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La Paponita

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18 de Julio y Minas, Montevideo, Uruguay
408 48 40 - 403 22 16
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bland restaurant with bland food.

Nothing out of the ordinary here, with bland ambient, bland decoration, and of course, bland food - especially the pizzas. Well overall this was an OK place, but it maybe simply that we were not used to the pizzas in Uruguay style...

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Karen C
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary here, with bland ambient, bland decoration, and of course, bland food - especially the pizzas. Well overall this was an OK place, but it maybe simply that we were not used to the pizzas in Uruguay style...

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I'm spoiled. We make our own pizza - on the grill. We prefer a thin crispy crust. We are used to American pizza, but now that we are in Uruguay we thought we would give a local pizza a chance. It is quite different than pizza Americans are used to. I have to say it reminded me of a pizza... More 

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Byron Bay
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196 restaurant reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Apart from being a meeting place for expats, this place really doesn’t have much going for it. It is located on 18 de Julio, which is the main drag of Centro, but it is not in the main shopping area or close to the Old City. The menu is fairly limited. They specialize mainly in pizza, with a base about... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This place was just average no more, no less. Nothing to write home about but certainly adequate. Menu was better than the food, in a place where good beef and fine wine abound. good for a quick bite.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This place was recommended by the New York Times, so I decided to check it out. I inhaled a delicious "Chivito al Plato Canadiense" (steak with ham, cheese, egg, thick cut bacon, tomato and other fixings) in what might have been the most authentic meal of my Montevideo trip. Loved it!

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I arrived in Montevideo late and found this place. It was quite empty but the service was excellent and the pasta dish that I ordered was very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 de Julio y Minas, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: 408 48 40 - 403 22 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?