Travelling along the eastern coast of Uruguay on business in the off-season, even when the whether is fine, can be a challenge. Many of the small villages completely close up and it's impossible to find a room or a meal. But in La Paloma, despite the lack of tourists, Bahia Resto remains open, thank goodness! And it just happens to be the most highly recommended restaurant during high-season. I enjoyed the Pollo del Elia, an unusual creation for Uruguay, made with a plum and bacon sauce and glass of a local red wine. My husband and I were the only customers at 10:00 pm on a Friday night, usually the busiest time for dinner in Uruguay. As I said, it's off season and nearly deserted. But service was timely and the food was freshly prepared.