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Calle 28 Los Meros y 20 El Remanso, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
4244-0912
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Ranked #51 of 165 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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230 reviews 230 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Salt Lake City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was a decent restaurant. The service was excellent and our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. That said, the food was only ok. There wasn't anything bad about it but it just wasn't anything incredible either. Of all the restaurants in Punta Del Este, this probably isn't the one I would choose next time.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Without going into details of our meal. I can assure you that this place is the definition of mediocrity. It's not all bad, but a nice dining room and friendly service do not makeup for crappy food and over-the-top prices. Steer clear of this place. I'm sure there are much better places to dine at in Punta Del Este.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our visit to Punta was very disappointing, a lot of places closed, restaurant prices are outrageous. We manage to find Los Caracoles, which was ok, but a bit pricy.

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Adrian, Michigan
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1,311 reviews 1,311 reviews
738 restaurant reviews
554 helpful votes 554 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great place in Punta del Este for the culinary specialty from this part of the world...grilled meat. The location, one block off the main drag, was very convenient as we had seen it on a previous pass through town. On this occasion, we decided to give it a try for lunch. The exterior appeared quite nice connoting... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Me and my whife were there to have lunch. It was out of the high seasons and we did not have problems to seat. We ordered a Lomo and the meat was perfect! Very juicy and delicious! The side dish was ok. The waiter was also frindly. The negative point was that as soon as we seated they put on... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

For diners accustomed to modern eateries in beach towns, this will be a novel experience. It's pure old-world bistro service. Properly attired wait staff, knowledgeable about the menu, formal (but not stuffy) service. And the food was impeccable. Steak au poivre was worthy of Paris. I'd go back anytime!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A really good dinner, with a friendly chatty waiter happy to talk to me in English (thanks so much). It is not always nice eating alone in a new country, but this was a very nice experience in a lovely city.

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

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