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Empanadas Carolina

Mercado Del Puerto Loc 20, Montevideo, Uruguay
+598 2916 6410
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (23 reviews)
“crust” (2 reviews)
“mercado” (5 reviews)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Mercado Del Puerto Loc 20, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked in here with extremely high hopes. The long lines and effusive reviews had my expectations sky high but unfortunately I was very disappointed. I consider myself an empanada connoisseur and have had it all over Latin America with the best I've had so...More

Thank Miicha04
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I was at Montevideo terminal on a ship. The port market is adjacent to terminal gate. The market houses numerous restaurants and shops which cater to cruise passengers. Carolina empanadas has a variety of empanadas, freshly made. One of the best empanadas you can have...More

Thank nozzlering
Reviewed 25 December 2017

empanadas (most of them salty, some sweet) pastry and some boose. That's it. You don't go there for more, you sit (if you're lucky) or stand in the entrance hall and just grab this bite (I have enough for lunch with two empanadas, a friend...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I would not say that I was blown away by these empanadas but they were good and it was the ideal snack. All empanadas are large and well filled (I tried 3 different flavours). They were reasonably priced too - 174 Pesos ($58 each).

Thank J Fou L
Reviewed 12 December 2017

A different experience in the Mercado del Puerto. The empanadas were tasty, and had a fun lunch people watching while sitting on a stool at this tiny establishment.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Coming from Buenos Aires, we had tried plenty of empanadas but this place was by far my favorite! I had the carne picante and it was actually a bit spicy and full of meat and had the best crust! Would highly recommend!

Thank betsyjohn99
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Food is very expensive in Montevideo. In general, to eat in a restaurant will cost you as much or more than a good restaurant in the US. So Empanadas Carolina is a bargain. All empanadas are 51 Uruguayan pesos--about $2US each. And there are vegetarian...More

Thank ibekarl
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I really enjoyed the two vegetarian empanadas I got. They were perfectly cooked and not greasy at all. This place was very popular with both tourists and locals so expect a bit of a wait but it is well worth it for the price and...More

Thank travelingtalia
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

These girls pump out delicious empanadas like a well oiled machine! Not greasy, and not skimping on the fillings. Great find, must try! 51 pesos per empanadas, can of beer will set you back 60. Nice quick fix!

Thank czyzz15
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The free walking tour ended at the market and thanks to trip advisor we found this place. Talk about a value as well as a local hangout. I always say you know its good if the locals are waiting. The empanada were delicious, and there’s...More

Thank Matthew B
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercado Del Puerto Loc 20, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2916 6410
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