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El Tonel

Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 42 448934
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Ranked #42 of 153 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Adrian, Michigan
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1,101 reviews 1,101 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great service, attentive staff, they don't let you waiting long as other restaurants in Uruguay do. The food is really good, it is a typical uruguayan restaurant that will not disappoint you. We went there several times during our stay in Punta because of the quality of the service, the food and the reasonable prices. Plates with meat are sufficient... More

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Newport Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We ordered a beet salad and calamari, they gave us shrimps. We felt bad so we kept it, huge mistake. It tasted dried out, we didn't even finish it. The waiter was nice and apologized but he charged us $39. U.S. for 12 dry shrimps. Never saw the beet salad. Then we both ordered pasta, thinking that was a safe... More

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