Where to eat Mediterranean food in Punta Ballena: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 2, 2019 Venice Greaves

Discover Restaurants offering the best Mediterranean food in Punta Ballena, Maldonado, Maldonado Department. Punta Ballena is a small peninsula (punta) and a resort (balneario), as well as an important tourist attraction on the coast of Río de la Plata in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay. It comprises an approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) long stripe of beaches and landforms and extends on both sides of Route 10.
Things to do in Punta Ballena

10. Roe eat&drink

Avda Leandro Gomez y Tauro, Parque Burnett, Punta del Este Uruguay Mexican, Pizza, Mediterranean, South American Reservations +598 99 818 096
Roe eat&drink

Roe eat & drink, is a new Restaurant in Punta del Este. A warm and relaxed proposal, where each client arms his own order. Helped by its owners. In a pleasant frame in the middle of the forest. Quality, attention and good gastronomy accompany us ...

Reviewed By US_Expat91364

In Uruguay where every restaurant seems to offer the same basic menu any place that tries to offer something a little different is most welcome. This new place on a non tourist street in Maldonado is most welcome in the neighborhood. Pizza and empanadas are standard in UY but here they offer fresh made quesadillas or fajitas instead. And while the flavors lack what would be called Mexican, they were quite good.The place is tiny, being inside a converted shipping container and being too cold to eat outside but they offer take-out which was nice. Restaurant was full of locals, so hopefully they will be able to stay open all year as planned. Although I think they are closed for all of May. Will definitely be going back to try more things and support a new neighborhood place.

9. Beija Flor

De Mayo Esquina Solis 25, Maldonado 20000 Uruguay Mediterranean, Argentinean, South American Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +598 96 128 299
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4 based on 121 reviews

Beija Flor

Reviewed By AnthonyPit

First night in the area and we wanted somewhere we could walk too. Wow best meal of our South American adventure. With both owners working one in the kitchen and one in the front this has a lovely family feel. Food perfect with lots of choice and everything home made. We never go back twice when we are on holiday but we will be returning. The owner speaks near perfect English and the other delightful waitress was great explaining the menu to us. Well worth a visit.

8. I'marangatu

Rambla Claudio Williman Parada 7 de Playa Mansa, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay Seafood, International, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Validated Parkin [email protected] +598 4248 8116 http://www.imarangatu.com.uy
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4 based on 610 reviews

I'marangatu

I'marangatú holds the stories of the time when Punta del Este was projected to the world through the visits of the international jet set, being a historical icon in the social life of Punta del Este. Today it returns in all its splendor as a unique meetin

Reviewed By Millet02

This place is horribly overpriced for the quality of ingredients and poor preparation of same. I got the worst steak I've had in South America, and the sweet potatoes were glazed with some kind of super sweet something that combined with the flavor of the potatoes made them sickly sweet and inedible. Plus they charge 140 peso (per person) cover for bread, that was one stale papadum and three slices of various breads. So you charged me $10 US for two people to split 4 pieces of mediocre bread, ruined my steak by charring the outside to a burnt lump, and made my vegetable into a dessert. This is more money than we've spent on a meal than any other place in 7 months in South America, and I am sad to say out was not even in the top 10 meals we've had, most for a quarter of the cost.Dear Millet02,Thank you very much for visiting I'marangatú. We are very sorry to hear that you didn´t quite enjoy your experience, since we really take great care in the setting, the service and in the quality of the products we offer and we do it with honesty and commitment, that is why, we would have liked to have the chance to change your dishes or having been able to address your complaint at the time. As for the prices, we believe they are in line with market prices, even not being the most expensive…please take into consideration that both taxes and service costs are very high in Punta del Este. We hope to have the opportunity to make it up for you sometime, you are always welcome.

7. Life Bistro by AWA

Ave Pedragosa Sierra and San Ciro, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay Latin, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Fusion Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available [email protected] +598 4249 7777 http://www.awahotel.com/restaurant/life-bistr-a-bar.htm
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4 based on 290 reviews

Life Bistro by AWA

Reviewed By sunderland57

We have stayed in Punta a number of times but this is the first time we have been to this restaurant. And it will not be the last! A great find. The menu offers a good choice and there is something to suit all tastes and moods. Clearly a very skilled Peruvian chef and we tried both the ceviche and the tiradito which were excellent. In fact all three courses we each had were delicious with the exception of the Thai chicken which was just ‘ok’, but I blame myself for ordering something which clearly was not a speciality in an Uruguayan restaurant with a Peruvian chef! Very friendly and efficient service. Definitely recommended. DearThank you for your comment. We are very happy to known that you enjoy your experience in Life Bistró.We hope to see you again Best Regards,

6. Misterios Restaurante

Av.Gorlero y El Corral 23 Plaza de los Artesanos, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Cafe, International, South American Dinner, Lunch Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +598 92 544 704 http://www.facebook.com/MisteriosRestaurante/
Misterios Restaurante

Reviewed By heidimayli620

Visited with a family of 6 and the food as well as the service were amazing. The friendly server made the whole experience awesome. We ordered 6 different plates and each and every one was great. Prices were also great.

5. Cantina del Vigia

Zelmar Michelini 744, Maldonado 20000 Uruguay Mediterranean, South American Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +598 4226 8075 https://www.facebook.com/cantinadelvigia
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4 based on 431 reviews

Cantina del Vigia

Reviewed By Pipa-in-BsAs

Loved this place! The Provoleta is probably the best I ever had. Make reservations if you go over the weekends because is usually really packed. The oven vegetables are amazing too. Everything comes with a side or over the food pesto that is amazing. Ask to put it on the side if you are not sure because almost all plates come with it.The Milanesa napolitana is amazing too.

4. Si Querida

Ventura Alegre, Maldonado 20000 Uruguay Mediterranean, International Dinner, Late Night Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +598 99 952 690 http://www.siquerida.com.uy/
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4 based on 474 reviews

Reviewed By SteKe22

The first time we were searching this place, we did not notice that this normal house door, hardly lit, was actually the entrance. No reservations are taken, but if you are there and all the tables are occupied, it is worth it to wait until a table becomes free. To recommend: "bife de lomo" and the seafood tartlet. We returned several times.

3. Restaurante Club de los Balleneros

Ruta Interbalnearia Km 129.5, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20003 Uruguay Mediterranean, Seafood Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +598 92 455 844 http://www.restballeneros.com
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4 based on 142 reviews

Restaurante Club de los Balleneros

Reviewed By mannitb

The place is located at a spectacular spot. Right on the water with a beautiful swimming pool. The cocktails are nice and drinks are good. However, the service is absolutely horrible! The staff are incompetent and very rude and unhelpful. The food tasted absolutely horrible and still extremely expensive!Overall a bad experience.

Where to Eat in Punta Ballena: The Best Restaurants and Bars

2. Medio y Medio

Cont. Camino Lussich Portezuelo - PUNTA BALLENA, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar [email protected] +598 4257 8791 http://www.medioymedio.com
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4 based on 374 reviews

Reviewed By tomfor2

Good place. Nice, honest food. If the weather is nice, there is outdoor seating. Don't ask for the creme brulée though, not their best dish.

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1. Misterios Restaurante

Av.Gorlero y El Corral 23 Plaza de los Artesanos, Punta del Este 20100 Uruguay Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Cafe, International, South American Dinner, Lunch Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +598 92 544 704 http://www.facebook.com/MisteriosRestaurante/
Misterios Restaurante

Reviewed By heidimayli620

Visited with a family of 6 and the food as well as the service were amazing. The friendly server made the whole experience awesome. We ordered 6 different plates and each and every one was great. Prices were also great.

Most Popular Steakhouse food in Punta Ballena, Maldonado, Maldonado Department

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