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La Huella

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Playa Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
+598 4486 2279
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been fortunate enough, in the last 5 years, to visit Uruguay every summer. And every summer we look forward to a lunch at this incredible, shack-like restaurant on the beach. This year may be our last for a while....so we lingered and savored it even more than usual. The meats and the fish are always so terrific, it's... More 

Thank Marniewdc
Moosburg, Austria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

La Huella is certainly a place to see and be seen but it is in such great demand that the turnover of tables requires state-of-the-art comms by frobt of house staff even mid-week. The quality of the food did not seem to suffer but one would expect no less for the high prices - waiting staff did not speak great... More 

Thank Jenny K
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a great place to eat whether you during day or night. Great menu with fantastic fishes. For desert don't miss the Dulce de Leche Volcán, is a flavor explosion. Fab!!!!!!

Thank vacationtraveller850
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember looking out towards the sea from where we were seated in the restaurant, noticing several kids playing on the sand dunes in the distance, as the 8 of us sat down around the table, and thinking this looks like something out of a Darabont movie. We had octopus, fried calamari and several dishes involing the catch of the... More 

Thank AlanMorrisonFell
Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a trendy big restaurant that tries to serve as many people as possible. No smiles, no attention to customers and very average food. They've forgot about our reservation and offered a low table to have dinner at. My octopus was overcooked. Sushi's were ok. I was waiting for the dinner at La Huella and was very disappointed.

Thank Ilma_from_Vilnius
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they must have be hiring waiters based on their arrogance. all seemed to be deeply offended at having to wait at tables, throwing menu and food around. Ah, and talking about food, very average, nota single distinguishing dish. Only people who would put up with this fora second time are the having an inferiority complex and want to see and... More 

Thank Peter B
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry but this place has one of the best spots in Punta del Este, but they still growing but the service and food is downgrading at the same pace of his growth. The lose that fine quality boutique spot to became a large restaurant. Very sad!

Thank Sebastián C
Buenos Aires
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch and enjoyed another excellent experience. The food the service and everything... Had to wait for my table but its well worth it. I do suggest you book well in advance.

Thank Argytraveller
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing spot amazing place Musica ,food and mood of life it is pleasure staying hier Un luogo incantevole con musica , ottimo pesce ,musica e vista oceano straordinaria

Thank 19Mark
Malibu, CA
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Huella is right on the sand, has an amazing vibe, friendly servers and delicious food. My husband and I were at another restaurant and when he tried to order grilled fish, but they only had fried fish. So the server recommended La Huella and after five minutes of telling us that it is the best restaurant in Jose Ignacio,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Jose Ignacio
  • Phone Number: +598 4486 2279

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