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Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4244 8934
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a recommendation from our hotel and because we were told it was a great parilla. We ordered a rib-eye steak and a baked potato with salad. The steak looked great but was too well cooked and for a rib-eye was amazingly dry and lacking in taste. The baked potato had been heated and had that slightly metallic... More 

Thank BristolCharles
Santiago, Chile
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

They don't cover cubierto and the servers are friendly. It's packed in this place but we got a seat quickly. We ordered a bottle of wine and the table service was not proper, the server just poured the wine into our glasses but it was quite busy to be fair. Our food took an hour which I found to be... More 

Thank Samantha C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We started our New Year's Eve at El Tonel, which we were glad offered their regular menu and prices for the night. On arrival, we found the check-in process a little confusing, as the host was not immediately evident and once identified, did not take our name or provide a number, so it was unclear whether the sequencing of everyone's... More 

Thank JourneyingWoman
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The service was good. Ordered my steak medium rare and it came dry. Not much flavor. The prices are cheaper for punta del este but better food can be found in the area

Thank spinuzzi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, reasonable prices, good service. The Omelet was tasting really nice, the fish came as a good portion and was fresh and tasty and the piece of meat was big and well prepared.

Thank FrederikSchack
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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169 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

The pictoral menu was helpful in making selections. We had a very friendly and helpful waiter and ended up with a delicious meal fresh off the grill.

Thank Beachwriter1
Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

We were a bit disappointed by El Tonel. While the chorizo and mixed salad were excellent, the Mussels Provençal were overcooked, the ojo de bife had a strange aftertaste and the ensalada russa didn't have a lot of flavor. The service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Amy M
Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is a restaurant in a very good location near the main avenues and streets, service is good, we recommend chivitos and also the seafood. Good beer too.

Thank MOrlandi70
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

My wife and I both ordered the sirloin steak - medium rare - and it was presented perfectly. The expectation was that the sirloin might be a little tough. That thought was dispelled on the first bite. Our waiter suggested a Uruguayan wine - H. Stagnari Tannat - which was excellent. We arrived early, at least by Uruguayan standards, and... More 

Thank BillHalfmoon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

as others have said, this place isn´t for cheap eats or fast food but it´s not crazy expensive and the food is good....we went there for a late lunch, we got a chorizo to start between us, then an estrana (skirt) cut to share (it´s quite a big portion, two pieces of steak) that comes with salad and then a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $40
Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 8934

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