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La Bota Calle 71, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 94 069 111
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Elmo is a nice restaurant located away from the main restaurants in the Manantiales and La Barra areas (10km east of Punta del Este). Not easy to get there, make sure you Google Map before you go. Make sure also to make a reservation to eat outside (inside is really not special). We went for dinner. Fish was OK (corvina/Sea... More 

Thank Alfredo I
Bologna, Italy
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Elmo Resto Bar is not easy to find, located east of highway 104. Once you reach is lovely, both in the interior rooms and in the garden. There are tables as well as the counter, where you can enjoy the fireplace and grill (parrilla). During summer, ask for a table outside under the trees and the stars. If you get... More 

Thank AlessandraMatilde67
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Everyone is talking about ELMO!. The experience begins trying to find the restaurant. It's a challenge to navigator along the gravel unlit roads in El Chorro. There is a hand-painted sign on the side of the road. Just follow the cars. Always book ahead, in January it is almost impossible to find a table. There is sitting in the candle... More 

Thank Argenamerican
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went to dinner, with another couple & honestly on our way there, while we were driving on this dark dirt roads, I was bit worried!! And then we arrived to Elmo! It is a small, nice little restaurant. They have a nice outdoor area where you can have dinner under the stars. The decoration is a bit rustic, and... More 

Thank Magda P
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

A hidden gem.Wonderful food in the middle of nowhere.It is typically a Punta del Este restaurant. Even I that been going there what seems forever, sometimes it is hard do find.But do trust me it is worth every time.A must go. The chipirones acebollados is the best thing to get started, Forget the pizza, they are wonderful, do ask for... More 

Thank Emilio01
North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Best pizza in Latin America. Loved it. Great time here with friends from childhood from Uruguay. Thanks a lot for the great time here.

Thank trishmills2017
Montevideo, Uruguay
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Had dinner with my family last weekend. The place is hidden 10 blocks inland from the beach. The ambient is great, with candles creating an intimate feeling. Dishes were excelent (two thumbs up for the Octopus and the beef cooked in the brick oven). Need to mention a very slow service, specially if you are there with kids. But, that... More 

Thank Federico U
Montevideo, Uruguay
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

It took as quite a while to get to this little place with no electricity, but after we ate, we have to say it was worth the ride. To our surprise we had what we consider one of the best pizzas in the Punta del Este region. We liked the fact that it was only lit by candles, no electricity... More 

Thank Roby S
Rio de Janeiro
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This place is VERY hard to find, especially when you are navigating by GPS. You will need to drive out of the road into a rural area to arrive, but don't worry it's worthy! The place is perfect and very cozy, being the best restaurant that I had the chance to visit in town. We opted by pizzas and local... More 

Thank DaviGarcia
London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The place is not too far, but boy it's hard to find. Once there, the place is super cute and the food is fab The first table we were offered was horrible So after a firm but polite complaint we were moved to a great table As appetizers we had the calamaris which were superb As main we had the... 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
Italian, Pizza, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Bota Calle 71, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Maldonado Department  >  Punta del Este
  • Phone Number: +598 94 069 111

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