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Lo de Ruben

Santa Teresa 846 | esq. Av. Aiguá, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“parrilla” (4 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, South American, Grill
$$ - $$$
Santa Teresa 846 | esq. Av. Aiguá, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed July 16, 2017

Mainly bar-b-que (parrilla) but also fish, pasta, etc. Prices are normal and below those found in similar restaurants in nearby Punta del Este. Good and quick service, wide variety of dishes, wines and desserts. I always eat there when in the region.

Thank pocitense
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

So sad to say I came here for a delicious steak and was served meat similar to roast beef. So disappointing.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Located in Maldonado, near Punta del Este, Lo de Ruben is a typical and very traditional Uruguayan parrilla. With simple but correct atmosphere, it offers all items of a Uruguayan parrilla. The waiters are not refined but are gentle and correct.

Thank Atbap
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Go there to get the real thing. Boniato (sweet potato glazed by a branding iron) with two or three meats served with a short but enough wine list provides the real uruguay steak. Two old - almost wierd - old motorcycles - a Zundapp and...More

Thank Yon S
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We were a big group, 4 couples. The waiter was very experient, everything was good- specially the meat- ojo de bife- tasteful and huge! The place is nice, and accepts reservation before 8:30 pm.

Thank MaryRs
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Incredible well done barbecue place. Located in downtown Maldonado , this restaurant offers a good experience on how meat is prepared and offered in Uruguay. The place is simple, not fancy. Need to arrived early, otherwise will have to wait for a table. A bit...More

Thank sborzone
Reviewed February 20, 2016

It is a shame for a nice place like this to offer such a bad quality beef. My wife ordered Lomo (filet mignion), it was good and cooked as requested "al punto" which is medium. I ordered the "Ojo de Bife" (Rib Eye) "jugoso" which...More

Thank Bohdan H
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Went with my friends to have lunch, tired of busy restaurants in Punta del Este. This is a friendly parrilla restaurant that serves, lamb, pork,meat and salads, potatoes etc. a typical uruguayan parrilla. tHE ENTRECOTE IS MAGNIFICENT AND SERVED AT THE RIGHT POINT OF COOK....More

Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We spent a few days break in Punta Ballena and were looking for some nice restaurants. Lo de Ruben proved to be a great place for lunch. Dishes are succulent and tasty. Service is good and pretty fast. I had a slow-cooked lamb special that...More

Thank Pablo R
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good beef cooked to your taste.Ruben,the owner,offers his "parrilla talents" and with elegance.Treat yourself to a very nice steak & wine night.

Thank joseH3466QT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Teresa 846 | esq. Av. Aiguá, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Maldonado
  • Phone Number: 223059
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