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La Posta del Cangrejo

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Ruta 10, KM 160 y medio, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
(00598) 42 770021
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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a good restaurant but now looks decadent. The ambient was old, dirty as well as the staff with dirty clothes and sweating. The food was reasonable and the price high for the service. It is a pitty because it is in a cool location overlooking La Barra beach. It is hard to park your car anytime.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I asked for a reservation because several friends had recommended this restaurant. Actually not that great. In fact prices are high for the service they provide.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Generally speaking the place is lacking in maintenance. You eat well but there were some items on the menu which they did not have, I asked for a salad and it was scarce, also the shrimps au gratin were not enough, as it was not an entree. For the price we payed it was not up to scratch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

The prominent photos of the first George Bush and the old man owner walking around here never acknowledging guests is a tip off. Cool location overlooking La Barra beach. Since we speak Spanish, not sure how non speakers would make out- probably be a chore to stay here...We like this old school funky hotel but it is apparent that not... More 

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Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I booked a table for a couple to celebrate his anniversary and imagine that was CLOSED? Even received the e-mail confirmation from MONICA. I send an e-mail to complain and MONICA told me sorry was a mistake!!! This restaurant must learn to work!

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Miami, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

On the pricey side, the food was excellent, I ordered brotola with a zapallo mousse it was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $70
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10, KM 160 y medio, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: (00598) 42 770021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?