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Cactus y Pescados

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Bajada de Bikini, Punta del Este, Uruguay
+598 4277 4782
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you return to a restaurant that you liked before and you find that it went down with the quality...but last week we had a pleasant meal that was even better the the last time we have been here.. We had for the first dish black caracoles And the second was the fish of the day that was superb !... More 

Thank 746ashert
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cactus and Pescados has been excellent for a long time and never gotten old. Hugo, the owner, has constantly searched for dishes to add to the menu while keeping the ones that keep his faithful clients coming back. The sushi is the best in town and the salmon limeño is fantastic. The wait staff is friendly and efficient and the... More 

Thank BArubia
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is by far my FAVORITE restaurant in Punta. The owner, Hugo, is always there making sure that everything is perfect! Alvaro and his wait staff work exceptionally quickly and always contemplate your needs. You can sit on the terrace overlooking Bikini beach, blankets and heaters are available when it's fresh. The sushi is fabulous. I love the ceviche! Corvina... More 

Thank Argenamerican
Buenos Aires
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

All plates served were very enjoyable. Service was kind and quick. Nice atmosphere and excellent food make it very recommendable.

Thank Antonio L
Montevideo, Uruguay
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is now my favorite restaurant for several reasons. The Pacific Salmon Limeno is out of this world. Prepared in a crust of sesame seeds and served over a bed of roasted vegetables, it is outstanding! The service is attentive, too. It also was the fastest delivery of all the meals I have had in Uruguay. There is inside seating,... More 

Thank Dreamer D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Place is nice if you find a table outside. Service is excellent. The place was really crowded but that did not affect the quality of service. Don't go there for the food, but to have dinner at a popular place with good service. Food is average

Thank Sofia Z
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

A pretty well guarded secret of the locals and Punta lovers is this very modest become high fashion fish ,sea food and sushi beach restaurant which every year improves its menu,service and wine list .Try the salmon al Limeño or their gambas al ajillo. The sushi bar is exceptional with chefs brought from Buenos Aires.who take advantage of the Punta... More 

Thank John K
State of Sao Paulo
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

It's a nice place, in the avenue close to a nice and popular beach (Playa del Bikini). My family and I went there for lunch and their loud music annoyed my 78-year old mother (-:. The food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Anyway, I give four because it would be unfair to classify it as "Average".

Thank Wilson M
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

After spending all morning at the beach we decided to get a bite. Cactus y pescados is pretty much the 1st restaurant you see. I ordered salmon with seafood sauce.... it was delicious and super fresh! My friend ordered sushi, she said it was great too. Service was good. Definitely will go back to this place.

Thank Caro_S_Traveler
Buenos Aires
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We came for dinner at 9:30 pm. and were able to get a nice table with view to the ocean. It was our third visit in three years to this place and we had the feeling that the quality went down and the prices up. For the four of us we ordered an appetizer - deep fried calamari rings -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bajada de Bikini, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 4277 4782

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