Top 5 Restaurants in Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo

Top 5 Restaurants in Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
As much as I rave about Uruguay, it does have its downsides, such as the lack of imaginative food. You’re most likely to encounter pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, the chivito (their version of a burger), and maybe a parrilla or two. Even locals will say that the food here is not very creative or progressive. Uruguay is very much a meat-and-potatoes kind of culture.

And what’s even worse is that eating out in Montevideo costs a pretty penny. If I thought food in Buenos Aires was on the pricey side, then Montevideo makes BA seem like a budget destination. But during my time in Ciudad Vieja, I have found some really outstanding restaurants that make the high cost of food worth every penny. The quality is always top-notch, the ingredients fresh, and the cuisine innovative. These chefs are not afraid to push the boundaries of traditional cuisine.

Here are some of my best restaurant recommendations in Montevideo Ciudad Vieja.

5. Wasa [Ethnik Food]

Zabala 1341 | Ciudad Viejo, Montevideo, Uruguay

1. roasted sweet potato // 2. tuna salad on top of rice cake

A serious little hole in the wall, you will never ever guess that such delicious food is served behind its slightly grimy, nondescript doors. This tiny little restaurant provides seating mainly at the bar counter in front of the open kitchen, where the French chef whips up fresh French/Uruguyan fushion cuisine. The paper menu you will be given will only consist of a few items: salads and bagels, as well as a ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top 5 Restaurants in Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Wasa   Café Brasillero   Estrecho   Jacintos   Foc  
Author: Anna Ge
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