Must see restaurants in Montevideo

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    Escaramuza

    Tucked into a beautifully restored Cordón home, Escaramuza impresses on many levels. Cross the threshold to discover one of Montevideo's most attractive…

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    Candy Bar

    At this cool corner eatery, colorful folding chairs fill the sidewalk beneath a spreading sycamore tree, while the chefs inside mix drinks, whip up meals…

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    La Fonda

    Grab a table on the pedestrianized street, or enter the high-ceilinged, brick-walled interior to watch the wild-haired chefs bantering to cool jazz as…

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    Estrecho

    Grab a seat at the long stoveside counter and watch the chefs whip up delicious daily specials at this cozy Ciudad Vieja lunch spot. The international…

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    Mercado del Puerto

    This converted market on Ciudad Vieja's waterfront remains a Montevideo classic, even if the steady influx of cruise ships into the adjacent port has made…

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    Foc

    After nine years honing his culinary technique at Michelin-starred restaurants in Catalonia, chef Martín Lavecchia returned to Montevideo to open this…

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    Sin Pretensiones

    Enterprising Argentine owner Guillermina has created this pleasingly unique cafe-boutique on Ciudad Vieja's main pedestrian street. The wide-open space…

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    Casitanno

    With its colorful cocktail list, intimate bar area and street-facing front deck, this lively corner place draws a youthful late-night crowd for designer…

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    El Club del Pan

    After deriving inspiration from bakers around the world, Gonzalo Zubirí returned home to Montevideo to open this sweet corner spot, a stone's throw from…

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    La Perdiz

    Reserve ahead for this ever-popular parrilla, one block from the waterfront near Punta Carretas Shopping. Enjoy the best of Uruguay's carnivore culture at…

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    Jacinto

    Lucía Soria’s fresh-baked bread, flavorful salads and soups, savory tarts and sandwiches and other gastronomic delights have been pleasing Montevidean…

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    Es Mercat

    If fish is your thing, Es Mercat is your place. Steer one block beyond the meat-crazed Mercado del Puerto to this Ciudad Vieja corner, where a rotating…

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    El Berretin

    Serving a mix of Uruguayan grilled-meat classics and lighter fare such as Caesar salads, this historic art-deco corner grocery was converted into a…

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    La Pulpería

    The epitome of an intimate neighborhood parrilla, this corner place doesn’t advertise its presence (drop by before 7pm and you won’t even find a sign…

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    Mercado Agrícola de Montevideo

    One of Montevideo's newer foodie attractions, this early 20th-century market building and national historic monument 2.5km north of the center was…

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    Toledo Bar de Tapas

    Bringing a touch of Spain to the Ciudad Vieja, this corner bar serves a good mix of Iberian classics, from gazpacho and arroz con mariscos (rice with…

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    PV Restaurante Lounge

    Occupying the elegant upper floor of Más Puro Verso bookstore, this art nouveau eatery with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and grand windows overlooking…

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    Café Bacacay

    This chic little cafe across from Teatro Solís serves a variety of goodies, including fish of the day with wasabi or limoncello (lemon liqueur) sauce,…

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    Bar Hispano

    Old-school neighborhood confiterías (cafes offering light meals) like this are disappearing fast. The gruffly efficient waiters can take any order you…

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    Bar Tasende

    This classic high-ceilinged corner bar has been wooing patrons since 1931 with its trademark muzzarella al tacho (simple but tasty pizza slices laden with…