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“excellent and very affordable option”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #93 of 1,113 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 February 2018

You can choose to have a seat inside the restaurant with service or you can ask to take away and eat at the food court without service but with the right cuttlery for meat. The meat, the grilled chicken, the chorizo are very good. Big dishes always with fried potatoes done at the moment, salad and bread. Also delicious homemade FLAN with dulce de leche, so good as the argentine one.
Don't miss this parrilla!!

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived Montevideo on 12/30 when all the restaurants were closed except El fogon. As soon as we entered the parrillada, we were greeted by A friendly waiter, Richard. He recommended us a bunch for options. We opted for chinchurin and asado a la tira which were cooked to perfection. The mashed potatoes were really good. All Americans visiting South American countries should try the mashed potatoes and salads because they are different from the USA. They use real butter! We also tried noquis which were exquisite because they are homemade and use the homemade tomato sauce!! The service was excellent and fast!

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

it never fails, it is odd to have a good restaurant in a Food Court, mainly fast food, but El Fogon, if you are already visiting the mall is a great option,and excellent food and meats, as well as great prices.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Our Business Group ate here. Food was good and hot. Service was a little slow. They tried to cater towards a luxury feel. Handing napkins and pouring your drink for you. The overall feel was trying to go beyond a mall food court place to something more. As I am not an expert in the local customs I can't comment if this is the norm. Compared to other places I ate over there this was a better one. However, if asked would I go there again, I am not sure.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is the best option if you find yourself in Punta Carretas and in need of sustenance. The food is very good and the service efficient. The selection of meat is good and quality as expected. I don't think I'd make a special trip to go here, but if we are going to Punta Carretas anyway, then this is the place to eat.

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