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Top 10 Recommended Restaurants in Montevideo, Uruguay


Uruguay reflects European traditions in some of its cuisine, as well as influences from neighboring countries. Like Argentina to the south, Uruguay's parrillas are popular eating places, where meat and seafood are tradtionally prepared and served.

1. Ristorante Panini

Address: Bacacay 1339, on Sarandi
Italian restaurant with freshly prepared innovative pastas, nice presentation and local wines. Considered the best Italian restaurant in Montevideo.

2. Don Peperone

Address: Montevideo Shopping Center or Old Town (Cuidad Vieja)
Pasta, pizza, salads, parrilladas, local wines and traditional desserts.

3. El Fogon

Address: San José 1080
Traditional parrillada and seafood restaurant, popular for lunch or late night dinners.

4. El Callejón

Address: Cuiduad Vieja
Cozy bar and restaurant suitable for business lunches and a pub at night.

5. Mercado del Puerto

Address: Perez Castellano and Piedras
Once a train station, the building now houses numberous restaurants serving traditional cuisine, parrilladas, steak, chicken, pork, and seafood dishes. Try El Tiburon.

6. Las Picapiedras

Address: Arocena, Carrasco
Huge portions of food of typical South American cuisine.

7. Las Brasas

Address: San Jose 909
Costilla al lomo (T‹bone steak) and excellent seafood are well known on their menu.

8. Restaurant Dackel

Address: Dr. Gabriel Otero 6438, Carrasco
German restaurant with tradiional German cuisine.

9. El Abasto Parilla

Address: Bacacay 1309 (near Sarandi)
Busy indoor/outdoor casual spot, good after Teatro Solís performances.

10. Arcadia

Address: Plaza Independencia 759
"This elegant restaurant atop the Plaza Victoria is a quiet paradise and the best restaurant in Montevideo."
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