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Guru'Guay Top Picks Map

Introducing our carefully selected top picks. Guru’Guay only recommends restaurants, hotels and people who absolutely love Uruguay & what they do. TripAdvisor we ain’t.

Baco Vino y Bistró

Baco is a neighborhood French bistro with fine dining flair, featuring an extensive wine list and varied by-the-glass choices

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Il Tano Cucina

This charming family-run restaurant in the forest opens year round to serve home-made pasta and the freshest local seafood

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Estancia El Ceibo

El Ceibo is a typical, South American sheep and cattle ranch set in farmland amid the gently rolling plains of Uruguay.

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Casa Flor

Treat yourself to the Casa Flor experience. A boutique beach hotel whose well-connected owners will introduce you to the secrets of Uruguay’s natural beauty with access most can only dream of.

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Academia Uruguay

Academia Uruguay is a small language school right in the heart of Montevideo’s historic neighbourhood.

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Estación Penitente

Estación Penitente is an enchanting hill-top restaurant housed within three restored 1950s-era train cars.

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Es Mercat

The Guru will wager that this is the best fish and seafood restaurant in Montevideo. The merluza negra (sea bass fished in the South Atlantic) seasoned solely with rock salt is particularly amazing. 

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Bar El Mingus

A cool, contemporary neighbourhood restaurant with classic old world charm and the intimacy of a classic Rio de la Plata-style bar.

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Artesana

Artesana is a young boutique winery run by two women wine-makers. The twenty-hectare vineyard is delightful, set on a slope close to the Santa Lucia river and a protected wetlands reserve.

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Los Nadies

Manuel Filgueira is an obsessive wine-maker who makes magnificent, complex, aged wines. He’s been known to abandon an entire harvest if the grapes are not up to standard.

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Alma Histórica

Alma Historica –which means “historic soul”– is a luxury fifteen-room boutique hotel set on Plaza Zabala, Montevideo’s most romantic park.

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Adriana Rossi

Boutique wines, hand picked by a sommelier, delivered at retail prices–we have to admit we are totally in love with this service 

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Arazá Cocina Nativa

This tiny restaurant in the Prado tells the story of Uruguay’s little-known culinary heritage through fine food

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Lobo Suelto

A little foodtruck on the roadside between the airport and Punta del Este is the best place to stop for Uruguay street food with.. organic ingredients.

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Big Bang Nature Stays

On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on a deserted beach, your stylish dome nestles amongst acres of virgin pine forest

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Hotel Solís

Be a part of history. Once the best hotel in Uruguay-and British spy HQ in WW2!-, nestling by beaches, wineries and trekking, and being lovingly restored.

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Team Haverkate

Most realtors in Uruguay have a dual interest – representing the buyer AND the seller. Team Haverkate, based 20 years in the US, only represents buyers.

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Il Tano Suites

Il Tano Suites is most probably the most valuable Punta del Diablo hotel, with many of the comforts of a four-star hotel. The location is away from the town centre, tucked away in pine woods, the closest beach–Playa Grande–is the most secluded.

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Verne

Outdoor dining in Verne, the star of a new restaurant scene on the coast a short drive from downtown Montevideo, is a feast for the senses

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Salón Nº 3

New La Barra restaurant in a vintage furniture store. Pull up a chair in the kitchen as the chef preps just-caught fish & his home-grown organic veggies

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Cabaña Verónica

The Port Market—Disneyland for carnivores—is not to be missed but avoid tourist traps! At Verónica’s, you’re guaranteed great steak & Uruguayan asado

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Pantera

A new Montevideo bakehouse selling ‘bread and other stuff’. Bagels to DIE for. Their innovative club sends sourdough (& culture) direct to your door weekly.

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Bar Montevideo al Sur

If you’re looking for a traditional Montevideo bar with a community-feel, good honest food, great cocktails and a friendly vibe, this is your place. It may even become your local.

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