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Av. Roosvelt y Parada 8, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great place to buy excellent meats ..and some kosher items . It's really a store , but one can also sit and eat chorizos , or a steak ..or rips ....it's all very good ...but it's not a fancy restaurant ...it's a store with an area to eat ! Indoor or outdoors ...! Great for a quick meal or a... More 

Thank Silvie K
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Next to a 150 sq mt Butcher shop you will find this Uruguayan grill with 6 tables, simple but fresh from the butcher to the grill and to the mouth...amazing chimichurri dressing. Choripan sandwich recommended and Chivito Sandwich recommended.

Thank Jack G
Montevideo, Uruguay
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252 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Stopped it for a bite when a rain squall caught us. Smells from the parrilla part were wonderful! Chorizo was good. Also the pollo. Didn't try the lomo. Liked the concept that you could buy your meat in the shop and have the parrilla cook it up for you.

Thank In4itt
Mount Kisco, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Average restaurante. Not what it used to be. We had parrilla and grilled fish. We also asked for 2 cortados. The girl had trouble with the expresso machine.

Thank MTV4844
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

The quality does not match the price. Besides, it takes ages to have simple things! For instance, they said that it would take time to bring the bread because they'd just open! The same hold for other things! What is the meaning of open? Open but not ready? How can one recommend this place if there are lots of other... More 

1 Thank Sergio S
Piriapolis, Uruguay
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233 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We just came back from Punta to Piriapolis, having had an excellent meal at this place close to Punta Shopping. We have eaten here before several times, but today it was very special: A Dry Aged Beef from the Parilla, excellent tender and tasty beef. Jugoso just to our taste!. Fortunately we both shared it, they say its about 750... More 

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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268 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

El novillo alegre is a small restaurant on one a round-about with one of the higest traffic in Punta del este. But the place is great because it has the best beef in Punta del Este. You can look who they made it on the barbecue. The attention is great and what you get is worth of the price. Great... More 

Thank cristiansuiza
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

The meat is excellent, and prices are reasonable considering they are in Punta del Este. Plus, they give you a 15% discount if you pay with Mastercard, and an additional discount if you exceed 60 USD and are a foreigner (as everywhere in Uruguay, but make sure you get to the equivalent of 60 USD and that you pay with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

During our recent trip PDE we stumbled upon this place when a highly ranked Mexican restraint was closed. It's across the street and seemed like a weird mix between a butcher shop and a cafe which serves meat??? Ok we were starving and a bit meated out but the meat looked really great and their were no tourists there so... More 

Thank Jesse C
Bogota, Colombia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

We waited past an hour for the appetizers (provolonne and chinchulines) and 5 minutes later the main courses arrived (food ok, no big deal) one of them cold. Asked 3 times for a coke that never arrived, received napkins after we finished the appetizers and after asking for the check we had to return it 3 times as it was... More 

2 Thank Stephanie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Roosvelt y Parada 8, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
It´s a butcher store and besides has a small restaurant, so you choose the food in the butcher and they made this for you.

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