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 Italian in Carmelo

Bodega y Granja Narbona

Set amid vineyards and orchards 13km from Carmelo, this restaurant in a restored 1908 farmstead serves gourmet pasta, Uruguayan beef, organic vegetables and fabulous tannat and grappamiel (honey-infused grape brandy…
Top Choice Seafood in Piriápolis

Café Picasso

Hidden down a residential backstreet several blocks from the beach, septuagenarian chef-owner Carlos has converted his carport and front room into an informal, colorfully decorated restaurant with open-air grill. Lo…
Top Choice Italian in Punta del Diablo

Resto-Pub 70

Run by an Italian family from the Veneto, this portside eatery serves divine, reasonably priced homemade pasta such as lasagne alle cipolle (veggie lasagna with walnuts and caramelized onions), accompanied by UR$50 …
Top Choice International in Colonia del Sacramento

Charco Bistró

Outstanding both for its location and its food, Colonia's hottest new eatery is tucked down a colonial side street, with a spacious deck overlooking the Río de la Plata's grassy shoreline. Tantalizing treats like gr…
Top Choice Pizza in Colonia del Sacramento

Don Joaquín

After 13 years in Europe, Colonia natives Yancí and Pierina returned home with a genuine Neapolitan pizza oven in tow. The result is this cheerful, high-ceilinged eatery where diners can watch the pizzaiolo (pizza c…
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 Seafood in José Ignacio

Parador La Huella

Mingle with José Ignacio's beautiful people at this chic beachside eatery, which specializes in sushi, grilled fish and clay-oven-fired pizza, all served up with dreamy ocean views.
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…