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El Chancho y la Coneja

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Calle 12 Esquina Ruta 10, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay
+598 4277 2497
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a small, unpretentious, family-run restaurant conveniently located close to the famous curved bridge of "La Barra" outside Punta. I visited at my host's suggestion because it's pet friendly and did not regret it. They serve only a handful of fish and red meat dishes as well as whole-grain specialty pizzas. The 'corvina negra' with grilled veggies was tasty... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We come here every summer, and never regret. Nice little place with good food. No fancy, but definitely worth going to.

Thank Souza R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Over The years this has proven to be a consistent and relaxed place. Good service, good food and just off the too busy part of la Barra

Thank mike e
Montevideo, Uruguay
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This rustic seating environment with a fire in the fireplace is well-suited to their kitchen that revolves around a wood-fired oven. We had their ever-delicious home made bread and the ginger-carrot soup is always a hit. I can't say enough about the service. The waiters are excellent. We have been here many times and have enjoyed great many flavorful entrees.... More 

Thank Dreamer D
Burlington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Heard this restaurant was very good. Was not disappointed! I had the citrus chicken which was slow cooked with vegetables - excellent! Everyone else ordered something different - pizza, Chicken Tacos and chicken cannoli - everyone loved what they'd ordered. We ate outside and had wonderful and friendly servers! Most enjoyable! !

1 Thank llgunn
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This was a highly recommended restaurant. The food was as we were told. Very good dishes, nice variety. The experience was somewhat spoiled by the incredibly incompetent service. It took over two hours despite the fact the restaurant was only half full. Even when we tried to pay, we could not get anyone to bring us the bill. If you... More 

Thank A S
Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This is the place that I would recommend for a meal and experience if I had to name only one in La Barra, Uruguay. Great setting, very "unpromising" from the street but they will deliver a great food, service and atmosphere specially for the price they charge. Comparing to other flash places with a much higher price tag, El Chancho... More 

Thank Danilo D
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

The place is not fancy at all, more like a hippy restaurant, all is made in a clay oven. Food is ok, descent. Price is inexpensive, around usd 30/ person. I would change the name of the place, it is more likely to be called "El chancho y la tortuga", means : the pig and the turtle, the service is... More 

Thank eric t
Porto Alegre, RS
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It is the busiest time of the year. The restaurant was packed. The owners were working together with the staff, trying to front the amount of people trying to get a table or waiting for their meals. Staff was very polite. They understood English and Portuguese . Service was very slow but the food did not disappoint, making this restaurant... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

A wonderful relaxed place. It seems to be a house converted into a wonderful restaurant by the owners. The couple running around cooking and serving do a wonderful job! They work so hard as the restaurant seems to be very popular in the area and still take time to ensure you are as happy as can be. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12 Esquina Ruta 10, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Maldonado  >  La Barra
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 2497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?