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Rex Diner

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Ruta 10 Km. 161 - La Barra, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 4277 1504
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very small portions Pricey Low quality food. We asked for different dishes and all of them did not me or expectatives. Bad service

Thank Marcos B
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

How do you like your chivito? From the lighter versions to the full combo, they are all delicious at Rex. Plus you get to either people watch street-side, or enjoy sea views and a calmer air in the back.

Thank Margarita P
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Quick nice pricey meal as everything in La Barra. You must order Uruguayan Chivitos our improved 100% steak version of hamburgers. Thin slice of sirloin with hamburger dressing.Remember to ask the bread to be toasted, the balcony has an excellent view but the breeze cools the food down quick!

Thank Juan57
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101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and me were drawn by the famous chivito and American 1950's decoration. The size of the chivito is about 10-20% larger than a BigMac, and instead of the burger they put beef. The beef was very thin and in summary you cannot count with one of this chivitos if you are really hungry.... they are relatively expensive. Service... More 

Thank SaulloCastro
Montevideo, Uruguay
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501 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Good view. Chubitos good. Decoratiom great...similar ( 50s) USA Chivito is the principal plate. Good. Only CASH.

Thank MAU1967
New York City, New York
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716 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

What is a chivito? This is the first question I asked and the answer is that it's a simple sandwich with meat and cheese like american hamburger but just much finer in texture. Rex is a diner on a bustling street in la barra. Service was fast, there is outdoor seating and lots of options on the menu if you... More 

Thank Katrin S
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This Diner used to serve the best Chivitos ( finely cut steak sandwiches ) in Punta el Este .Unfortunatly this is no longer the case. Success has taken its toll.The service is sloppy, the place is dirty ,the cheese in the sandwiches is pre melted and served cold ,the tomatoes are small and green . Its a real pity since... More 

Thank John K
Asuncion, Paraguay
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The place is very nicely decorated and it hasa balcony with a great ocean view, We ate the famous Chivito with fries and it was really good.

Thank Cecivu
Montevideo, Uruguay
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

If you get hungry for a hand-made hamburger Rex is a good place to go. The back deck overlooks the Atlantic. Service is generally prompt and there is a variety of menu items. Rex boasts on a sign in front that he serves "The best Chivitos in Town". It's possible!

Thank Dreamer D
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

In the heart of La Barra, where all is going on, you will find Rex. 20 years serving the same sandwich gets you to a level where it is hard to miss. It is not best value, but a decent alternative to grab a quick eat.

Thank nicobalma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10 Km. 161 - La Barra, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 1504

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?