Specializing in regional foods and using lots of local ingredients, this place is a good bet anytime, but Friday to Saturday nights feature live trova (folk) bands, making it even better.
In Rincón del Este, 2km from the center, on the road to the miradores (viewpoints) above town, the Reserva Natural de Merlo is a lovely spot for creekside walks up to a couple of swimming holes.
If you’re looking for a beer, this is your spot – there are eight different types of microbrew on offer, plus the national and imported standbys, with sidewalk seating and snacks.
Excellent homestyle cooking in a cute corner location. The homemade pastas are the standouts, but make sure you leave room for dessert.