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Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4244 8934
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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357 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Don not forget to use your foreign credit card, 22% tax not included in price of meal, we had Brochette of meat, ham, chicken and meat, we also had one side dish of baked sweet potato, it was too much so we brought some home for sandwich meat. Breakfast , lunch or supper, not cheap but not expensive or fine... More 

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England
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239 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went here on a recommendation from our hotel and because we were told it was a great parilla. We ordered a rib-eye steak and a baked potato with salad. The steak looked great but was too well cooked and for a rib-eye was amazingly dry and lacking in taste. The baked potato had been heated and had that slightly metallic... More 

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Thank BristolCharles
Santiago, Chile
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They don't cover cubierto and the servers are friendly. It's packed in this place but we got a seat quickly. We ordered a bottle of wine and the table service was not proper, the server just poured the wine into our glasses but it was quite busy to be fair. Our food took an hour which I found to be... More 

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Thank Samantha C
Toronto
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We started our New Year's Eve at El Tonel, which we were glad offered their regular menu and prices for the night. On arrival, we found the check-in process a little confusing, as the host was not immediately evident and once identified, did not take our name or provide a number, so it was unclear whether the sequencing of everyone's... More 

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The service was good. Ordered my steak medium rare and it came dry. Not much flavor. The prices are cheaper for punta del este but better food can be found in the area

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Thank spinuzzi
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food, reasonable prices, good service. The Omelet was tasting really nice, the fish came as a good portion and was fresh and tasty and the piece of meat was big and well prepared.

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Thank FrederikSchack
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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174 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The pictoral menu was helpful in making selections. We had a very friendly and helpful waiter and ended up with a delicious meal fresh off the grill.

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Thank Beachwriter1
Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We were a bit disappointed by El Tonel. While the chorizo and mixed salad were excellent, the Mussels Provençal were overcooked, the ojo de bife had a strange aftertaste and the ensalada russa didn't have a lot of flavor. The service was prompt and friendly.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is a restaurant in a very good location near the main avenues and streets, service is good, we recommend chivitos and also the seafood. Good beer too.

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Thank MOrlandi70
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

My wife and I both ordered the sirloin steak - medium rare - and it was presented perfectly. The expectation was that the sirloin might be a little tough. That thought was dispelled on the first bite. Our waiter suggested a Uruguayan wine - H. Stagnari Tannat - which was excellent. We arrived early, at least by Uruguayan standards, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30 entre calle 20 y Av. Gorlero, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 8934

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?