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
Il Tano Cucina
This charming family-run restaurant in the forest opens year round to serve home-made pasta and the freshest local seafood
Estancia El Ceibo
El Ceibo is a typical, South American sheep and cattle ranch set in farmland amid the gently rolling plains of Uruguay.
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.
Academia Uruguay is a small language school right in the heart of Montevideo’s historic neighbourhood.
Estación Penitente is an enchanting hill-top restaurant housed within three restored 1950s-era train cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alma Historica –which means “historic soul”– is a luxury fifteen-room boutique hotel set on Plaza Zabala, Montevideo’s most romantic park.
Boutique wines, hand picked by a sommelier, delivered at retail prices–we have to admit we are totally in love with this service
Arazá Cocina Nativa
This tiny restaurant in the Prado tells the story of Uruguay’s little-known culinary heritage through fine food
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
A new Montevideo bakehouse selling ‘bread and other stuff’. Bagels to DIE for. Their innovative club sends sourdough (& culture) direct to your door weekly.
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.