Restaurants in Uruguay
Trust Argentine chef Francis Mallmann to create a dining destination worth the detour. Five handsome guest rooms appeal to those who want to linger over the smashed gigot of local lamb.
This funky restaurant—filled with brightly painted chairs and bold paintings—specializes in Spanish-style gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) and other tapas. For fun, patrons can dine inside a black 1929 Ford A, one of two vintage cars parked outside.
A cozy riverside teahouse that serves house-made carrot cake, apple tarts, and brownies, plus Italian espresso and a variety of loose-leaf-tea infusions.
Chic South Americans congregate amid the dunes for languorous midday meals that can last until dusk. Keep things simple with sea bass cooked over coals and a pitcher of clericó.