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Le Petit Bistrot

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Calle 11 entre 10 y 12, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4244 0254
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I've been going to Le Petit Bistrot since its opening,I guess in 2012. It never ceases to amaze me. Wonderful food, good service. I had some bumps when they moved one block further up.Now they are back with a vengeance. A must go in PDE. The only problem is they just accept cash.No credit or debit cards.So take cash!

Thank Emilio01
Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant walking around the peninsula. The name and owners are French, but the kitchen leans more towards Uruguay, with some French touches. I had marinated octopus and steak, which both were fine. For dessert we had their "degustation" of different puddings, which was far too much for me, but possibly fantastic if you have a sweet tooth.... More 

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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

The food was OK, with some in our group faring better than others. The desserts were uniformly excellent however. Service was curteous and efficient. However, the nightmare hard-rock music emanating from the bar next door was a real problem.

1 Thank Margarita P
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The best beef the best Siri ...gourmet food from a wonderful Corsican chef ! Very pleasant atmosphere, good service , not expensive !!!

Thank Silvie K
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was nice although you shouldn't be misled by the name, don't expect this to be anywhere near a French restaurant. We had the seafood pasta and the fish of the day, both very fresh and nice. The big shame was that we had ordered the ceviche as a starter and they brought everything... More 

1 Thank Nico_LND
dedeas, Propriétaire at Le Petit Bistrot, responded to this review

Hello Nico, I am Andreas the chef and owner of the restaurant "Le Petit Bistrot". I just want to tell you that I remember the problem you had with your Ceviche and you are right with the poor service, since your visit we have changed both waiters for better service. If you are still around Punta I'd like to Invite... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We have tried many famous spots in Punta and this is the best food by far, with fair prices and good service. Highly recomended!

Thank Paulo_H_G
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Went thee with my family service was very kind and helpful the food was very good the only problem is that they only are open in summer

Thank Alex C
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This small French restaurant located at Peninsula area of Punta del Este, near the port, offers excellent food, good service and reasonable prices. We have been there two times and in both occasions they showed honest behavior. The portions are generous and you can eat even an entry as a main course. No credit cards are accepted, only cash payment.

Thank Atbap
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

An incomparable meal with the right price in these days of over priced restaurants in Punta del Este. Not only the food is amazing,the service as in a bistro enFrance,is made by the owners.It makes all the difference.Trust me! The menu varies within the day.All fresh ingredients,all local. It is a small place and you do need reservation. It is... More 

1 Thank Emilio01
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

During our stay here in Punta Del Este, we have tried all the top tripadvisor restaurants. We happened to stumble upon this romantic restaurant on our way to the beachfront. The restaurant is quite small, painted in lime green with lanterns hanging from the roof and candles on the tables. The waitress was nice and she spoke some english. I... More 

1 Thank PETraveller30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
French, International, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 entre 10 y 12, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 0254

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