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Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 4244 8773
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with great staff. The food is prepared well and the prices are very reasonable for the quality. Try the hot queso appetizer and the pork chop with sweet potatoe.

Thank Clinton N
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I had an incentive group that had lunch at El Secreto and I reserved the second floor of the restaurant. It has a very nice view of the Atlantic Ocean, at Muelle de Mailhos, with a nice and cozy ambient. The entrances, Picada del Mar and Picada del Campo were great and they serve from 2 to 3 people easily.... More 

Thank kstkarina
Arlington, Texas
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

In April 2016 my wife and I and another couple had lunch at El Secreto on the advice of a local guide. We loved it. The food was great and our waiter, Jorge, provided prompt, friendly service. From our table we had a great view of the beach which is just across the street from the restaurant. It was an... More 

Thank 209RonB
Las Cruces
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This is a classy open-air type restaurant with a view of the sea and the outside world. The food was fresh and tasty - the mushroom risotto was particularly good. Service was very friendly to go with the relaxing atmosphere. After all, it is Punta del Este and not Montevideo!

Thank peterharben
Tacuarembo, Uruguay
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I came here with my family during Easter and we were surprised not only with the excellent food and service, but also the nice location in front of the yatch port of Punta del Este. Good meat, excellent pasta dishes, a very complete wine menu, and excellent service. A bit expensive for similar restaurants in Uruguay but average mid-range prices... More 

Thank quitoferreira
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

We ate Picana. I was with a friend. Very surprise how hard the meat was and how the cook did not care about our order. We asked medium cook but it was so dry and hard to eat. The waitress admitted it but at the end it did not matter because we paid for a good meal and instead got... More 

Thank jariasegura
Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We enjoyed beef, lamb and grilled vegetables in a beautiful setting-overlooking the rambla on La Playa Mansa. The service was friendly and helpful.

Thank Amy M
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68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

You can have Brazilian, Uruguayan and Argentinian type of meat, very well prepared, you can have a table by the beach or inside, good prices

Thank Christian R
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Punta Del este is known to have a demanding and sophisticated clientele ! It's full of wonderful 4-6 star restaurants and we are all really spoiled by the wonderful chefs that cook for us tourists .But this place doesn't make the cut ! The only good thing about the restaurant is its location . ..the rest , is not worth... More 

1 Thank Silvie K
Arvada, Colorado
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We have visited El Secreto twice for lunch. The restaurant offers outside seating on the river side, and the main restaurant across the street. This requires servers to shuttle food and drink across a busy street. The food and drink were very good. Service was a bit slow because of the separation between the two areas and the number of... More 

1 Thank BillHalfmoon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Argentinean, South American, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 8773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?