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“Muy bueno! Great Restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Los caracoles

Los caracoles
Calle 28 Los Meros y 20 El Remanso, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
4244-0912
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Ranked #48 of 165 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Muy bueno! Great Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very good restaurant! A classic in Punta del Este! Very nice staff, good food ,pleasant atmosphere and very good location, steps from the main street of Punta del Este and also the beach .

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not worth your time or money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

According to the menu the paella was a top recommendation from the chef. It was by far the worst paella I've ever had! It was beyond disgusting. The wine was good. Service and quality of the restaurant was surprisingly low considering the upscale neighborhood. Overpriced.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Reliable establishment: no frills family restaurant offering good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you have been in Punta del Este during the summer season (mid-December to end of February) you know that eating out in Punta can make a huge dent even to Euro-filled wallets. Trendy restaurants fall in and out of fashion--some serve pretty good and "fancy" food, but prices are pretty outrageous. Los Caracoles is not trendy; you will certainly not sit next to a celebrity and the decor is not glamorous but your table will be covered by an immaculate white tablecloth and the waiters are seasoned professionals.
The menu is long and caters for all tastes: grilled meat, sausages and fish (parrilla), as well as cooked entrees, pasta, salads and a number of desserts.
In sum: this is not a restaurant that will "wow" you, but if you get tired of spending a fortune for eating very little and want a solid meal at a relatively reasonable price, Los Caracoles is the place to go. (I have been a regular patron for some 30 years...)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Porto Alegre, RS
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good meet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

They serve the best of the ever nice Uruguayan parrilla at an affordable price. Very friendly staff and not posh environment.

Visited February 2013
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“Expensive and medium quality”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We went there to Try The meat. 3 salads, three entrecôte and drinks (we didn't take wine) plus coffee costed around 40 dollars each one (3 persons). Really too much.
Not worthy going there. Wifi doesn't work.

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