Montevideo restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Montevideo

Escaramuza

Tucked into a beautifully restored Cordón home, Escaramuza impresses on many levels. Cross the threshold to discover one of Montevideo's most attractive bookshops. A few paces further and you've entered the seductiv…
Top Choice Tapas in Montevideo

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 and juggle fresh-baked bread behind a countertop overhung wit…
Top Choice Vegan in Montevideo

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 they roll out homemade pasta, carefully lay asparagus spears ato…
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. The international menu includes baguette sandwiches with steak or smoked salmon, …
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…
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…
Cafe in Montevideo

Sin Pretensiones

Enterprising Argentine owner Guillermina has created this pleasingly unique cafe-boutique on Ciudad Vieja's main pedestrian street. The wide-open space invites people to settle in over breakfast pastries, glasses of…
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 (Uruguay’s classic f…
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…
Seafood in Montevideo

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 lineup of a half-dozen fresh-caught fish, from merluza (hake) t…