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Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 42 448934
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Ranked #36 of 166 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Breda, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a perfect small parilla for 2. Perfect meat!! Its all at a good price in Punta del Este. The waiters are doing a good job.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Walking around Punta Del Este and started looking for a place to grab a bite. This place was crowded, but the host took our name and a short time later, were at the table. Prices were fair (with no cubierto!). Had the lomo which had very good flavor. The chorizo was good, would have preferred it with more spice. We... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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1,326 reviews 1,326 reviews
748 restaurant reviews
559 helpful votes 559 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This parillada provided one of the best meal experiences we found in Punta del Este. Don't expect to come here and walk away with a small bill. Having said that, however, if you are a meat lover, you will be glad you parted with every penny based on what you get in return. When you come to this part of... More 

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Uruguay
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food. Pasta is great, meat is great, fish is great The staff is very friendly. A great overall experience.

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Santos - Brazil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

El tonel is a big restaurant located at one of the most important street of Punta Del Leste. The salon is very busy, because almost tours stop there at the lunch time, but in spite of this, the waiters are polite and helpful. While waiting for the excellent barbecue, try the little loaves baked in the restaurant itself. They are... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We loved this restaurant. If you love beef, this is the best Argentinian style BBQ, even better than some we had in Buenos Aires. Everything is grilled at the moment you order so it's always fresh. Prices are also better than some of the more trendy restaurants where food is not even as good.

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Pelotas, RS
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A good restaurant with a wonderful view of the pier, staff nice and happy atmosphere very good price. Try a lamb french rack with a sweet sauce.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited El Tonel, which is opened the whole day long and this was great for kids! The food is simple but tasty, the service is very good and the price is quite reasonable. We were so impressed by it that we decided to try its sister restaurant: "El Tonel del Puerto". This was quite a find! The menu is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Came here from Buenos Aires and tried the best parilla restaurant there. This restaurant is Much better! ( and for less money ). Stongly recomend!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a beautiful Parrilla for three. The meet was tender, juicy and tasty. The staff was very kind which makes this place value for money. Highly recommended!

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Address: Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 42 448934
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta

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