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Pura Vida

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Ruta 10 | Entre Las Sirenas y Las Estrellas, La Barra, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
+598 4277 2938
10:00 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was very rude and snobish. She was giving us bad faces like we were dumb people and it seemed like she was hating to be there, but it wasn't our fault! The food was really good though

1 Thank IzabellaTKuperman
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend and loved it. The view, setup, service and food is excellent. I have a couscous salad and my friend the guacamole salad which we enjoyed very much. They have vegan, vegetarian and celiacs choices. I will definitely come back. Price is razonable for the area.

Thank Gabi A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I did come here in the past. In the beginning I was not thrilled. It did took really long before I was servided. But the did apolize for it and I fine with that. Food is good but the have some strange combinations. But I did like the food. Meal was good

Thank globaltrotter_carol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I came to this restaurant thanks to TripAdvisor reviews and honestly reviews were on the spot. Great food. Great views. Prices are ok.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this restaurant. Not many people. We were attended by the owners, incredible persons. Prices are OK. Wine menu is great. This is a place I'm sure I'm getting back.

1 Thank Juan T
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Pura Vida is a great place to have lunch or dinner with family, kids and friends. Very well located at La Barra, Punta del Este. We enjoy the ocean view from the back of the restaurant. Service are excellent and prices are quite reasonable for the region. Try the chocolat tart, the best ever.

1 Thank Shirlei H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

It was really my best lunch place 2 years ago. I loved it then. I still like it but it looks like they are missing the magic tought. The food is still good but not that exceptional good it was 2 years ago. The terras is nice, the service is good and you can pay here with debit card. I... More 

Thank globaltrotter_carol
Elmhurst, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The evening staff at our boutique hotel recommended this restaurant. We made the mistake of not checking the price for the "cubierto". US 3- per person for a stale bread basket and two miniature spreads... My milanesa was very salty and the white wine was just okay. My husband had better luck with his gaucho milanesa and his red wine.... More 

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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Food was ok but at a price. Staff did their job but were not very welcoming. Ambiance was missing. Would I go again? Probably not.

Thank Martin V
Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We wandered up to this place on a rainy afternoon after visiting the beach "La Barra". This may have been our best meal in a week in Punta. The chipirones were out of this world. Tender and perfectly seasoned with paprika - my four-year old ate most of the plate! Our waiter was a delight!

Thank DDCArgentina

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10 | Entre Las Sirenas y Las Estrellas, La Barra, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Maldonado  >  La Barra
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 2938

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