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La Huella

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Argentinean, South American
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Playa Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
0486 2279
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 32
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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
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The place is beautiful and the food was ok. But the service was not good at all. We took a long time to get service and the place was almost empty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Márcia S
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The place is beautiful and the food was ok. But the service was not good at all. We took a long time to get service and the place was almost empty.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had read the hype: Bon Appetit calling La Huella 'the best beachside restaurant on the planet'. Was it cute? Yes. Was the food good? Yes, but we've had better, and definitely cheaper, food at other beachside restaurants. Were we glad we went? Yes. Would we go again? Maybe.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had lunch last Sunday. They had no record of our reservation but were accomodating. They were overwhelmed with people. The drinks arrived after the entrées. The food was badly served. The fries were soggy and cold. No arrangement at all of food on plate. Our matambrito was over grilled and hard. The fish portion was small and full of... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant is incredible. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious (especially the beef dishes) and the staff is outstanding. In winter tables inside are a must. The music could be improved. to make it more "alternative", avoiding national rhythms. As usual, La Huella is a must if you visit Jose ignacio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to the little town of Jose Ignacio in winter, so there where not many options for a nice lunch. Since it is pretty Hype and one of the only options, a reservation is a must. Unfortunately we didn't have one and it took quiet a while to get seated. The hostesses where friendly and the view and Ambiente... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The thing about this place is the location, the beautiful beach and quaint beach style venue. The owner was actually quite friendly, the staff could learn something from him. They were absolutely clueless of the word service, seemed like wanna-be posh kids working during their holiday, instead of properly trained staff. Posers! Many tables that arrived after us got their... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

La Huella was basically the reason we traveled to Jose Ignacio. We were planning on going to Punta del Este, and had read about how life-changing La Huella is. I certainly agree with all of the hype. We went on a random Thursday in early March, after the huge crowds had left the area, but while the weather was still... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I must confess I expected too much from this place. Some friends said it was a great restaurant and I believe them. Maybe I wasn't so lucky because my husband plate came more than 5 minutes before mine and when mine arrived the food I asked for came differently I it took ages to come another one - and cold.... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This unique restaurant does have an unique fingerprint, Ambiance specially in the sunset ,Excellent service, the food is fresh specially seafood, Needs reservation, but a must go in Playa San Ignacio.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to Montevideo/Punta del Este to celebrate dad's 70th birthday and La Huella couldn't be better! Friendly staff, amazing food, scenic view in a laid back atmosphere. It was absolutely, without a doubt, the highest point of our trip.

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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: Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

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