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Calle 28 Los Meros y 20 El Remanso, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
4244-0912
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food, a little pricey (but normal for PDE), staff good with kids.

We enjoyed our meal, we all ordered chicken and it was yummy (and cheaper than the beef). The kids shared our meals because the kids meals were $430 pesos!!! we didn't have desert. I probably wouldn't go back mainly because the prices are too high. There are plenty of other restaurants in PDE... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Netty2010
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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123 reviews 123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoyed our meal, we all ordered chicken and it was yummy (and cheaper than the beef). The kids shared our meals because the kids meals were $430 pesos!!! we didn't have desert. I probably wouldn't go back mainly because the prices are too high. There are plenty of other restaurants in PDE to choose from. Overall though it was... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was fine not bad at all but the food prices are way more expensive than in other restaurants. Service was fast and good.

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were lucky to arrive early without a reservation as by the time we left people were queuing to get into this restaurant. The restaurant was full of local people which is always a good sign. We had a very nice meal and excellent service throughout. Would recommend a visit to Los Caracoles if in Punta Del Este however would... More 

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Uruguaiana, RS
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Los Caracoles is a traditional place to have a meal in Punta del Este. It's the very old same restaurant since my first time there, more than 20 years ago. The food is very good and the service is excellent. The price is expensive, considering the place and is decoration, but it's worth paying.

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoyed this place so much that we returned the next day for the same lunch. The wait staff was wonderful especially the gentleman that spoke English. We shared the tuna with myo, green salad, sardines and a side of sauted spinach......so fresh and flavorful. The restaurant is light, bright and friendly.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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133 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

It's been here for ever.. The waiter also... and if you are back you are one of their special guests. Be warn in peak season 1hr wait is normal..but it is open all year round so you can enjoy it other times and enjoy the meal. It is one of the best resto in Punta...

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Prahran, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very large portions and wonderful staff. They were very patient with our minimal Spanish. The food was OK, in saying that, we couldn't read a lot of the menu, which limited our choices. Had a little bit of everything on the menu and fairly priced.

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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261 reviews 261 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Caracoles is a sure value. The turistic menu for 550 pesos phantastic. Every saturday you can eat for lunch puchero, an uruguayan speciality comparable to the french pot-au-feu or the swiss bernerplatte. But all the other days you will find good dishes on a big card. The service is very good. Most of the waiters working for years there. Good... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Amazing staff, good food and fair price. Ask about papas suiças, arroz azafranado and pechuga de pollo.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

portions to big for one person. Prices very expensive for poor food, Cubierto ( starter) made of heated bread from the morning, or the day before, and grissinis, but you can´t avoid it, they´ll charge you even if you don´t ask, or decline it.Ok, the sevice is good, but I wouldn´t come back to this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 28 Los Meros y 20 El Remanso, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: 4244-0912

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  • Cuisine: International

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