We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Trinquete 1181 | Puerto, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4244 4442
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

653 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 28: English reviews
Lyons, Colorado
Level Contributor
89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant has fish, cold salads and ceviche in a buffet self serve style where you pay by the kg. You can also take a ticket and order something cooked fresh and wait a few more minutes. I had the fish of the day and it was not memorable, served with tasteless rice and 2 spears of broccoli. The service... More 

Thank SequoiaRose
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my wife since we were tired of eating parrilla for almost 1 week (we love parrilla but wanted to vary a bit since we were on the beach), it was a recommendation from the tour guide guy. We've ordered grilled shrimps, salmon and paella. the food was amazing, the best salmon I've ate in my life so... More 

Thank Estanqueiroa
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to get your sea food fast. You have a variety of cold dishes to serve yourself and you can also have cooked meals. It can get reakky criwded during the summer, but it's fast and you get to eat really quick. Prices are cheap also.

Thank Juan N
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,603 reviews
721 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a very good concept and a great deal of variety. It has a self service with tons of different seafood dishes sold by weight and a seafood fast food service as a complement with good prices. Good food, good scheme decent price, good combination

Thank Ricardo B
Montevideo, Uruguay
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I had "rabas de calamar", not so good as they weren't crispy as I like. My husband had a mix of seafood salads which was very fresh and tasty. The best thing of this place is the view. It's worth paying at least a box of rabas or fish and chips to enjoy the night views of the yacht port... More 

Thank ganbatteporfavor
Montevideo, Uruguay
Level Contributor
479 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Is overpriced. If you like eat similar supermarket ( many people) is ypour place. Here arrive many people and really is noisy.

Thank MAU1967
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

With a very good level of quality, you can eat a lot of hot and cold dishes, all freshly prepared. You can either take away your selection or sit inside or outside to have your meal. No comfort, but with a nice view to the harbour at very convinient prices!

Thank Rudolf1945
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

The Artico is right at the port where the fisherman bring in their catch. The seafood variety and options are great, and the paella is fantastic - made fresh a couple of times per day and goes fast!! Casual dining. Superb views from either down- or up-stairs! Highly recommend eating here or buying fresh seafood to go!

Thank Jim H
Fray Bentos, Uruguay
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Bear in mind this is a fast food restaurant in the first place. Expect self service and maybe queuing for getting a nice terrace table if you arrive there at peak times. It gets much nicer when you get a late after beach lunch, for instance. Food quality is excellent and prices are adequate. The fantastic views and sunny terraces... More 

Thank ForeverTravelers2014
Itaugua, Paraguay
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The system, though surely known and understood well by locals, can be a bit confusing. The pay by the gram self service sushi and salad bar is one way to go or you can get them to fry you up some fish but you'll have to take a number to both order and then to get your food. I had... More 

Thank Ramblin_Itaugua

Travellers who viewed Artico also viewed

Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department
Punta del Este, Maldonado Department

Been to Artico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Fast food, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinquete 1181 | Puerto, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 4442

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Artico and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Artico staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?