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El Novillo Alegre

Av. Roosvelt y Parada 8 | Tel. (042) 484 614 - 481 341, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Ranked #65 of 153 restaurants in Punta del Este
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
Description: It´s a butcher store and besides has a small restaurant, so you choose the food in the butcher and they made this for you.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Description: It´s a butcher store and besides has a small restaurant, so you choose the food in the butcher and they made this for you.
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mount Kisco, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Average restaurante. Not what it used to be. We had parrilla and grilled fish. We also asked for 2 cortados. The girl had trouble with the expresso machine.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The quality does not match the price. Besides, it takes ages to have simple things! For instance, they said that it would take time to bring the bread because they'd just open! The same hold for other things! What is the meaning of open? Open but not ready? How can one recommend this place if there are lots of other... More

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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We just came back from Punta to Piriapolis, having had an excellent meal at this place close to Punta Shopping. We have eaten here before several times, but today it was very special: A Dry Aged Beef from the Parilla, excellent tender and tasty beef. Jugoso just to our taste!. Fortunately we both shared it, they say its about 750... More

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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189 reviews 189 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

El novillo alegre is a small restaurant on one a round-about with one of the higest traffic in Punta del este. But the place is great because it has the best beef in Punta del Este. You can look who they made it on the barbecue. The attention is great and what you get is worth of the price. Great... More

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Milano
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The meat is excellent, and prices are reasonable considering they are in Punta del Este. Plus, they give you a 15% discount if you pay with Mastercard, and an additional discount if you exceed 60 USD and are a foreigner (as everywhere in Uruguay, but make sure you get to the equivalent of 60 USD and that you pay with... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

During our recent trip PDE we stumbled upon this place when a highly ranked Mexican restraint was closed. It's across the street and seemed like a weird mix between a butcher shop and a cafe which serves meat??? Ok we were starving and a bit meated out but the meat looked really great and their were no tourists there so... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We waited past an hour for the appetizers (provolonne and chinchulines) and 5 minutes later the main courses arrived (food ok, no big deal) one of them cold. Asked 3 times for a coke that never arrived, received napkins after we finished the appetizers and after asking for the check we had to return it 3 times as it was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Love this place. From the selection of different meats and the best service. they offer all types of cuts of meat and dry aged beef. this family company know how to do business. the brochette (kebob) of chicken or meat and the provolone are the best in the country. the picania (the typical brazilian cut) is perfect. they have a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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353 reviews 353 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

If you want to enjoy the beast meat in Punta del Este, this is the right place for you. As a matter of fact El Novillo Alegre is a butcher shop where you can buy the meat to grill at home. They have built a deck outside the shop with no more than 8 or 10 tables to serve only... More

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