We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good meat, good treatment”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Tonel

El Tonel
Ranked #31 of 240 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Price range: $12 - $40
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santos - Brazil
Level Contributor
66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good meat, good treatment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

El tonel is a big restaurant located at one of the most important street of Punta Del Leste. The salon is very busy, because almost tours stop there at the lunch time, but in spite of this, the waiters are polite and helpful.
While waiting for the excellent barbecue, try the little loaves baked in the restaurant itself. They are delicious!!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Celia B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

686 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    193
    301
    132
    41
    19
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Parrillada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. If you love beef, this is the best Argentinian style BBQ, even better than some we had in Buenos Aires. Everything is grilled at the moment you order so it's always fresh. Prices are also better than some of the more trendy restaurants where food is not even as good.

Helpful?
Thank lologg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pelotas, RS
Level Contributor
84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good price x good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

A good restaurant with a wonderful view of the pier, staff nice
and happy atmosphere very good price.
Try a lamb french rack with a sweet sauce.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Lucinha2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good value for money (quite a lot to say in Punta!)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited El Tonel, which is opened the whole day long and this was great for kids! The food is simple but tasty, the service is very good and the price is quite reasonable. We were so impressed by it that we decided to try its sister restaurant: "El Tonel del Puerto". This was quite a find! The menu is the same, quite varied and with traditional food. The location, however, it is breath-taking! Make sure you seat on the beach terrace and you can enjoy the view of a beautiful sunset over the sea. Again, the prices were quite reasonable. Definitely a safe bet when visiting Punta with the family.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MaryMPE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best parilla!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Came here from Buenos Aires and tried the best parilla restaurant there. This restaurant is Much better! ( and for less money ). Stongly recomend!!!!

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank kristofer p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Tonel also viewed

Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
 
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
 
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
 

Been to El Tonel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing