o cena formal, pueden ser unos "Sorrentinos Alfredo", con un buen vino tinto (Tannat, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot); para una ocasión informa, puede ser una pizza "4 staggioni" (mi preferida); como postre, helados o los más deliciosos "profiteroli" del mundo.

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    La Pasiva: Classic

    by andal13 Updated Feb 17, 2004

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    If you ask any Montevidean for the most typical restaurant, probably the answer is "La Pasiva".
    "La Pasiva" is the name of a chain of restaurants; there are several "Pasivas" in Montevideo and other cities in Uruguay. They are popular, nice and unassuming restaurants.
    The picture does not show La Pasiva, but the blue sunshades belong to one of this restaurants (at Sarandi St.)

    Si le preguntan a cualquier montevideano por el restaurante más típico, probablemente la respuesta sea "La Pasiva".
    "La Pasiva" es el nombre de una cadena de restaurantes; hay numerosas "Pasivas" en Montevideo y otras ciudades del Uruguay. Se trata de restaurantes populares, lindos y sin pretensiones.
    La foto no muestra La Pasica, pero las sombrillas azules pertenecen a uno de estos restaurantes (en la calle Sarandí).

    Favorite Dish: The menu is assorted, but the most typical and famous dishes are the "panchos" (hot dogs).

    El menú es variado, pero el plato más típico y famoso lo constituyen los "panchos" (salchichas).

    Sarandi Pedestrian St.

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    Don Garcia: Meat and More Meat

    by ellielou Written Dec 6, 2005

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    We didn't set out to go here, it was a place that seemed crowded enough to be good, but not so jammed packed that we couldn't sit down.

    It was sooooooooooo good.

    Favorite Dish: Meat. Got to order the meat. Had some special rolled beef thing, stuffed with cheese and olives, etc. Great chorizo, and provolenata (grilled cheese). Fine local house wine. Fine and cheap.

    pity poor vegetarians!
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    Los Navegantes: True Turkish food. But main clients are Jewish

    by reobasco Written Mar 2, 2006

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    This is actually a local food restaurant, but the owner has been everywhere in the world, and the food is very varied. Her husband is from Turkey, so, of course, they have Turkish food.

    However, It's mainly supported by the huge Jewish community of the area. So, I suppose Uruguayan Jewish people, even if they are far from their true traditions and food, are satisfied.

    Many Americans around (in the summer, of course)

    Favorite Dish: Haven't had it yet, but I promise I will. I went too late tonight, and their kitchen was closed. Wine is out for me right now, so I had a delicious multi-fruit mix.

    The bar No alcohol with my little friend Dinning room Not planned photo of the first page of their menu
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    Gran Bar Retiro: At Parque Rodó

    by andal13 Updated Jul 31, 2003

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    This restaurant is located at an andalusian style building, with white walls, red tiles and an open patio; it has a parrilla (open grill), and live music during the night.

    Este restaurante está situada en una casona de estilo andaluz, con paredes blancas, tejas y patio abierto; tiene parrillada y música en vivo por las noches.

    Favorite Dish: Here Patty (hexepatty) and I have our VT meeting; we had tapas and a Cabernet-Sauvignon; as dessert Patty had Tarta Retiro (a lemmon cake) and I had chocolate rolls with mascarpone cheese.

    Aquí Patty (hexepatty) y yo tuvimos nuestro encuentro de VT; comimos tapas con un Cabernet-Sauvignon; como postre, Patty comió Tarta Retiro (una tarta de limón) y yo arrollado de chocolate con queso mascarpone.

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    Gran Bar Retiro: Wonderful Food, View & Wine

    by Hexepatty Updated Sep 22, 2003

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    VERY light - plenty of windows. Views of a park. Relatively new restaurant with open feel. Fire place too, if I remember correctly. CHILDREN friendly as many families where there on a lovely, crisp fall June Day. (My Family Foto shows the open style restaurant with lots of windows!!!)

    Favorite Dish: We had a GREAT Cab./Tannat. You can't beat this kind of wine! Tannat is to Uruguay what Malbec is to Argentina - an authentic and emblematic variety of its adoptive country

    The family I had to take fotos of! So Funny!

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    La Pasiva: Chivitos

    by Shakermaker Written Sep 6, 2003

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    La Pasiva is a typical restaurant of Uruguay, you will find it all over Montevideo, Here you can have different kinds of food but i will definitely recomend you the "Chivito Canadiense", its a sandwich with meat, ham, cheese, bacon, tomatoe, eggs, etc. Really Tasty!

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    Mercado del Puerto: More than a restaurant tip... It is a "must"!!!

    by andal13 Updated Mar 1, 2004

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    "Mercado del Puerto" (Port's Market) it is a large and ancient building in front of the port, where are many restaurants of typical food. It is a "must see activity", for tourists and local people. From Monday to Friday, you will find office workers and bank's employees having their lunch; on weekends, families and friends. On holidays, the Mercado is a party!

    el Mercado del Puerto es un edificio grande y antiguo frente al puerto, en donde hay muchos restaurantes de comida típica. Es un lugar al que "hay que ir", tanto para turistas como para los lugareños. De lunes a viernes, se encuentran oficinistas y bancarios almorzando; durante los fines de semana, familias y amigos. En los feriados, el Mercado es una fiesta!!!

    Favorite Dish: Parrillada!!!
    And don't forget "medio y medio", the typical drink of the Mercado. ¡Salud!

    I took this picture in the morning; for that, the tables are empty.

    ¡¡¡Parrillada!!!!
    Y no olvidar el "medio y medio", la bebida típica del Mercado. ¡Salud!

    Saqué la foto en la mañana, por eso las mesas están vacías.

    Mercado del Puerto

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    El Abasto: El Abasto

    by Shakermaker Written Mar 17, 2005

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    A good place to go and have seafood, thats their speciality. Honestly i dont like seafood so I had pasta, which they also serve, It was excellent. I definitely recommend it.
    The place is a little house, very cozy feeling.

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