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Top Choice Theater in Montevideo

Teatro Solís

Just off Plaza Independencia, elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance space. First opened in 1856, and completely renovated during the past decade or so, it has superb acoustics. Regularly scheduled…
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 Live Music in Montevideo

Mercado de la Abundancia

On Saturday evenings from 10pm, locals throng the upper floor of this historic market to dance to live tango music. Join in, or watch from the sidelines at one of the adjacent restaurants. On Sundays, Montevideo's l…
Top Choice Museum in Montevideo

Museo del Gaucho

Housed in the ornate Palacio Heber, this museum eloquently conveys the deep attachments between the gauchos, their animals and the land. Its superb collection of historical artifacts includes horse gear, silver work…
Top Choice Market in Montevideo

Mercado del Puerto

No visitor should miss Montevideo’s old port market building, at the foot of Pérez Castellano, whose impressive wrought-iron superstructure shelters a gaggle of bustling parrillas (steak restaurants). On weekend aft…
Top Choice Live Music in Montevideo

Fun Fun

Since 1895 this intimate, informal venue has been serving its famous uvita (a sweet wine drink) while hosting tango and other live music on a tiny stage. Temporarily moved to Calle Soriano in 2014, it's due to retur…
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 Cafe in Montevideo

Café Brasilero

This vintage 1877 cafe with dark wood paneling and historic photos gracing the walls makes a delightful spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea. It’s also an excellent lunch stop, with good-value menus ejecutivos (…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Montevideo

Teatro Solís

The city’s top performing-arts venue is home to the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts formal concerts of classical, jazz, tango and other music, plus music festivals, theater, ballet and opera.