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“Friendly service and very good food”
Review of El Tonel

El Tonel
Ranked #31 of 257 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Friendly place, they welcome you like you were part of the family.

Very good service and amazing food.

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Thank Marcelo B
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Don not forget to use your foreign credit card, 22% tax not included in price of meal, we had Brochette of meat, ham, chicken and meat, we also had one side dish of baked sweet potato, it was too much so we brought some home for sandwich meat.
Breakfast , lunch or supper, not cheap but not expensive or fine dining.
Just off the "shopping street on the peninsula in older Punta.

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Thank Pepperjackm
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went here on a recommendation from our hotel and because we were told it was a great parilla. We ordered a rib-eye steak and a baked potato with salad. The steak looked great but was too well cooked and for a rib-eye was amazingly dry and lacking in taste. The baked potato had been heated and had that slightly metallic taste. The salad was lettuce and tomatoe - the bare basic. The only salvation came in the glas of house Cabernet Sauvignon. Not a great experience.

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Thank BristolCharles
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

They don't cover cubierto and the servers are friendly. It's packed in this place but we got a seat quickly. We ordered a bottle of wine and the table service was not proper, the server just poured the wine into our glasses but it was quite busy to be fair. Our food took an hour which I found to be ridiculous and when it arrived my meat had no flavor and my boyfriends was not cooked enough. We sent his back and it took them another 15 minutes so we couldn't even eat together. This is probably a place to go outside of the crazy January busy season. It definitely has the potential to be good they just need to figure out how to handle the chaos. The portions are huge though you could order one meat that comes with a side and then an additional side for two people!

Thank Samantha C
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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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