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“Just for meat lovers” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Pulperia

La Pulperia
Ranked #6 of 923 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to La Pulperia, a family business that already has more than 20 years offering a unique place to eat the traditional food of Uruguay. We are a small place but with very warm atmosphere, a spectacular food, and a friendly and attentive staff. We have a place to eat inside the premises and a few tables just outside for those who like to be outdoors. Our goal is that our customers leave satisfied in order to come back and tell their family and friends.
Recife, PE
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just for meat lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

The place is simple, but the meat is excellent. There is no sophistication, just meat, real meat, There something like 15 seats, As somebody says a hole in the wall. The salad, lettuce, tomato and onion, really fresh and tasty. It has some wines. I went 5 nights and test every meat they have, I recommend the "ojo de bife".

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sorgud
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Buenos Aires
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“C'mon.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Rated #2 restaurant in Montevideo? C'mon my fellow Tripadvisers, are we serious? Only if you love to eat in a hole-in-the-wall and pay like you visited a real restaurant, I guess. Meat is indeed tender, but that's about the lowest the bar can go in any restaurant. Other than that, food is coarse -take that as understatement- and not unlike many other restaurants in the city. I understand the whole idea of this place is the "local dive-come-trendy", but it's just another parrilla, and not too cheap by the way. I had a serving of (fatty) ribs, a lettuce and tomato salad, a small bottle of (warm) wine and mineral water, and paid the exact same as I did the night before in a very trendy place nearby for a much more elaborated meal. The abundance of foreigners explains much of its shabby chic-ness, I guess. Nothing to write home about, unless home is very far away.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Disfrutator
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Curitiba, PR
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“WOW ... This meat worth every penny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you're looking for a great food without luxury this is the place, it was the best meat I've ever eaten in Montevideo. Super tenderness and juiciness.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mjbmathias
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Naples, Florida
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653 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“You'll come away smiling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

A small hole in the wall, eat at the bar, fantastic steak house in the suburbs. We were not even 10 feet from the grill so we watched our steaks being cooked to perfection. They were served with fresh tomatos and lettuce and one of us had a type of baked sweet potato that was enough to share between the 4 of us. A simple but delicious dinner at a fraction of the price of the fancy establishments. A great buzz around you and friendly staff complete the picture.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank skyhoosier
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best steak ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very small place with only bar seats available, but is well worth the trek and the wait (although we were seated within a couple of minutes). I would highly recommend the bife de ojo (ribeye), was quite possibly the best steak I've had in my life.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeff T
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