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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Magnificent

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Rafaelfeldmann
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Montevideo, Uruguay
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141 reviews 141 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Is great place in punta del este. you can enjoy bbq and good wines, but if you prefer fish food,they have very good options, You can enjoy the sundown or take a good dinner. Nice and good service.

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Dresden, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My friend and I spent three days in Punta Del Este and ate at El Secreto our last night. We had an early dinner by South American standards, around 8:00pm, but the food, service and wine were very good. The view and the sunset ... spectacular! We sat upstairs on the deck, this is a great spot to hear the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We actually ignored TA and went with our instincts because this place seemed absolutely packed with locals. We were not disappointed. Good service and very good food, although you should be aware that as in most places in Uruguay they serve the main course almost on top of the starter so you may choose to tell them to give you... More 

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Linz, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The restaurant is nice and you have a great view. But the food was disappointing. The salmon with 1 side dish is 460,- pesos, cover charge 60,-, water 75,-, beer 120,-. Food was very little. So better order some appetizer if you are hungry. I had the salmon with rice and it was just that - no garnishings, nothing! Even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

If your looking for a good lunch on the water this is your place. After consuming so much meat in Argentina, I switched course and got a chicken caesar salad which was very good and refreshing.

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Pelotas, RS
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

They have an excellent menu the sea food trie the grilled salmon with some rizzoto; they have a place with costal decor at the pier.

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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
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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