Best Barbecue Restaurants in the World
Mercado del Puerto: Montevideo, Uruguay
Elsewhere, people grill steaks or chops, but in Uruguay, no part of the animal escapes the hardwood fire, not mollecas (sweetbreads), not chinchulines (chitterlings), not choto (grilled lamb intestines)—all of which taste a lot better than they may sound. The best place for a crash course in Uruguay's barbecue culture is the Mercado del Puerto, a soaring pavilion of steel girders and glass that's now an upscale agglomeration of grill restaurants, bars, and cafés. Two reliable destinations are El Palenque and Cabana Veronica, but as all the cooking is done on wood-burning grills in open kitchens, you can pick the place that looks best.