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Restaurants in Uruguay

Restaurants in Uruguay tend to serve foods packed with butter, fat and grains, without many seasonings or spices. The country – a traditional ranching nation – is renowned for the quality of its beef, and many Uruguay restaurants serve delicious, mouth-watering tender steak at very reasonable prices. Meat-lovers can’t visit Uruguay without trying the chivito. Affectionately nicknamed the “cholesterol bomb,” the chivito is a sandwich packed with skirt steak, hard boiled eggs, ham, bacon, tomato, lettuce, onion, a heap of melted mozzarella, all slathered in mayonnaise.

Other popular local dishes include empanadas, typically packed with cheese and meat, gramajo (a fried potato and ham egg scramble), and dulce de leche, a milk caramel dessert.

Visitors looking for a more upscale dining experience have a wide selection of Uruguay restaurants to choose from, but you can’t go wrong at Bodega y Granja Narbona. Located amongst rural farmlands, vineyards and orchards, Bodega y Granja Narbona is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Uruguay, and serves up a constantly rotating menu of handmade pasta, organic vegetables and fine vintages.

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