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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Yummy food, 25% discount with Itau made the bill a bit easier, seating outside by water is great, excellent service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Montevideo, Uruguay
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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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Kentucky
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152 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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North Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Marilia, Brazil
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50 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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Uruguaiana, RS
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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174 reviews
47 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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Buenos Aires
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very nice restaurant, the real uruguayan barbecue Excellent steaks and grilled vegetables. very good service.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

The food is fine if you are not picky. Ambiance is very nice. My pleasure is to me served well by employees that give their time and effort to you. That is exactly what you get here. A recommendation, a short nice joke, a comment, a great good bye that sends you happy on your way. Prices are very fair... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was a really expensive restaurant. Although it was right on the boardwalk so it is a beautiful view and great atmosphere. The food was so so. Do not get the seafood - shrimps/calamari. The parilla options such as chorizo and provolone were much better. The service was really good.

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Additional Information about El secreto

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

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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, Barbecue
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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