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La Olada

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Ruta 10, KM 181 50 | La Juanita, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
+598 4486 2745
20:00 - 01:00
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San Isidro, Argentina
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128 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

They have several good dishes, but their Rack of Lamb is super !!! Great local fish is also a good choice. The service was great and the place is full of locals

1 Thank Alex L
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to La Olada. I ate there last year and loved it. This year, not so much. I found the maracuyá (passion fruit) caipirinha too sweet. The first courses we ordered were very good: baked pumpkin with goat ricotta and arugula, and mollejas (sweetbreads). Our main courses were varied in quality. My matambritos were very dry,... More 

1 Thank BArubia
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience, food is ok, but don't expect high end service or dishes. The Corvina is the nicest option for me, but the Homemade Ravioli is good to. They lack of a good variety, and good is not meaning that I expect a Large variety, is the menu that is not good Fixed. They will learn or not over time.... More 

1 Thank Sebastián C
Aston UK
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Really enjoyed our evening here. Started off with a drink in the garden in a lovely setting then moved to our table for dinner. We shared a provolone cheese to start which was delicious cooked over the fire. I had a squid starter for my main and hubby had a pasta which they were very flexible over adapting the sauce.... More 

1 Thank CarolAstonUK
Paris, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

i went many times to that restaurant : the chipirrones and the provolone starters are incredible. I did not have the meat but my friends did and enjoyed the slow cooked lamb. I had the fish of the day that was just perfect. also nice chocolate desert. cool service, cool customers.

Thank MarjoDuFaubourg
Paris, France
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

La Olada continues to be that very authentic, rustic place that combines great local gastronomy and quality of local produce, with the best services and a wonderful atmosphere. On top of that, it is much more accessible than any of the classics in the surroundings of José Ignacio.

1 Thank InesandDaniel1969
Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Another great restaurant in Jose Ignacio. We both had a delicious and enormous green salad and shrimp with mango and onions. Both were excellent.

Thank zeusace
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you are around Jose ignacio o even if you are at Punta del Este, and what to have a nice romantic and good food this is the place.

1 Thank ChefGuzman79
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited a couple of times for dinner during our short stay in Jose Ignacio, as in November quite a few places are not open. Set in a quiet street outside the main are of Jose Ignacio you walk in to a lovely area with open flames and soft lighting it is very relaxing. The food was fantastic, we samples... More 

Thank Richard H
Southern USA
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and charming setting but the service was poor. The grilled pumpkin appetizer was excellent and seasoned perfectly. The main courses were well-seasoned and excellent. One in our party had the perfect rack of lamb. It was difficult to choose from the dessert menu.

Thank Loves_to_travel_017

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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$30 - US$50
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10, KM 181 50 | La Juanita, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Jose Ignacio
  • Phone Number: +598 4486 2745

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