Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Punta del Diablo

Resto-Pub 70

Run by an Italian family from the Veneto, this portside eatery serves divine, reasonably priced homemade pasta such as lasagne alle cipolle (veggie lasagna with walnuts and caramelized onions), accompanied by UR$50 …
Top Choice Seafood in Piriápolis

Café Picasso

Hidden down a residential backstreet several blocks from the beach, septuagenarian chef-owner Carlos has converted his carport and front room into an informal, colorfully decorated restaurant with open-air grill. Lo…
Top Choice Seafood in José Ignacio

Parador La Huella

Mingle with José Ignacio's beautiful people at this chic beachside eatery, which specializes in sushi, grilled fish and clay-oven-fired pizza, all served up with dreamy ocean views.
International in Punta del Diablo

Il Tano

Punta del Diablo's classiest restaurant is this cozy house with wraparound porch, overlooking a pretty garden whose veggies and herbs complement the Italian-influenced menu of pasta, meat and seafood. Specialties in…
Parrilla in Cabo Polonio

El Club

Decked out in mosaics and colorfully painted furniture, Cabo Polonio's newest eatery combines the creative efforts of Colombian artist Camila, her Uruguayan partner Fernando and revered local chef Martín. Specialtie…
International in Punta del Este

Rustic

Rustic wood tables, exposed brick walls, retro decor, and tasty food at affordable prices make this one of the peninsula's most attractive lunch spots. Friendly young owners Luciana and Sebastian offer service with …
International in Punta del Este

Lo de Tere

Even with early-bird discounts (20% to 40% depending on time of arrival) Lo de Tere is hard on the wallet, but you won't find finer food anywhere in Punta. The wide-ranging menu includes black crab ravioli, orange-s…
Sushi in Punta del Este

Miró

Sushi, grilled fish, fried squid and mejillones a la provenzal (mussels simmered in white wine, garlic, parsley and olive oil) are the specialties at this beachfront eatery. The outdoor terrace, directly overlooking…
Mediterranean in La Pedrera

Lajau

Presided over by a Santa Claus–bearded Basque chef, this cozy family-run spot one block from the waterfront has a short, sweet menu of pasta and seafood. Locally caught crab, rays, shark and shrimp make their way in…
International in Punta del Este

Olivia

Popular for its varied menu and moderate (by Punta standards) prices, Olivia serves tacos, pizza, salads, sandwiches and more substantial fish and meat dishes, along with caipirinhas, mojitos, sangria or fresh ginge…