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“The best little restaurant in town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Balancita

La Balancita
Ranked #30 of 151 Restaurants in Maldonado
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Waitstaff
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best little restaurant in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We are fans of La Balancita. This is a regular stop for our family when we come to Punta. Excellent, always.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mariagsteiger
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“La Balancita did it again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the 3rd time we have gone to La Balancita.
We have been extremely satisfied with the service, quality of food and, of course, the ambience. Definitely, 5 stars!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mariagsteiger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Potomac, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We have found this place looking for La Balanza" and we couldn't be happier with our " find"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

Excellent food, great atmosphere and awesome service. The best entrecôte I have ever tried, considering I grew up on a Uruguayan ranch!
Maria Graciela

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mariagsteiger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winnipeg
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Last night, on St Valentine's Day, we went for supper to a restaurant in Maldonaldo. Maldonaldo is a city/town adjacent to Punta Del Este. The restaurant we went to is called La Balancita. Two years ago when we were in Punta we went to this restaurant twice. In Canadian terms the restaurant would be referred to as a "dive". It is a clean restaurant though, but the building is something else. It can also be extremely hot inside because it doesn't have air-conditioning, only a couple of small fans, plus they barbecue with wood. But the food is out-of-this-world delicious. If I ever return to Punta Del Este it will be to go to the La Balancita. When we arrived there were only a few customers in the restaurant, but when we left it was packed and there was a line outside waiting to get in. We started with a salad, actually two different salads that were better than home made. So good in fact, we ordered a third salad. The salads were so fresh and were made-up of tomatoes, onions, lettuce, beets, even hard boiled eggs. The salads come without a dressing but they do supply the ingredients to create your own. Sofia, the "salad dressing queen", mixed our dressing to perfection. Then came the chirizos that were to die for. And finally, we each had a steak, cooked to perfection and fries. We also washed this all down with three bottles (3/4 litre) of Pilsen beer.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Scotty
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