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


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 …
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…
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…
Paella in Montevideo

Euskal Erria

An excellent selection of Basque and Spanish dishes are on offer here, as is the best paella in town. Cheap jarras (jugs) of red wine are bound to keep you hanging around.
Cafeteria in Montevideo

Rincón de Zabala

This modern corner place serves up free wi-fi along with affordable breakfasts, sandwiches and cafeteria-style daily specials.
Italian in Montevideo

Da Pentella

This is one of Montevideo's finest Italian restaurants, with over a century of history.
Fusion in Montevideo

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, meal-sized salads and a wide-ranging drinks menu. Desserts inclu…
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…
Beer Hall in Montevideo

Cervecería Matriz

Join the crowds enjoying beer and chivitos (Uruguay’s classic steak sandwich) under the trees at this informal eatery on Ciudad Vieja’s most picturesque square.