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Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 42 448934
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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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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Arvada, Colorado
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Ysm7
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at El Tonel. My husband loved the steak and I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful vegetarian option--provolone grilled cabeza. We ordered a few sides and enjoyed a bottle of wine over a quiet dinner. The staff was friendly and attentive, I would highly recommend for dinner or lunch in Punta del Este!

Thank froulo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

Highly recommended Entrecot con guarnicion! Excellent food and best prices! Opened all the year even during low season. Amazing staff!!!

Thank Rodri G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We were on a bus tour to PDE And our tour guide took us there We all had pasta dishes all very good size and good taste and quality Average price for PDE and good service

Thank Pino L
Montevideo, Uruguay
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great Paella, and lots of seafood on the menu. There is also a papilla but i did not try it. Highly recommended Paella and risotto. I was surprised to find it open in mid winter, but was told that it is open year round

Thank underground_miner

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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 42 448934

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