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Calle 28 Los Meros y 20 El Remanso, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
4244-0912
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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
Most recent review
Quite expensive

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jedme
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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248 reviews 248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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