Uruguayan in Punta del Este

El Chancho y la Coneja

Owners Horacio (the pig) and Karina (the rabbit) named this rustic backstreet hideaway for their Chinese zodiac animals. Well-chosen blues and jazz numbers, yellow brick walls, artsy light fixtures and distressed-wo…
International in Punta del Este


Rustic wood tables, exposed brick walls, retro decor, and tasty food at affordable prices make this one of the peninsula's most attractive lunch spots. Friendly young owners Luciana and Sebastian offer service with …
International in Punta del Este


Popular for its varied menu and moderate (by Punta standards) prices, this bright little eatery decked out with blond-wood tables and red-and-white chairs serves tacos, salads, sandwiches and more substantial fish a…
International in Punta del Este

Lo de Tere

Even with early-bird discounts (20% to 40% between noon and 1pm and 7pm to 8pm), Lo de Tere is hard on the wallet, but you won't find finer food anywhere in Punta. The wide-ranging menu includes black-crab ravioli, …
Pizza in Punta del Este

Pizza al Taglio

Where to eat in Punta del Este without breaking the bank? In warm weather, this chilled-out pizzeria on the front patio of Tas D'Viaje Hostel is a no-brainer. The whole focus here is pizza, burgers, chivitos and fri…
Seafood in Punta del Este

Cuatro Mares

Fresh fish is the big draw at the 'Four Seas' restaurant, up near the lighthouse in the older residential part of Punta. Three or four deliciously grilled specials are on offer daily, but if you insist on something …
Uruguayan in Punta del Este


For seafood, salads, pasta, panini or chivitos in one of Punta's prettiest waterfront settings, grab a spot on the beachside deck here, then enjoy watching the waiters try to look dignified as they cross the street …
Italian in Punta del Este

Il Baretto

Candlelit garden seating on plush chairs and couches provides a romantic setting for ‘after-beach’ drinks, along with homemade pasta, pizza and desserts.
Sushi in Punta del Este


Sushi, grilled fish, fried squid and mejillones a la provenzal (mussels simmered in white wine, garlic, parsley and olive oil) are the specialties at this beachfront eatery. The outdoor terrace, directly overlooking…
Sandwiches in Punta del Este

Chivitería Marcos

Montevideo-based Marcos earned its fame making chivitos (Uruguay's famous steak sandwich) to order. These days it's got the feel of a fast-food franchise, but you still get your choice of 11 toppings and seven sauce…