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El secreto

Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4244 8773
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (5 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elaborate meals in a stylish environment. Wide variety of choices. Very convenient location. When weather allows, great for seating outside, next to the sea.

Thank Pablo F
Reviewed 18 September 2017

A sign of a great restaurant is their focus on side dishes meant to accompany the stars. On my 10 day eating tour of Uruguay, I thought El Secreto served the best roasted vegetable plate. The amount of steaks we were eating mandated we ordered...More

Thank MatthewKSeattle
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A place with magic, good tasteand nobody is trying to sell you what it is not. Spent a great lunch with my wife!!

Thank Ruy D
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This restaurant is my favorite in Punta. Great selection of meats and local fish. The bread basket will draw you in with the oil and vinegar. Wine selection is huge. Great place to linger on a late lunch afternoon. Professional waiters know what you need....More

Thank Jouko J. R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Very picturesque and relaxing location overlooking the playa mansa. If only the food were of the same quality. I had the filet and it was very fatty and tough. Salad and French fries were good. It may have been a bad cow day so don't...More

Thank Andwin1
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Very pleasant restaurant with tables outside by the shore as well as an air conditioned and attractive location across the street with nice picture windows. I had a very good fish for lunch and my wife had a sandwich that she enjoyed. Service was rather...More

Thank What
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very good restaurant, specially for meats, the principal Uruguayan food. Excellent location in front of the sea, very good attention. I do not agree with a couple of reviews that say the food wasn't good. I went several times and the meat was always grilled...More

Thank PabloRibbeck
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Although they don't speak much english, they try to help and are proud of their food and quality. Great sangria and drinks. Great BBQ meats. Ask for your steak 'rojo' (red) and don't worry - they'll serve you great chorizo, blood sausage, steaks, ribs and...More

Thank TheHungryManDiner
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very well located on the Boardwalk (La Rambla) with a splendid view on the Rio de la Plata. It was a rainy night, so we had to dine inside: clean and inviting. The food was fabulous: first as appetizer we had a...More

Thank lesGlobetrotteRs13
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had a large table with some friends. The place has a great view of the seaport and the sunset made it special. You can eat over the beach or inside (we thought it was windy outside and we ate in). The good was good....More

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Richard W
27 November 2016|
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Response from Flia. B | Reviewed this property |
It is mainly a "Parrilla" where you can eat all sorts of meat, lamb, beef and Pork. Fish, only the catch of the day, is exceilently cooked. You can eat squib, and fresh or fried shrimp. The restaurant, when the weather is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla Artigas entre calle 27 y 28, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4244 8773
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