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La Paponita

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18 de Julio y Minas, Montevideo, Uruguay
408 48 40 - 403 22 16
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have never seen a more pissed of waiter than in this restaurant. Don't go there, he made me feel really unwelcome. Coffee is average, lavatories and service are bad.

Thank Thomas S
Belo Horizonte, MG
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196 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped in this restaurant to eat something after walk a lot in Tristan Narvaja. It is simple, cheap and well located in the Centre of Montevideo. We ate a chivito and drank a beer. A good place to retire after a ride.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were taking a walk and searched for some place to eat dinner and place looked like something we were looking for, normal looking, a lot of people but not crowded (just enough) so we stepped in. The lady who served us was very polite, she showed us everything we wanted to know, she wasn´t scared that we speak only... More 

Thank Tina V
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Great location within Montevideo, prompt and friendly service, but just bad food. I ordered the chivito al plato, and was quite underwhelmed with a greasy, overly salted but otherwise tasteless piece of meat and stack of fries. For $20 USD, no bargain here.

Thank AaronRadez
Montevideo, Uruguay
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

La Paponita has an excellent chef who goes out of the way to prepare the meals. The place always seems full of customers, and everyone gets served by waiters who are more efficient than most in Montevideo. The meal we had was outstanding. I was with a vegan friend and we asked if the chef could make us a vegan... More 

Thank Dreamer D
Manistique, Michigan
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We Must of went at a good time, upon seeing some other peoples reviews, we have been here about 5 times and the food was great, service was excellent, and the price I thought was pretty fair. We would get the local sandwich Chavito with papas fritas, most of the time, but have tried other dishes. and a bottle of... More 

Thank jthayer219
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary here, with bland ambient, bland decoration, and of course, bland food - especially the pizzas. Well overall this was an OK place, but it maybe simply that we were not used to the pizzas in Uruguay style...

Thank Karen C
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I'm spoiled. We make our own pizza - on the grill. We prefer a thin crispy crust. We are used to American pizza, but now that we are in Uruguay we thought we would give a local pizza a chance. It is quite different than pizza Americans are used to. I have to say it reminded me of a pizza... More 

Thank keywestbeachgirl
Penang Island, Malaysia
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691 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 798 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Apart from being a meeting place for expats, this place really doesn’t have much going for it. It is located on 18 de Julio, which is the main drag of Centro, but it is not in the main shopping area or close to the Old City. The menu is fairly limited. They specialize mainly in pizza, with a base about... More 

Thank Kanan A
Tampa, Florida
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160 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

This place was just average no more, no less. Nothing to write home about but certainly adequate. Menu was better than the food, in a place where good beef and fine wine abound. good for a quick bite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Pizza, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 de Julio y Minas, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: 408 48 40 - 403 22 16

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