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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews provoleta excellent food very nice place wood meat simple
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

The only thing you can eat for about 700 pesos Uy is a milanesa and quite normal quality. Burnt food, extremely expensive for was it is in quality and gastronomic proposal. Really basic dishes. Nothing more than an “ojo de bife” for about 900 pesos...Uy. do not recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 June 2020

This restaurant in Maldonado is so dedicated to wood-fired cooking that there are *two* wood-fired ovens plus a wood-fired stove (!!!). There are always specials on the chalkboard, a great wine selection, outdoor seating in the summer, and a highly attentive staff.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

We come to Punta annually in the summer, and every year we go 1-2 times there. Always very good. But the quality has declined a lot. We ordered the traditional “Milanesa Napolitana”, as usual. But this time the meat was very hard, fibrous, and the...thickness of the meat was very thin. A lot of flour covering, and very little meat. The photo shows the very thin red layer of meat. We complained to two attendants, but no one gave even an explanation or justification. Not even offering a dessert or coffee to compensate. We probably won't go back there.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Meal, atmosphere, service ok. We were there many many times, yesterday probably the last one. The danger lies in the way out, since 100% of the customers arrive by car and park them on the street, there is no private parking or whatsoever, a lonely...dark street facing a bad illuminated plaza. A couple of very intimidating and aggressive tippers are fully alert as you leave the place, screaming ironically and demanding a tip, most probably half drunk or starting a drug trip through the night. It immediately transforms a peaceful dinner out into a real nightmare. I told this problem to the owners of the restaurant, the answer was “the is nothing nothing we can do about it”. Do not go to La Cantina del Vigía unless you believe you can deal with it. I left the car around the corner last night, to no avail, these junks followed me demanding my attention in a very loud voice. No place is worth this nightmareMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

La mesa de 9 personas comimos de primera el servicio de la moza Camila fue para no volver más este fue el primera vez en 4 años que tuvimos una mala experiencia de está forma Camila tendrá que aprender a tratar a la gente con...o sin experiencia una verdadera maleducada The table of 9 people Excellent food the service of the girl Camila was to return no more this was the first time in 4 years that we had a bad experience in this way Camila will have to learn How to serve people A real rude.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Very nice place, great ambience in the old city of Maldonado. We had a superb provoleta, followed by a huge, i mean huge Milanesa Napolitana. Very good!!!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

It's another MUST GO!. Once you are in Punta del Este, you should go, AT LEAST, once! Atmosphere, food, service, excellent !

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere and decoration are very cozy. Staff is incredibly friendly and professional. They seem to be playing a piece of music where each one focuses on their role. Simple and tasty dishes.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

This whole experience was wonderful. The parilla is very cool, loads of superb staff. They even allowed us to go back and look at the setup when they saw we were interested. We had the pizza and warm beans with eggs since we have been...eating a lot of meat. They serve a fantastic pate ahead of time which was so amazing. Haven't had such a great pate since France but actually this was even better. Our food was perfect. Perfect experience. Super happy.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

Dinner started pretty well. We got The Provolet as a starter, one of the best I’ve ever had. Ordered a glass of wine, but the local Tannat was very bad. Changed for a decent Argentinean Malbec. As an Entrée we ordered a grilled fish (lenguado...a la plancha) which we had to sent it back. Fatty and with no taste at all - disgusting! Fortunately our son had ordered a good Marguerita pizza and that saved our night.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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