Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Montevideo

Candy Bar

At this stellar street corner eatery, colorful folding chairs fill the sidewalk beneath a spreading sycamore tree, while the chefs inside mix drinks, whip up meals and juggle fresh-baked bread behind a countertop ov…
Top Choice Parrilla in Montevideo

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 it increasingly pricey. Take your pick of the densely packed…
Top Choice International in Montevideo

Estrecho

Grab a seat at the long stove-side counter and watch the chefs whip up delicious daily specials at this cozy Ciudad Vieja lunch spot. French owner Bénédicte Buffard's international menu includes baguette sandwiches …
International in Montevideo

La Abadía

With stone and brick walls, high ceilings and checkerboard marble floors, this restaurant has a fascinating history including stints as an 18th-century Jesuit seminary and as the tailor’s shop where Carlos Gardel an…
Fusion in Montevideo

Foc

After nine years honing his culinary technique at Michelin-starred restaurants in Catalonia, chef Martín Lavecchia returned to Montevideo to open this divine restaurant. Five- to seven-course menus feature seafood d…
Parrilla in Montevideo

El Esquinazo

With its blazing fire and irresistible aroma of grilled meat, this popular parrilla epitomizes the Mercado de la Abundancia’s cozy, relaxed ambience. Lunchtime prices are about half what you’d pay at the more touris…
Uruguayan in Montevideo

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 comfort food and drinks. Gourmet chivitos (steak sandwiches) …
Vegan in Montevideo

La Fonda

Grab a table on the pedestrianized street, or enter the high-ceilinged, brick-walled interior to watch the cheerfully bantering, wild-haired chefs at work: bopping to cool jazz as they roll out homemade pasta, caref…
Parrilla in Montevideo

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 a fireside seat by the open grill, or spread out at one of t…
International in Montevideo

Jacinto

Fresh-baked bread, flavorful salads and soups, and savory tarts and sandwiches are served alongside more substantial main dishes at this high-ceilinged eatery with checkerboard marble floors. The homemade aguas sabo…