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Es Mercat

Colon 1550, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
+598 2917 0169
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (12 reviews)
“octopus” (5 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin
$$ - $$$
Colon 1550, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This old family restaurant offer a great selection of seafood and meat. For a couple, we had 2 starters and shared a delicious black sea bass (Merluza - don't miss it!). All wered superb, flavorful and perfectly cooked. Service was nice and warm. The young...More

Thank soy038
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely neighborhood place, we were there for lunch and sadly I would have to say that the service was slow to indifferent. 10 minutes before water was brought to the table. We asked for local wines and actually got a $30 bottle of a fabulous...More

Thank laughingtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here onThursday, Feb 22. Steps from our hotel this was overall the best meal we had in Montevideo. Fish was fresh with a great selection. Service was wonderful, Lilly and her husband were the Best hosts! We ended up coming back for drinks...More

Thank Aguido
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We went to lunch with friends and my parents at Es Mercat. The octopus and paella to start that were delicious. However, the lamb slowly cooked in Tannat for 5 hours was divine. It was the most incredible lamb experience of my life. My mouth...More

2  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner after going to a bar just nearby. Amazing restaurant, great food great staff. This is a must go to place.

1  Thank Hayley F
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Facundo was host, chef and server the night we went. He was great at all. His father, Roberto, was at an event, but joined us later. The menu was on a chalk board so it could reflect what was best and available in the market...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had lunch here twice, both times we chose the fish which was cooked to perfection. A very laid back atmosphere, obviously a favorite with the locals, this is a very good place to have lunch and enjoy some fish after all the meat elsewhere!

1  Thank nh20142014
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We had tuna carpaccio (out of this world!), octopus (beats whatever octopus we have had in Spain and France - and believe me, we have tried lots) and the Black Sea bass (black cod family of fish). Highly recommend all of them!! Service was quick,...More

1  Thank Kathrin K
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Es Mercat is a charming restaurant that gives off the impression of a place that the locals cherish. The service and ambience are great. I had a gigantic and wonderfully cooked piece of swordfish, very reasonably priced (they should charge more!). In a city that...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Food was amazing and service was very friendly but a bit slow even though the restaurant was not full. The restaurant itself could use some TLC and, as much as I love clean places, there was a strong smell of cleaner which was invasive especially...More

1  Thank tizsajon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colon 1550, Montevideo 11001, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2917 0169
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