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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, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 102
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  • 173
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood in Punta Del este

Great Paella, and lots of seafood on the menu. There is also a papilla but i did not try it. Highly recommended Paella and risotto. I was surprised to find it open in mid winter, but was told that it is open year round

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great Paella, and lots of seafood on the menu. There is also a papilla but i did not try it. Highly recommended Paella and risotto. I was surprised to find it open in mid winter, but was told that it is open year round

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Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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, Barbecue, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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