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Puerto del Buceo local 1 | Puerto Buceo, Montevideo, Uruguay
2622 7930
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better fish in Montevideo

I give it 3 points because its one of the only restaurants where you can eat better fish in Montevideo and have more choices for fish to choose out. Dont go in the middle of the summer for a lunch because it's terrible hot there and they dont have airconditioner.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Annelot P
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Lima, Peru
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Ordered pulpo a la gallega and what I got is not even close, a chewy octopus (three tentacles) and 1 potato.... Horrible Ordered a Paella... What I got was a soupy rice that was 80% Seafood, no salt, and the dish dominated by mussels. Again horrible and hard to believe they can screw up a simple dish having the right... More 

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Thank Julio1977
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I give it 3 points because its one of the only restaurants where you can eat better fish in Montevideo and have more choices for fish to choose out. Dont go in the middle of the summer for a lunch because it's terrible hot there and they dont have airconditioner.

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Thank Annelot P
Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a mixed emotions review: yesterday went to El Italiano with my family from Brazil. They love sea food and as the day was sunny we decided to enjoy the fresh air. As my husband and me arrived at 10 to 1pm we approached the person that was supposed to "welcome" the customers. This very first impression was disappointing... More 

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Thank Diana_MVD
Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If you want eat great fish meal, Uruguay is not the place to be, but this restaurant is a valid alternative to "the always present" meat. The place is rustic but the service was good and Fish was good, cooked in a basic way. Finally I recommended.

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Thank FraDegli89
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Ups: relatively inexpensive wines (e.g., Trapiche Sauvignon for 290 Uruguayan pesos) and the enormous portions. Downs: quality of food so so. Many of the fish in the menu were not available. Issue: They do not accept credit cards and this is illegal. There is a law under which such type of business must accept a credit card. It is ridiculous... More 

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Thank Pocitos-Fitchburg
Montevideo, Uruguay
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Poor service. It took for ever to get our food. Tables that came after us got their food before us when they ordered the same as us! We tried to complain about that but the owner didn't want to hear about it. The food really poor quality. They don't get credit cards!!!

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1 Thank Karicrosi
Castillos, Uruguay
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

In a country where fish is not high on the agenda, this surely is one of the exceptions! Their seafood symphony is still a winner as well as their fried fish - the nearest thing to the real fish and chips in Uruguay!

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Thank silage
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The view has much to wish for. The restaurant doesnt have sea view. Instead it is facing a construction site. The food is below average. Some kind of tasteless fish covered in way too much sauce. They dont accept creditcards (international creditcards are VAT extempted) so the prices are 20% higher due to that. They do accept other currencies such... More 

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3 Thank Henrik F
Montevideo, Uruguay
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Poor food, lousy attention, and even worst: The manager refused to call a cab after lunch. Do not waist your time with this place

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2 Thank solange p
Houston
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great fish/seafood varierty. Decent prices. As some of the good restaurants in MVD, they do not take Credit cards.

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Thank OilfieldTraveller

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puerto del Buceo local 1 | Puerto Buceo, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: 2622 7930

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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