Diners are spoiled for choice in Montevideo. The city offers everything from 19th-century cafes to trendy modern bistros, and from carnivore-centric parrillas to vegetarian- and vegan-friendly eateries, all interspersed with a wider choice of international cuisine than you'll find anywhere else in Uruguay. Ciudad Vieja's restaurant scene in particular is blossoming as old concerns about the neighborhood's security continue to wane.

Ciudad Vieja

For a relaxing break, join the crowds enjoying beer and snacks at the sidewalk eateries along Sarandí, facing Plaza Matriz.