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La Huella

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South American, Argentinean
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Playa Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
0486 2279
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant on the beach

It is very special place, right on the beach. Very authentic. Extremely efficient personnel and good fresh food. Prices are correct.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michelle P
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is very special place, right on the beach. Very authentic. Extremely efficient personnel and good fresh food. Prices are correct.

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punta del este/uruguay
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This simple and enlarged hut on stilts at the beach has a charming clientele to see and being seen. When in Jose Ignacio, once a fishermen village and today the most fashionable beaches in Uruguay, it is a must to try the kitchen of chef Morales and his crew who make great savory dishes. Mr Pittaluga -of famous cook Mallman... More 

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Thank ric40
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Busy friendly styish resto in Jose Ignatieff. Food great. Service great. Attentive and efficient. View fantastic.

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Montevideo
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today to have lunch at La Huella with my family. First advise: make a reservation. We did have one, but we were not allowed to sit down until all our party showed up and that was a first for us and not a positive one. Food was great. Service was not. Several times the waitress looked into space... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed a very well prepared and served meal at this busy but efficient restaurant. The line was pretty long but they got us in quickly. They do take reservations so call ahead! The whole staff was friendly and attentive which you don't find outside of the small beach towns. They served a fruit infused water while we... More 

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Thank Ruthie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time!!!! The place us awsome and Food even better. We had fish and grilled vegetables for lunch. Also it Is important for me to share that all the place even the bathrooms, were very clean. We will be back as soon as possible!!! We had a great time!

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Thank Paka2802
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Uruguay every summer. la huella is a place we visit often during out stay.either for lunch or dinner is a must. Is those places in the world that have magic. The place emerges from the sand near the water.Huella means footprints in spanish. Few dishes , all excellent. I love the grill octopus, and the goat cheese... More 

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Thank AlexL12345
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a spectacular setting you will find La Huella, right on José Ignacio's brava beach. The place is awesome, but supercrowded. Expensive, as everything in Punta, but service and food are worthwhile.

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Bali, Indonesia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise to finally eat at La Huella and believe all the hype. The place is a perfect barefoot beach chic restaurant - the people are relaxed, service is friendly but efficient, the dishes are simple yet tasty. It's the kind of place that I wish every beach in the world had - a casual restaurant that one... More 

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NYC
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great "shack" on the beach with fabulous food and drinks. Went for dinner but daytime might be even better when you actually have a view. Fantastic gazpacho and solid mojitos to start. My onion tart was not as special. We both had the catch of the day which was delicious (albeit smothered in butter). Meat at nearby tables looked very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Jose Ignacio
  • Phone Number: 0486 2279

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?