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“Good food, reasonable prices, central location, ”
Review of El Tonel

El Tonel
Ranked #33 of 258 Restaurants in Punta del Este
Price range: USD 12 - USD 40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We started our New Year's Eve at El Tonel, which we were glad offered their regular menu and prices for the night. On arrival, we found the check-in process a little confusing, as the host was not immediately evident and once identified, did not take our name or provide a number, so it was unclear whether the sequencing of everyone's arrival would be remembered. However, we all got seated in order after about 15 minutes' wait. (For those unable to stand, there was no place to sit while waiting with every seat in the house taken.)

We were pleased with our grilled meats and vegetables. Our server checked back during the meal, but at one point we waited a bit for service. Perhaps understandable on an extremely busy night.

We found the prices reasonable for Punta Del Este.

Thank JourneyingWoman
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The service was good. Ordered my steak medium rare and it came dry. Not much flavor. The prices are cheaper for punta del este but better food can be found in the area

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very good food, reasonable prices, good service. The Omelet was tasting really nice, the fish came as a good portion and was fresh and tasty and the piece of meat was big and well prepared.

Thank FrederikSchack
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

The pictoral menu was helpful in making selections. We had a very friendly and helpful waiter and ended up with a delicious meal fresh off the grill.

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We were a bit disappointed by El Tonel. While the chorizo and mixed salad were excellent, the Mussels Provençal were overcooked, the ojo de bife had a strange aftertaste and the ensalada russa didn't have a lot of flavor. The service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Amy M
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