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Pura Vida

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Ruta 10 | Entre Las Sirenas y Las Estrellas, La Barra, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
+598 4277 2938
10:00 - 00:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in March when lots in La Barra was shut. Thankfully this restaurant was open and we ate here three times. Lunch was outside on the terrace with a lovely view. The squid and onion dish was delicious and the guacamole really good. Had two very good dinners and the lovely waitress even remembered the wine we had chosen from... More 

Thank lokijay0
Lyons, Colorado
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A relaxing environment with a view of the ocean surf and patient, friendly servers. We had the special of the day, Vegetable Lasagna and it was amazing. Vegetables delicately layered in a variety of cheeses and a well developed tomato sauce. We also enjoyed the steak kabob. They obviously cook everything in house. Fantastic!!!

Thank SequoiaRose
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The waiter was very rude and snobish. She was giving us bad faces like we were dumb people and it seemed like she was hating to be there, but it wasn't our fault! The food was really good though

1 Thank IzabellaTKuperman
Level Contributor
54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend and loved it. The view, setup, service and food is excellent. I have a couscous salad and my friend the guacamole salad which we enjoyed very much. They have vegan, vegetarian and celiacs choices. I will definitely come back. Price is razonable for the area.

Thank Gabi A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I did come here in the past. In the beginning I was not thrilled. It did took really long before I was servided. But the did apolize for it and I fine with that. Food is good but the have some strange combinations. But I did like the food. Meal was good

Thank globaltrotter_carol
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I came to this restaurant thanks to TripAdvisor reviews and honestly reviews were on the spot. Great food. Great views. Prices are ok.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this restaurant. Not many people. We were attended by the owners, incredible persons. Prices are OK. Wine menu is great. This is a place I'm sure I'm getting back.

1 Thank Juan T
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Pura Vida is a great place to have lunch or dinner with family, kids and friends. Very well located at La Barra, Punta del Este. We enjoy the ocean view from the back of the restaurant. Service are excellent and prices are quite reasonable for the region. Try the chocolat tart, the best ever.

1 Thank Shirlei H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

It was really my best lunch place 2 years ago. I loved it then. I still like it but it looks like they are missing the magic tought. The food is still good but not that exceptional good it was 2 years ago. The terras is nice, the service is good and you can pay here with debit card. I... More 

Thank globaltrotter_carol
Elmhurst, Illinois
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473 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The evening staff at our boutique hotel recommended this restaurant. We made the mistake of not checking the price for the "cubierto". US 3- per person for a stale bread basket and two miniature spreads... My milanesa was very salty and the white wine was just okay. My husband had better luck with his gaucho milanesa and his red wine.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 10 | Entre Las Sirenas y Las Estrellas, La Barra, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Maldonado  >  La Barra
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 2938

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