Fray Bentos (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾai̯ ˈbentos]) is the capital city of the Río Negro Department, in south-western Uruguay. Its port on the Uruguay River is one of the nation's most important harbours. The city hosts the first campus of the Technological University, beside the historically relevant industrial complex Anglo, a World Heritage site. One of the biggest pulp mills in the world is situated close to Fray Bentos and the Libertador General San Martín Bridge, and it was the center of the largest political dispute between Uruguay and Argentina during the 21st century.
Things to do in Fray Bentos
4 based on 60 reviews
A decent enough pasta place that has been put into the old meat packing plant. I was honestly put off by my trip to the restroom - odor from pit toliet was awful! No way to clean up afterwards. Only good point, was cost of the meal and the wine. Wine was great. It is a place everyone seems to have on their list to go to. But, there is not much else to offer in town.
4 based on 58 reviews
Finding an open restaurant on a Monday lunchtime was a challenge and this definitely seemed the friendliest spot... waitresses actually bothered to welcome us into the place with smile and a greeting (unlike elsewhere in town). We had pasta for lunch with a beer and a coffee... tasty and filling food and reasonably priced beer. Coffee not recommended!
3.5 based on 27 reviews
We were pleasantly surprised with this place. Staff were friendly, service good and the food tasty. I had a salad, which was very basic but nice, and my boyfriend had the lasagne. The prices were very reasonable - about half as much as we paid in most of Uruguay! Would recommend.
4 based on 32 reviews
We stopped for lunch at this place while driving from Colonia to Salto. It had been recommended by the attendant of a nearby toll booth, often a good datapoint. Boy was she right. This unassuming "parador" next to a gas station at the intersection of two highways provided one of my best barbecue experiences in Uruguay, and I've had lots of them. The barbecued "vacio" was probably the best vacio I've had in my life, lots of pulp and little fat interspersed fat, all cooked just right (I asked for it "jugoso" - rare but it would still be fine "a punto" i.e. medium.) The "chorizo" sausage was tasty stuff made in an artisan way, the type that comes in a long roll and they cut it, rare to find these days. The fries were home made, sloppy shape but crunchy and decadent. For desert we had strawberrys and cream, great fruit in gobs of white cream. The prices for all of that were very reasonable. The blonde woman who served was super friendly yet didn't miss a beat - we were served in record time even though the place was packed. BOTTOM LINE: If you are anywhere within 100 km of Mercedes/Fray Bentos this joint is worth a drive to satisfy the carnivorous caveman in you.
4 based on 11 reviews
I have been here multiple times for late night dinner and it truly is a pleasure every time. Great pizza made in a proper pizza oven. Once you start, you can't stop eating more and more. 5* experience for pizza and atmosphere. A must visit when you are in Fray Bentos.
4 based on 14 reviews
Un lugar ameno para disfrutar con amigos y familia, a una cuadra de la rambla
Mucho tiempo sin venir a este lugar de una esquina muy cerca de la rambla. Mucho calor y se prestaba para estar en una mesa de la acera. Y fuimos prontamente atendidos por su mesera muy simpática. Antes de pedir y leyendo la carta nos trajo unos bocaditos. Luego pedimos la bebida y los platos. Algo sencillo par la cena. Chivito y hamburguesa de la casa. Ambos deliciosos y precios acordes. Pasar un buen rato. Cenar y conversar sin apremios. Regresaremos por supuesto.
4 based on 15 reviews
Un buen lugar para comer algo rápido tipo pizza, chivitos, etc. Excelente atención, muy atento el mozo sin ser invasivo. La comida buena, fresca y porciones satisfactorias. Buen precio. Regresaría nuevamente sin dudarlo.
Tienen mesas dentro y fuera del local según el gusto de cada uno. Ambiente climatizado.
Funciona de las 20.00 horas hasta la medianoche o 01.00 horas aproximadamente.
3.5 based on 25 reviews
Menu is pretty basic. We had a couple of salads and a Canadian chivito. Service was friendly and prices are very reasonable. We sat outside on a rather hot summer day. Monday's are tough: the grill is not open. I recommend the chivito.
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