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La Olada

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Ruta 10, KM 181 50 | La Juanita, Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
+598 4486 2745
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 01:00
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Southern USA
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Florida
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with a reservation. First they confused our reservation so we were seated outside next to a loud group of smokers while our table was given to a group of locals. We asked to be moved inside, which they did, but then we waited 10-15 minutes before the bartender finally came over to take a drink order. Service... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

La Olada is a charming restaurant with amazing food. The seafood and meat are grilled on a wood fire and are wonderful. The grilled squid (chipparones) are amazing so don't miss out. Like most places in José Ignacio, look for the small wooden signs along the road to point you in the direction of this wonderful place.

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Thank shellsde
Buenos Aires
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Great meal in a warm and friendly enviroment! Food amazing....my new best place in JI! The fish is super fresh, the parilla very competent and desert great too. Wish they would open for lunch....

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Thank kirstyBuenosAires
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We stayed in Jose Ignacio for a week and La Olada was a very special place. Food was amazing and atmosphere was just perfect. I hope to go back again. Gracias

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Thank Marcus R
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

On honeymoon with my wife. We really enjoyed la olada among all the other meals we had. A bit dark finding it at night, but hey, that's Uruguay. Make sure to have the bartender make you something special!

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Thank sherman142
London
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

The restaurant was absolutely fine for a low-key meal with small kids. The food was fine but not memorable (although I do remember several flies in my salad!)

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Thank JoLo40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Simple menu. Great food. Excellent service. Going again tonight. The lamb was perfect and marinated prawns were special. Fire pit and back bar are tremendous and the whole place is cosy.

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Thank Andrew D
Bangkok
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

In a neighbourhood where you don' t expect a restaurant like this Great atmosphere, nice lounge music, friendly staff, great meals, smallbut good menu. The wines are a bit overpriced but the food is great and not too expencive We had a starter, main course, coffee wirh liquere, a bottle of wine, mineral water and we paid arounf $ 100,00... More 

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Thank Rob N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, food is not expensive, simple menu, quality is delivered. The starters were served in time, well presented and tasteful. The main courses were served with a delay, thou very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 01:00
Thursday
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
20:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?