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“Not worth your time or money”
Review of Los caracoles

Los caracoles
Ranked #28 of 245 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth your time or money”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

According to the menu the paella was a top recommendation from the chef. It was by far the worst paella I've ever had! It was beyond disgusting. The wine was good. Service and quality of the restaurant was surprisingly low considering the upscale neighborhood. Overpriced.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Reliable establishment: no frills family restaurant offering good value”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you have been in Punta del Este during the summer season (mid-December to end of February) you know that eating out in Punta can make a huge dent even to Euro-filled wallets. Trendy restaurants fall in and out of fashion--some serve pretty good and "fancy" food, but prices are pretty outrageous. Los Caracoles is not trendy; you will certainly not sit next to a celebrity and the decor is not glamorous but your table will be covered by an immaculate white tablecloth and the waiters are seasoned professionals.
The menu is long and caters for all tastes: grilled meat, sausages and fish (parrilla), as well as cooked entrees, pasta, salads and a number of desserts.
In sum: this is not a restaurant that will "wow" you, but if you get tired of spending a fortune for eating very little and want a solid meal at a relatively reasonable price, Los Caracoles is the place to go. (I have been a regular patron for some 30 years...)

  • Visited January 2013
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Porto Alegre, RS
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good meet”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

They serve the best of the ever nice Uruguayan parrilla at an affordable price. Very friendly staff and not posh environment.

Visited February 2013
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roma
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Expensive and medium quality”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We went there to Try The meat. 3 salads, three entrecôte and drinks (we didn't take wine) plus coffee costed around 40 dollars each one (3 persons). Really too much.
Not worthy going there. Wifi doesn't work.

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Thank Massimiliano L
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Morristown, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were not impressed by food or atmosphere--both were disappointing, making us wonder why it is so crowded each night.

Visited December 2012
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