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Lunch in the Winter

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Lunch in the Winter

I have browsed the restaurant list but thought maybe a few locals might weigh in on a good spot. Our travel planner is suggesting Meson De La Plaza - which seems relatively fancy. Is there somewhere good to have a typical Uruguay lunch? It doesn't need to be fancy, just an eat in restaurant. A bonus would for it to accept credit cards OR argentinean pesos or dollars, but if we need to change money we would.

Suggestions -- we are going next week

THANKS!!!

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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1. Re: Lunch in the Winter

In our experience, admittedly in the UY summer, the most interesting, authentic (and one of the most tasty) experiences for lunch is an assado....down by the Mercado del Puerto.

In general, the beef in UY is better, these days, than in many places in BsAs, where Feed Lots have become ubiquitous.

In the last few years, UY has provided a discount for using foreign CCs for restaurants, car rentals, etc. It would be useful to check into that. Even if not, unless your CC charges a bad rate to exchange, it would be easy to use most anywhere in UY.

Also, you can get U$S dollars, or UY Pesos, from ATM machines in UY.; not sure if they readily accept Arg. Pesos - most countries will not, today.

Have a good visit to this lovely country.

Edited: 17 August 2015, 20:47
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2. Re: Lunch in the Winter

Meson de la Plaza might seem very fancy, but their prices are very good. They´ve got an assorted menu with international kitchen, very good value. They accept all credit cards, which in Uruguay give a discount of taxes (it is more convenient to pay with credit cards) Anyway, all the restaurants, even the smallest stores or supermarkets in Colonia would accept either argentienan pesos or USDollars, most of them even give you the change in the same courrency, because everybody is used to daytriperes, and they know it is hard to people in Buenos Aires to get their money changed.

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3. Re: Lunch in the Winter

Thanks for the information ... I will report back on our day trip! Very excited to visit!

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4. Re: Lunch in the Winter

ssbelltx's: my apologies for post #1 above. I mistook the question to be about Montevideo.

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5. Re: Lunch in the Winter

NO worries. ... I always hold on to extra info ... you never know where your travels will land you!!! THANKS for taking the time to respond

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