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Trinquete 1181 | Puerto, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
59842444442
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With a very good level of quality, you can eat a lot of hot and cold dishes, all freshly prepared. You can either take away your selection or sit inside or outside to have your meal. No comfort, but with a nice view to the harbour at very convinient prices!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The Artico is right at the port where the fisherman bring in their catch. The seafood variety and options are great, and the paella is fantastic - made fresh a couple of times per day and goes fast!! Casual dining. Superb views from either down- or up-stairs! Highly recommend eating here or buying fresh seafood to go!

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Thank Jim H
Fray Bentos, Uruguay
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Bear in mind this is a fast food restaurant in the first place. Expect self service and maybe queuing for getting a nice terrace table if you arrive there at peak times. It gets much nicer when you get a late after beach lunch, for instance. Food quality is excellent and prices are adequate. The fantastic views and sunny terraces... More 

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Itaugua, Paraguay
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The system, though surely known and understood well by locals, can be a bit confusing. The pay by the gram self service sushi and salad bar is one way to go or you can get them to fry you up some fish but you'll have to take a number to both order and then to get your food. I had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Artico is a self service restaurant specializing in sea food It is located in the harbor in Punta del Este The views are great and the food is fine But for a self service place the prices are crazy So if one wishes to go for the view and eat in moderation, do it Otherwise go to a formal restaurant... More 

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Thank Dahoui
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

During the winter, this is one of our regular weekend stops. In summer, it is open every day and very long hours. Fresh sea food, whether you prefer, sushi, fried calamari rings, or small morsels of fried fish, salads, grilled fish... you name it! An the view is superb just at the port, overlooking Isla de Gorriti. Not cheap, but... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Though we are no fast food fams, i came back to artico to enjoy a salad and grilled shrimps : simple, not fancy but fresh and good. My friend had a salmon chivito which proved excellent !

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Thank Canard53
Montevideo, Uruguay
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This place is a zoo. Customers either take their food from a buffet-style salad bar area or order hot food at a counter, or both. It is a disorganized mess because if a person wants a cold salad carton and a hot entree the system is set up to pay for them separately. So I got my salad, waited in... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

fast food of fresh sea items, basic decoration but good value though.Popular with the locals and tourists as well.

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Paris, France
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I used to go to the artico since i was about 5. It was a small fish market, that at first would sell de fish "miniaturas" (fried fish pieces) and the "rabas" (fried squid rings). With time it became a self service fish restaurant, small, that you went for lunch and dinner after de beach. Always great, It's been remodeled,... More 

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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
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Spanish, Fast Food, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinquete 1181 | Puerto, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: 59842444442

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