Restaurants

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 …
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 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…
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.
Italian in Montevideo

Da Pentella

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

Ruffino Pizza y Pasta

Extremely popular for Sunday lunch, Ruffino’s is a good midrange Italian option. Try the Caruso (mushroom and cream) sauce, a uniquely Uruguayan specialty named for Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, who visited Montevide…
Vegetarian in Montevideo

Bosque Bambú

One of the few truly veggie options in this meat-crazed country, this popular health food store offers food by the kilo or an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet; drinks cost extra.
French in Montevideo

Bistró Sucré Salé

Wonderful European influences abound at this little cafe behind the Alianza Francesa: French music, brioches, tarts, Illy espresso, Van Gogh posters, plus a courtyard with fountain, iron gazebo and climbing roses.
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…
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.