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Rex Diner

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Ruta 10 Km. 161 - La Barra, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4277 1504
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick nice pricey meal as everything in La Barra. You must order Uruguayan Chivitos our improved 100% steak version of hamburgers. Thin slice of sirloin with hamburger dressing.Remember to ask the bread to be toasted, the balcony has an excellent view but the breeze cools the food down quick!

Thank Juan57
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101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and me were drawn by the famous chivito and American 1950's decoration. The size of the chivito is about 10-20% larger than a BigMac, and instead of the burger they put beef. The beef was very thin and in summary you cannot count with one of this chivitos if you are really hungry.... they are relatively expensive. Service... More 

Thank SaulloCastro
Montevideo, Uruguay
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437 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Good view. Chubitos good. Decoratiom great...similar ( 50s) USA Chivito is the principal plate. Good. Only CASH.

Thank MAU1967
New York City, New York
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715 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

What is a chivito? This is the first question I asked and the answer is that it's a simple sandwich with meat and cheese like american hamburger but just much finer in texture. Rex is a diner on a bustling street in la barra. Service was fast, there is outdoor seating and lots of options on the menu if you... More 

Thank Katrin S
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This Diner used to serve the best Chivitos ( finely cut steak sandwiches ) in Punta el Este .Unfortunatly this is no longer the case. Success has taken its toll.The service is sloppy, the place is dirty ,the cheese in the sandwiches is pre melted and served cold ,the tomatoes are small and green . Its a real pity since... More 

Thank John K
Asuncion, Paraguay
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The place is very nicely decorated and it hasa balcony with a great ocean view, We ate the famous Chivito with fries and it was really good.

Thank Cecivu
Montevideo, Uruguay
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

If you get hungry for a hand-made hamburger Rex is a good place to go. The back deck overlooks the Atlantic. Service is generally prompt and there is a variety of menu items. Rex boasts on a sign in front that he serves "The best Chivitos in Town". It's possible!

Thank Dreamer D
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

In the heart of La Barra, where all is going on, you will find Rex. 20 years serving the same sandwich gets you to a level where it is hard to miss. It is not best value, but a decent alternative to grab a quick eat.

Thank nicobalma
Porto Alegre, RS
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Good place to go with your kids for hotdogs and burgers. The food is not remarkable but it is good enough to make Rex Diner the most popular and busiest Diner in town.

Thank jkorczyk
New York City
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Cheap food can be bad, but in this case the bad food isn't even cheap. Stick to the chivitos and the burgers, unless you're ready to experience the worst possible chicken caesar salad ever.

Thank GusNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10 Km. 161 - La Barra, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 1504

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