10 Best Places To Eat In Montevideo, Uruguay

places to eat in montevideo uruguay

Uruguay is a gastronomic paradise and in Montevideo, you can find the best places to try it all. You should pay special attention to the regional wonders like dulce de leche sweets, the amazing meats, the traditional parrillas to eat the best barbecues and many other dishes that you won’t find easily anywhere else in the world. Take a look at these great options for you to have a delicious meal in the exciting city of Montevideo, featuring some of the best restaurants.

1. 1. Candy Bar Palermo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Posted by Candy Bar Palermo on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Beautiful bar, inside and out, with enough room for families and friends to sit, rest and enjoy a good meal or a cool drink. You can also drop by in the morning or mid-afternoon to taste the delicious bakery products with a wonderful coffee. They also serve a wide selection of tapas and they specialize in brunch. Don’t miss it!

Candy Bar Palermo

Address: Durazno 1402 esquina Santiago de Chile, 11200 Montevideo, Uruguay

Facebook: Candy Bar Palermo

2. 2. Café Brasilero

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Posted by Café Brasilero on Thursday, 13 April 2017

Posted by Café Brasilero on Saturday, 17 September 2016

This one is an old gem and one of the most traditional cafes in Montevideo. Located in the Old Town of the city, it was found in the year 1877, 140 years ago, and still remains. The interior is spacious and comfortable for many people interested in checking out the food at Café Brasilero. Enjoy the architectural and cultural heritage still alive in this cafe and get yourself a good meal while you are at it.

Café Brasilero

Address: Ituzaingó 1447, 11100 Montevideo, Uruguay

Facebook: Café Brasilero

3. 3. Cerveza Mastra: Microbrewery in Montevideo

Posted by Cerveza Mastra on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

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Posted by Cerveza Mastra on Friday, 5 May 2017

The first microbrewery in Montevideo, this place was started in 2006, when the founders came back from a trip to Argentina and realized that Uruguay want’s making enough craft beer. That’s how the magic started. On October 2007, the Mastra beer is launched in the market with a lot of success and since then it’s been pouring to its clients.

Alcohol has a lot of laws and controls in this country and it’s usually not cheap, but here, you can get pints for around 130 Uruguayan Pesos which would be less than 5 USD or even go for a sampler of four different beers for 260 Uruguayan Pesos that are less than 10 USD. Go for a taste of the best beer in Uruguay and have a good time in this popular bar.

Cerveza Mastra

Address: Rivadavia 1898, 11800 Montevideo, Uruguay

Website: Cerveza Mastra (in Spanish)

4. 4. Restaurant La Perdiz

Posted by La Perdiz - Siñeriz Shopping on Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Hoje nosso prato especial do dia é uma alcatra com molho de pimenta, e de acompanhamento alface, tomate e pepino. Todos os dias pratos e sobremesas especiais que não estão no cardápio, nos visite e delicie-se.

Posted by La Perdiz - Siñeriz Shopping on Tuesday, 10 January 2017

This restaurant has been serving lunch and dinner for over 16 years. They have a great selection of international and local wines to go with your meals. They specialize in local cuisine with a touch of gourmet to make it different to other places. It’s a new experience to eat at this place. They offer all sorts of parrilla dishes, such as morcilla, chorizo, and all sorts of cuts of meat, also fish and pasta. With all these options is impossible to leave the restaurant with an empty stomach.

Restaurant La Perdiz

Address: Guipúzcoa 350, 11300 Montevideo, Uruguay

Facebook: Restaurant La Perdiz

5. 5. Los Cibeles Empanadas

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Of course, if you visit Uruguay you must try the empanadas. It’s a must! Try them on your first days and you’ll see you’ll probably end up eating empanadas every day, if not as a main course, at least as an appetizer. Find out which one is your favorite empanada! Meat? Chicken? Corn?

There’s a world of options to choose from. And if you are feeling for another type of food, Los Cibeles has other traditional dishes to introduce you. There’s no waiting time in visiting this place!

Los Cibeles Empanadas

Address: San José, 11100 Montevideo, Uruguay

6. 6. Jacinto

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Near the beautiful Zabala square (another must visit in Montevideo) you can drop by to eat at the Jacinto restaurant. You can choose among the interesting restaurant with a menu inspired by Italian and Spanish gastronomy tradition. If you are from Europe, this place will feel like home, and if you are not, you can try something new. It’s not going to be like any other restaurant because they put their work into making signature meals, both for lunch and dinner. And don’t forget to visit their bakery and get yourself a sweet treat or some homemade bread for breakfast. Take a look at the menu and see if you are feeling hungry.


Address: Sarandí 349, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay

Website: Jacinto

7. 7. Café Bacacay

Posted by Café Bacacay Montevideo on Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The café owes its name to the Bacacay Street, a small street that starts at the famous Teatro Solis, an opera house in the Old Town. They work in the kitchens to make a diverse menu with options for every meal of the day.

The place is very beautiful since the Café is in a very old building, from 1844. This is not a coincidence. The mission of Café Bacacay is to achieve the perfect combination between aesthetics and gastronomy. Experience this!

Café Bacacay

Address: Bacacay 1306, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay

Website: Café Bacacay

8. 8. Barón Speakeasy

Are you capable of keeping a secret? Then you are allowed to visit this bar. The founders inspired on what was going on during the years when alcohol drinks in Uruguay were banned, and some places would serve it anyway, but undercover. Places like Barber Shops. That is the theme of this bar and the reason why the front looks like one.

But they don’t just serve drinks, but also a wide selection of dishes and foods like pastries and bread, sweets, and desserts. They offer a business lunch menu and traditional dishes that you should try in Uruguay. Come here and keep your mouth shut, just eat.

Barón Speakeasy

Address: Santiago de Chile 1270, 11200 Montevideo, Uruguay

Facebook: Barón Speakeasy

9. 9. PV Lounge

Ubicado en el primer piso de una de las mejores y más bellas librerías de Montevideo, PV Lounge le ofrece una propuesta...

Posted by PV Lounge Restaurante on Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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Posted by PV Lounge Restaurante on Monday, 4 May 2015

Located in the Old Town, this is a first class restaurant you must visit, at least to get to know the building. On the first floor you will find the famous bookstore Más Puro Verso, but on the upper floor, it’s the PV Lounge where you will enjoy wonderful meals to fill your stomach with food, as much as the books fill your mind and heart. Enjoy a few hours in this place!

PV Lounge

Address: Sarandí 675 esq. Bacacay, (2nd floor), Montevideo

Website: PV Lounge

10. 10. Parrillada La Pulpería

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Parrillada La Pulpería on Friday, May 1, 2020

Planning a trip to Uruguay? You are probably already dreaming about a traditional parrillada. You should! This local specialty is out of this world because of the quality of the meat in the region and the different local secrets to grill it and take it to the perfect point. A good recommendation is to visit the Parrillada La Pulpería, very local and intimate, where people from Montevideo choose to eat often. If locals find it good, you will too!

Parrillada La Pulpería

Address: Lagunillas 448, 11300 Montevideo, Uruguay

Facebook: Parrillada La Pulpería

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You are probably drooling and starving after reading this guide of recommendations and realizing how good the food is in this country. You are about right. Make your bookings and make sure to leave some room in your stomach to fill it with all the delicious dishes and traditions Uruguay has to offer.

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