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Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 42 448934
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 15
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place, friendly service

In the center of Punta del Este, a big restaurant, very well organized with fast and friendly service. Nice dishes, italian style, good wines, friendly prices. Foreigners are advised to pay with credit card and donot pay vat. Nice place, warmly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Panama
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Panama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In the center of Punta del Este, a big restaurant, very well organized with fast and friendly service. Nice dishes, italian style, good wines, friendly prices. Foreigners are advised to pay with credit card and donot pay vat. Nice place, warmly recommended.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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212 reviews 212 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stopped for lunch. The service was fairly good but not great. We started with some blood sausage to share. It was ok but we had much better in Montevideo. This one was still cool in the center and should have been cooked longer. My wife had the asado (beef ribs) which I normally think should be cooked low and... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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1,498 reviews 1,498 reviews
879 restaurant reviews
657 helpful votes 657 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 42 448934

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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