When I started Guru’Guay a decade ago, I wrote “Uruguayans like their food plain, simple and meaty. Give them a well-cooked piece of beef and a mixta salad (lettuce, tomato and onion), and they will be happy.” My, how things have changed, and how happy you, dear reader, will be. The last few years have seen a boom in good eating and a focus on local, hand-crafted ingredients—captured in the second edition of The Guru’Guay Guide to Montevideo. Nowadays (shock horror) it is even relatively easy to be vegan.
Guru’Guay’s top foodie spots in Montevideo
Top foodie spots at the beach
Top foodie spots in the interior
What time do Uruguayans eat, how much does eating out cost, tipping etiquette and more.
Uruguayans love their beef but at the beach they’re partial to deep-fried white fish bites called ‘miniaturas’. Discover the classic Uruguay steak sandwich (el chivito) and other traditional drinks, desserts and seafood you must not miss.
Uruguay is the new world’s undiscovered wine gem. Plan your trip to Uruguay wine country. Tips to regions, wine tasting in Montevideo & private wine tours. Also why one out of every three bottles in Uruguay is a Tannat.
Don’t get tripped up.