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Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 4244 8773
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 252
    Very good
  • 115
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch at the Port

We have visited El Secreto twice for lunch. The restaurant offers outside seating on the river side, and the main restaurant across the street. This requires servers to shuttle food and drink across a busy street. The food and drink were very good. Service was a bit slow because of the separation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BillHalfmoon
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Arvada, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited El Secreto twice for lunch. The restaurant offers outside seating on the river side, and the main restaurant across the street. This requires servers to shuttle food and drink across a busy street. The food and drink were very good. Service was a bit slow because of the separation between the two areas and the number of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had some different dishes all of them had no taste, salt was my best friend! Nothing to conplain about the service. But this restaurant isnt worth it...

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Thank Emanuel D
Montevideo, Uruguay
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The location it's awesome. The waiters were more than welcome, as usual. They always make you feel at home. The entrances and main plates are very good, most of them. The barman also makes really good drinks at very reasonable prices. Unfortunately we asked for orange juice, tonic water and watermelon juice and they didn't have

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Thank jlasauy
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wasnt planning on going to this restaurant but was crunched on time and the outdoor westing was adorable. My friend and I ordered smoothis that were AWOME. We treated ourselves to a nice lunch and unfortunately spent a lot of money in the wrong place. Got a calamari appetizer which was chewy and flavorless. I ordered tiler mignon and that... More 

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Thank Emily S
Montevideo, Uruguay
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We sat outside by the water, lovely view and great service. The waiter spoke a little English but we had a couple of mixups with the order. Food was yummy. Drinks also good. We only got butter and bread as part of the cubierto, no sauces or dips. The tiramasu for desert was yum but a little frozen. Restaurant is... More 

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Thank Netty2010
Kentucky
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153 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This restaurant had excellent food from their Parrilla. The food was all reasonably priced and there was a very large selection on the menu. They offered us an English menu which helped us out a lot. The service was excellent, for example, I needed to change a large bill in order to leave a tip. The waiter did not have... More 

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Thank Erich H
North Palm Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service, ambiance & meal. My husband & I both ordered rib eye steaks; his was a little more well done than mine, although we both requested rare. The salad was fresh & the roasted squash was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Thank Leanne B
Marilia, Brazil
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food was tasty, service was good, location was great. Yeah, I recommend it. It is a little pricy - as every other good restaurant in Punta!

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Thank oiglau
Uruguaiana, RS
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

El Secreto has very food food. I have asked for a shrimp appetizer, which was delicious, my mom asked for a milanesa, also delicious, and my husband asked for an ojo de bife, awesome!! The location, in front of Punta del Este port, is incredible! The only thing that is not very good is the service, but I recommend El... More 

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Thank Renata O
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183 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Amazing service, food was also great and the view was very nice. Prices were on the standard of Punta. Totally recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 8773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, South American, Mediterranean, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?