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Los caracoles

Steakhouse, Argentinean, Soups, South American, Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Barbecue
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Calle 28 Los Meros y 20 El Remanso, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
4244-0912
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 255
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  • 182
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  • 66
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food at Reasonable Prices

Good central location, easy to get to (parking was a problem, though, but only because it was high season). The portions were good and satisfying.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
claramaria63
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São Paulo
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Belo Horizonte, MG
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I disliked almost everything about this restaurant. Although service was ok, food was terrible and poorly cooked! Even the chicken nuggets from the kids menu tasted bad!

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Thank Lauragmattos
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though they didn't have it in the menu, we asked if they served the classical Uruguayan Revuelto Gramajo and they prepared specially for us. We were skeptical because they didn't consider it a specialty of the place but after having it we recommend they add it to the menu, as one of the chef's specialties!!!! because it was delicious!!!... More 

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Thank Angie S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is overpriced. Service is average. Waiters are extremely polite but the service is quite slow. For the price charged, both the service and the food should improve.

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Thank Diego S
Panama City, Panama
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Punta de Este December 19,2015 and looked at all the available restaurants for dinner as many were closed and business did not seem to be very good but we finally settled on Los Caracoles as it looked like a good family eatery.The attendance by waiters was okay and my wife ordered entrecote and I had a rinone... More 

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Thank holeinonesummit
São Paulo
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good central location, easy to get to (parking was a problem, though, but only because it was high season). The portions were good and satisfying.

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Thank claramaria63
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The most traditional local dishes, delicious grilled meats, hearty vegetable soups, generous side dishes and pastas. Whatever you choose from their ample menu is a winner. Professional servers are respectful and clearly explain each dish, its composition and cooking style. They do not bother you with unnecessary questions nor do they abuse your trust by telling you the cost of... More 

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Thank Poetisa
porto alegre,brasil
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I usually go to this restaurant, it's the same for many years, international food, many options, very good meat, sea food and pastas, not very cheap

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Thank pecinha
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Our waiter was amazing even he forgot something we ordered. Both meat dishes were very dry. Did not have good experience

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Thank Apostol N
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Los Caracoles managed by its founding owner and family is without doubt the most traditional,friendly and popular restaurant in Punta .Open 365 days a year it offers an incredible variety of fish,meat,pastas all of which with home cooking taste .THE biggest bargain though is on Saturday middays only .....the Puchero , a combination of chicken ,sausages,bacon,meat,various vegetables and beans all... More 

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Thank John K
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The restaurant is very good, service is great, price is fair, the meat is very good. I like it very much. I recommend

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Thank Maria Beatriz C

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Argentinean, Soups, South American, Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

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