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Pico Alto

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Avda Principal - La Barra, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4277 0436
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Chivito, the national sandwich of Uruguay, can be a hit or miss thing. Pico Alto does it perfectly. The right level of junk (it is our answer to the burger) or toppings, and a perfect bun that does not disintegrate before you eat it. Good service and a nice ambience on the main road in La Barra (great for people... More 

Thank Margarita P
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Great place, open all year. Amazing pizza, and best of all THE BEST flavoured fainá ever! The place is small, rustic, charming, with a beach vibe to it. The service is amazing and you can even order 1 later coke to the table

Thank Rauko-uy
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

If your want to eat pizza, do not have doubts. This is the place to go in La Barra. We went with another family, 9 people in total. You should come here for the food. Don't look at the toilets as they should fully renovate them. Service was good but a bit disorganized. Just call any waiter for service, otherwise... More 

Thank RamiroMC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We always go to Pico Alto when we're in La Barra - we've been going for years now. The pizza is great and the beach bar vibe is authentic - this is the real thing!

Thank Paul W
Buenos Aires
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

If you care for good pizza or tasty chivito with a cold beer, this is your place! Family place, teens place at night. Good service. You will enjoy it. It is located at the entrance of La Barra.

Thank Portenita
Boca Raton, Florida
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439 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The line was long so we expected something must be good. The prices were high but this is normal this time of the year in Punta. The place was average decor and style...more like a beach hut. Service was all over the place. The Pizza was ok nothing expectacular except for the high plates they serve on. Over all it... More 

Thank alvimangles
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215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

First the food. I found it on the expensive side for what I got. The pizza was good. Service was limited. I asked for pepper... no luck... Got instead a pretty empty bottle of tabasco sauce. This is cash only but the restaurant accepts US dollars (exchange rate is pretty fair). There were mainly families sitting outside. The inside was... More 

Thank Luis R
Mount Kisco, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Relaxed atmosphere. Young crowd. Great pizza!! Very good service. Although it was a very busy night in early January 2014 we took our son, daughter and nephew to this chic Barra Pizzeria and we were not disappointed. The greeting lady was courteous and very helpful and soon a good table was found for us. We come every summer. Our kids... More 

Thank MTV4844
Redondo Beach, California
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

This fun little whole in the wall pizza join is one not to be missed. The service is prompt and friendly even though they get slammed almost every night. The pizza is good, ambiance fun, casual and beachy...don't expect great pizza or a fantastic meal, but good joint to go check out for a more casual Barra experience.

Thank goodlife123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avda Principal - La Barra, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 0436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?