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Mercado del Puerto

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Neighbourhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Address: Perez Castellano, Esquina Com Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 2711 6801
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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At one time a train station, this wrought-iron structure is now a market...

At one time a train station, this wrought-iron structure is now a market housing an array of restaurants that specialize in meat and seafood dishes.

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Best barbecue cook in town

This is the place with the best barbecue cooks in town, said our Hotel concierge. He also told us to order meat directly from the barbecue cook, avoiding all the extras that you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the place with the best barbecue cooks in town, said our Hotel concierge. He also told us to order meat directly from the barbecue cook, avoiding all the extras that you pay while seating in a restaurant, but did not find a way to do that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fabulous there are a multitude of restaurants to choose from and also lots of stores inside and around the Mercado Puerto. We visited 3 times in the month that we where in Uruguay. My mom and I went to the same restaurant and sat at the bar both times (women usually aren't comfortable at the bars). The... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be the fruits and vegetables market of the old town. Now it is the seat of a dozen of restaurants. They serve grilled beef and other types of meat. The location is nice, interesting, the food good, but the prices on the upper side for Montevideo. The old town is unfortunately in a bad shape, but worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love meat and south american steak, this place is heaven. There are several restaurants inside so you can choose which one you prefer. But again, everything is about meat! I'm not sure if it's really 'local'. It feels like it's mainly for visitors which is not a bad thing. Some has menu in English. They also have excellent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mercado del Puerto en Montevideo is a very interesting and fun place to visit. There are lots of shops and things to see in the surroundings, and the market itself is very colourful and inviting. There are many restaurants serving mostly "parrilla" meat. Some places are particularly attractive because of the huge BBQ pits on display in front of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great grill with variety of meats. The market is a hall full of restaurants. You can take a table or sit at the counter (we did). Its worth a visit especially if you walk through the city historical center and you finish there with a good steak.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place if you are interested in food experiences-here you can try everything what is local and fresh. Quite similar to Markt Halle Neune in Berlin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Esto es una parrillada. Delightful uruguyan barbecue at a historical building at the harbour. Squids, fishes, shrimps, sausages and, of course, lots of meat, from the most unusual to the prime steaks. Delicious in every moment, and the main reason for visiting the area.

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Lokeren, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bit disappointed. I expected to find a mix of foodshops, bars and restaurants, while it turned out to be a hall full of parrilladas, mainly for tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband has family in Uruguay and whenever we visit, this is top on our list, as it was this time. I love to eat in the Mercado itself as opposed to the restaurants outside. I love sitting at the counter (just my preference), looking at the meat on the grill right in front of me and ordering what I... More 

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