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El Mercado Bar & Restaurante

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Rambla Del Puerto de Punta Del Este | and Calle 14, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4244 7197
20:30 - 02:00
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Definitely one of the best restaurant in Punta del Este. Beatiful view, facing the marina. The only bad thing: you may find complicated getting a table during high season (last week of december to febraury). Once you get the table, the staff is really kind and warmth and the food is incredible. Tip: I recommend the tables on the balcony,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I thought the 50UYU "Table Charge" slapped on my bill at the end was a nice touch. Hardly anyone in the restaurant or on the patio and they do that to their customers who are there to eat their expensive food and really expensive drinks. They should put a sign at the entrance advertising this. I bet it would attract... More 

Thank Alba901
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Eduardo the owner is a great guy very gentle and knows how to welcome his guests. Upon arrival, even not knowing if we would stay or not he offered us a glass of champagne and started talking and telling nice histories about Punta and Montevideo . Not mentioning the great view to the port and the awesome food. When going... More 

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Park City, Utah
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348 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We not only liked the food at this marina restaurant we liked the design and feel of the restaurant. Service was very good and everything we ate was tasty and well prepared. I would recommend this resatuarnt in the area.

Thank VoxVolpe
Glen Cove, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

We walked the boardwalk looking for a place to have dinner and this restaurant caught our eyes. We had no reservation and it was very busy so we could not get a table. So instead we sat at the bar and had a pleasant conversation with the bartender (who made delicious cocktails) and had a plate of fancy cheeses and... More 

Thank hvonpoleski
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Good average clean food. Felt rushed. Nothing special and kinda expensive. Nice setting but you felt as much care as being in an airport

Thank Mike D
Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

With a welcoming ambience, guaranteed by its color choices - blue, white and yellow, all in stripes - this cool place by the sea is a great spot for couples and families. Good service, delicious food (we had the rabiata pasta & tuna salad) and good view of the boats. Check it out for yourselves :)

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Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Lots of vendors selling beautiful things from jewelry to woodwork to clothes. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Adrian D
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Great location, super nice staff, the food was amazing and the price was considerable. Overall a great dining experience.

Thank Cgbol
New York
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the proprietor of the Kala Boutique Hotel in La Barra, Uruguay (15 min away by car - and excellent). It's very beautiful inside - raw beams, books, lovely decor. There is an outside terrace across from the yacht harbor at street level, but we sat on the upstairs terrace overlooking the harbor. It was gorgeous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
20:30 - 02:00
20:30 - 02:00
20:30 - 02:00
20:30 - 02:00
20:30 - 02:00
20:30 - 02:00
20:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla Del Puerto de Punta Del Este | and Calle 14, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 7197

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